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2019 Mercedes-Benz Cla-class
Select a Different Model (3 Available): CLA250 4MATIC Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 35902
MPG (EPA) 24 CTY /32 HWY
Horsepower 208@5500
Torque 258@1250
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Strong acceleration on AMG model
  • Fuel efficient
  • Good handling

You Won't Like

  • Claustrophobic rear seats
  • AMG CLA 45 is too clinical
  • Harsh ride

New for 2019

The Premium and Convenience packages and the 19-inch alloy wheels are now standard on the AMG CLA 45.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a compact, coupe-like sedan that slots below the larger E-Class and CLS-Class and above the more conventional A-Class-read about that new model here. Front-wheel drive comes standard and all-wheel drive is optional.

CLA 250 and CLA 250 4Matic: The base trim comes standard with a three-setting drive mode selector, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 4.5-inch instrument cluster display, MB-Tex leatherette upholstery, dual-zone climate control, keyless start, an 8.0-inch screen, a USB port, and Bluetooth.

AMG CLA 45: High-performance AMG CLA 45 models adds an AMG-tuned all-wheel-drive suspension, an AMG-tuned suspension, high-performance brakes, an AMG sport exhaust system, retuned power steering, Sport+ (replacing Eco) and Individual drive modes, 19-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, a hands-free trunk, heated front seats, MB-Tex leatherette/Dinamica suede upholstery, and a Harman Kardon audio system.

Options include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, navigation, leather upholstery, multi-color ambient lighting, red seatbelts, automatic self-parking, and a panoramic sunroof. The AMG CLA 45 can be had with extra go-fast goods like an AMG performance exhaust, a Race mode, an electronically controlled sport suspension, a limited-slip differential, and AMG performance seats.

Performance and Fuel Economy

All 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class models come with 2.0-liter turbo-four paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The engine makes 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque in the CLA 250, and a whopping 375 hp and 350 lb-ft in the AMG CLA 45.

EPA fuel economy ratings for the CLA 250 are 24/37 mpg city/highway for front-drive models and 24/32 mpg with Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. The high-performance AMG CLA 45 is the least efficient at 23/30 mpg.

Safety

Standard active safety tech includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and attention assist. Blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control are available with the Premium and Drive Assistance packages.

Utility

The 2019 CLA-Class has a 13.1-cubic-foot trunk and can be expanded via the standard split-folding rear seats.

What We Think

In a 2014 First Test, we noted that the standard sport suspension on the CLA 250 transmits harsh imperfections into the cabin, tossing around passengers. The steering is short on feel while the chassis offers stable handling. Mercedes' 2.0-liter turbo-four offers plenty of power to move the vehicle around with little effort. Rear seat space is claustrophobic due to the low roofline.

In Sport mode, the AMG CLA 45 wakes up with minimal body control and excellent handling complemented by a loud backfires from the exhaust. Ride comfort, however, is harsh; you feel every road imperfection, as we noted in a 2014 First Test. The Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 placed third in a 2014 comparison test because of its sluggish throttle response and uncooperative gearbox. Additionally, it understeered too much and a robotic driving experience lowered the fun factor below the Subaru WRX STI and BMW M235i against which it was compared.

Cool Fact

The CLA-Class was the first front-drive Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be sold in the United States.

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2019 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA-CLASS SPECIFICATIONS
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FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
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Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, 7 Speed Automatic
Trim
CLA250 4MATIC Sedan
Class
Premium Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
208@5500
Standard MPG
24/32
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Convenience Package

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Compass; Garage Door Opener; Mirror, Automatic Driver; Rear View Mirror, Automatic
$374 $400

Multimedia Package

INCLUDES: 3 Years of Navigation Map Updates; 5 Years of SiriusXM Traffic and Weather Service; DVD/VCD; Entertainment Display Screen; Internal HD; MP3 Player; Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info; [868] Smartphone Integration Package; Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System
$2150 $2300

AMG® Line Exterior

INCLUDES: AMG Body Styling; Chrome Diamond-Block Grille; Upgraded Perforated and Internally Ventilated Front Brake Discs
$2244 $2400

