The CLA Class gives you a sportier alternative to an A-Class hatchback or C-Class saloon, with coupe-looks and a dynamic driving experience. With a great range of specifications and engine options, it ticks a lot of boxes for those who want to stand out from the crowd and enjoy a little bit of luxury.
Achieving a swooping roofline and a coupe body shape while retaining the practicality of four doors and a decent sized boot isn’t easy, but Mercedes styled it out brilliantly with the CLA Class. Go for the models with the larger AMG-style alloy wheels and you’ll have a seriously handsome car on your driveway.
Step inside the car and wow! You’ll instantly see that Mercedes know how to do nice interiors. From the leather-wrapped steering wheel to the neatly styled dashboard, central screen and comfy (often leather) seats, you’ll more than just enjoy every journey, whether you’re on a road trip or simply commuting to your place of work.
Driving dynamics are another advantage of the low-slung coupe-style body shape of the CLA. Road handling and grip are more than sufficient for everyday or even enthusiastic driving. You sit low in the car, and the driving experience feels sharper and more sporty than rivals or regular family hatchbacks.
Practicality is decent in the CLA Class, its 4-door layout certainly makes it more usable as a family car than the 2-door coupes in the Mercedes-Benz range, or in anybody else’s range for the that matter. The boot is a more than decent size, big enough for pushchairs or the weekly shop without a doubt and far larger than an A-Class hatchback.
You’ll see lots of CLA 220 CDI models available – they’re fitted with 2.1-litre turbocharged diesel engines with plenty of power and great economy – especially on the motorway.
Those looking for a sporty car but need the added practicality of a 4-door layout will enjoy owning a CLA. The looks make it stand out from the crowd of family hatchbacks, and its driving dynamics mark it as not only an exceptional motorway cruiser but also an enjoyable car to drive spiritedly down back roads.
All CLA models get alloy wheels, air conditioning, a multi-function steering wheel and tinted glass, so all the used ones you’ll see are pretty well specced. Look out for the striking AMG Sport and AMG Line variants that give the car sportier suspension and even more sports-oriented styling touches.Search Mercedes-Benz CLA