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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Available Price Range $26,696-$53,332 Trims3 Combined MPG 20-21 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Our Take

The original Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class revolutionized modern automotive design. Called a four-door coupe, the CLS promised the sporty dynamics of a coupe with a dash of sedan practicality. The CLS is available in two models: the CLS550, which can be had with 4Matic all-wheel drive, and the 518-hor... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Long rear doors
  • Adjustable suspension needs more variability (AMG version)
  • Grabby brakes (AMG version)

Notable Features

  • Four doors, coupe profile
  • New standard mbrace2 in-car communication system
  • Powerful V-8 engine choices
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
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Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in October 2011 about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2013, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. If style is important to luxury shoppers, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has the upper hand over other sedans on the market. T... Read full review for the 2013 Mercedes Benz CLS Class

Consumer Reviews

3.7

Average based on 3 reviews

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Beautiful & Efficient as well!

by Pedalmetal from Des Moines, Iowa on July 27, 2013

Now I preface this by saying I work for a US auto dealer, BUT I just fell in love with the looks, power, elegance of the CLS. Now I have seen a review or 2 and they hammer on the fuel economy...who ca... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

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$72,000 - $95,900
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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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