Night Package

INCLUDES: Black Window Trim & Black Lamella Inlays; Chrome/Bright Trim; Mirror, Toned Driver; Mirror, Toned Passenger NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [16A] Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housings
$280 $300

Smartphone Integration Package

INCLUDES: Apps Control; Mobile Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; Navigaion Via Mobile Phone; Text To Speech / Speech To Text CONTAINED IN: [320] Multimedia Package
$327 $350

Driver Assistance Package

INCLUDES: Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Lane Departure Warning System NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [00A] Illuminated Star
$1402 $1500

Premium Package

INCLUDES: Audio System, Satellite Radio; [234] Blind Spot Assist; [810] Harman/Kardon Logic7® Surround Sound System; [873] Heated Front Seats; [889] Keyless-Go®; Trunk Release, Foot Operated
$1683 $1800

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, 7 Speed Automatic

Std Std

Exterior Color, Polar White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Cosmos Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Jupiter Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Night Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Polar Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Mountain Grey Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Cocoa Brown Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Designo® Polar Silver Magno (Matte Finish)

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Upgraded Perforated and Internally Ventilated Front Brake Discs

CONTAINED IN: [321] AMG® Line Exterior
Pkg Pkg

Garmin® Map Pilot

$584 $625

5 Years of SiriusXM Traffic and Weather Service

CONTAINED IN: [320] Multimedia Package
Pkg Pkg

Keyless-Go®

INCLUDES: Engine Start Button; Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key); Smart Card/Key CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Package
$514 $550

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

CONTAINED IN: [868] Smartphone Integration Package
Pkg Pkg

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [317] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

CONTAINED IN: [997] Driver Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

CONTAINED IN: [889] Keyless-Go®
Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [320] Multimedia Package
Pkg Pkg

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [317] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Internal HD

CONTAINED IN: [320] Multimedia Package
Pkg Pkg

Internet Connection

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Mobile Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

CONTAINED IN: [868] Smartphone Integration Package
Pkg Pkg

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

CONTAINED IN: [868] Smartphone Integration Package
Pkg Pkg

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [320] Multimedia Package
Pkg Pkg

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

CONTAINED IN: [889] Keyless-Go®
Grp Grp

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

CONTAINED IN: [889] Keyless-Go®
Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

CONTAINED IN: [868] Smartphone Integration Package
Pkg Pkg

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Phone

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

CONTAINED IN: [320] Multimedia Package
Pkg Pkg

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.460

Std Std

Compass

CONTAINED IN: [317] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Steering

Std Std

Driver Modes: Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [459] Adjustable Suspension
Grp Grp

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 14.8 Gallon

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: 4MATIC® Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection AWD

Std Std

Illuminated Star

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [997] Driver Assistance Package
$420 $450

Rear Spoiler

$280 $300

Panorama Roof

INCLUDES: Glass Roof; Sunroof, Glass Power
$1402 $1500

AMG Body Styling

CONTAINED IN: [321] AMG® Line Exterior
Pkg Pkg

Black Window Trim & Black Lamella Inlays

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package
Pkg Pkg

Chrome Diamond-Block Grille

CONTAINED IN: [321] AMG® Line Exterior
Pkg Pkg

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package
Pkg Pkg

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Glass Roof

CONTAINED IN: [413] Panorama Roof
Grp Grp

Sunroof, Glass Power

CONTAINED IN: [413] Panorama Roof
Grp Grp

Window, Rear

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Illuminated Front Door Sills

$467 $500

Topstitched MB-Tex Upper Dash and Door Trim

INCLUDES: Luxury Trim, Synthetic Leather On Doors; Seat Upholstery, Leather
N/C N/C

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Matte Black Ash Wood

$303 $325

Burl Walnut Wood

$303 $325

Aluminum Trim

$140 $150

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy On Doors And Instrument Panel Alloy Look On Shift Knob

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Synthetic Leather On Doors

CONTAINED IN: [087] Topstitched MB-Tex Upper Dash and Door Trim
Grp Grp

Steering Wheel: Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting

INCLUDES: Ambient Lighting; Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting in 12 Colors
$144 $155

