(4.9) 10 reviews
MSRP: $29,473$59,413
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 18-22
Engine: 402-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Our Take on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Our Take

The original Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class revolutionized modern automotive design by promising the sporty dynamics of a coupe with a dash of sedan practicality. The CLS is available in two models: the CLS550 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG. Prime competitors include the Audi A7 and BMW 6 Series Gr... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • All-wheel drive now standard for CLS63 AMG
  • CLS63 AMG makes more power
  • Four doors, coupe profile
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

4 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.