Ambient Lighting

CONTAINED IN: [877] Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting
Grp Grp

LED Lights, Brake Lights

CONTAINED IN: [632] LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Grp Grp

LED Lights, Daytime Running Lights

CONTAINED IN: [632] LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Grp Grp

LED Lights, High Beam

CONTAINED IN: [632] LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Grp Grp

LED Lights, Low Beam

CONTAINED IN: [632] LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Grp Grp

LED Lights, Rear Lights

CONTAINED IN: [632] LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Grp Grp

Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting in 12 Colors

CONTAINED IN: [877] Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting
Grp Grp

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housings

INCLUDES: Mirror, Carbon Driver; Mirror, Carbon Passenger NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [521] Night Package
$233 $250

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Mirror, Automatic Driver

CONTAINED IN: [317] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Carbon Driver

CONTAINED IN: [16A] Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housings
Grp Grp

Mirror, Carbon Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [16A] Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housings
Grp Grp

Mirror, Toned Driver

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Toned Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [521] Night Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [317] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Designo® Polar Silver Magno (Matte Finish)

$2337 $2500

Metallic Paint

$673 $720

Paint, Black

Std Std

Blind Spot Assist

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Package
$514 $550

Active Parking Assist

INCLUDES: Parking Assistance; Parking Distance Sensors, Front Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar
$906 $970

LED Headlamps and Taillamps

INCLUDES: Headlight Control; Headlights, LED; LED Lights, Brake Lights; LED Lights, Daytime Running Lights; LED Lights, High Beam; LED Lights, Low Beam; LED Lights, Rear Lights; Lights, Daytime Running
$794 $850

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Active Brake Assist

Std Std

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlight Control

CONTAINED IN: [632] LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Grp Grp

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Headlights, LED

CONTAINED IN: [632] LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Grp Grp

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [997] Driver Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Lights, Daytime Running

CONTAINED IN: [632] LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Assistance

CONTAINED IN: [235] Active Parking Assist
Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Radar

CONTAINED IN: [235] Active Parking Assist
Grp Grp

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar

CONTAINED IN: [235] Active Parking Assist
Grp Grp

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black MB-Tex Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Sahara Beige MB-Tex Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Crystal Grey MB-Tex Synthetic Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Nut Brown Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Sahara Beige/Black Leather

N/C N/C

Heated Front Seats

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Heated; Passenger Seat, Heated CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Package
$542 $580

Driver Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [873] Heated Front Seats
Grp Grp

Passenger Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [873] Heated Front Seats
Grp Grp

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

CONTAINED IN: [087] Topstitched MB-Tex Upper Dash and Door Trim
Grp Grp

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front 14-Way Power Sports with Memory

Std Std

Harman/Kardon Logic7® Surround Sound System

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Package
$794 $850

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital Radio with Color Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Audio System, Satellite Radio

CONTAINED IN: [P01] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

DVD/VCD

CONTAINED IN: [320] Multimedia Package
Pkg Pkg

MP3 Player

CONTAINED IN: [320] Multimedia Package
Pkg Pkg

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Dynamic Steering

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Adjustable Suspension

INCLUDES: Driver Modes: Suspension; Responsive Suspension
$794 $850

Responsive Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [459] Adjustable Suspension
Grp Grp

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, P225/45HR17 All Season BSW Run Flat

Std Std

Wheels, 17-Inch 5-Spoke

N/C N/C

Wheel Locks

$140 $150

Wheels, 18-Inch Multispoke

$467 $500

Wheels, 18-Inch AMG® Twin 5-Spoke (Black)

N/C N/C

Wheels, 18-Inch AMG® Twin 5-Spoke (Silver)

N/C N/C

Wheels, 18-Inch Twin 5-Spoke

$467 $500

Wheels, 17" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
50000
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
48
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
50000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$2000 Mercedes announces a Special Retail Cash Stand Alone Program on select models. 05-31-2019
$0 1.99% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60, 72 Months - Mercedes-Benz announces APR rates on select models. 05-31-2019