Hey there! Exciting news for Mercedes-Benz fans: the CLA-Class has received a midlife freshening for 2017! The front and rear styling have been updated, and the optional AMG Sport package has more noticeable changes. Inside, you'll find a sleek, new 8-inch center display screen and updated gauges. Plus, there are new trim and upholstery options to choose from. Some awesome new features include a standard rearview camera, optional LED headlamps, and an optional hands-free power trunklid. And you'll love the Smartphone Integration package that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The CLA 45 AMG also has a new Dinamica simulated-suede interior option.
We're super impressed with how the CLA-Class has accomplished Mercedes-Benz's goal of providing new customers with a lower-priced entry point into their family of cars. Plus, it frees up some space for the C-Class to become more upscale. The CLA's low price is sure to catch your attention, and we think you'll love its sleek styling, sporty performance, excellent fuel economy, unmatched safety equipment, and surprisingly roomy trunk. Come check it out for yourself!
Hey there! If you're looking for a stylish entry-level luxury sedan, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 and AMG CLA 45 are definitely worth considering. They've had a midlife freshening that includes some great updates like new standard and optional features (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, for example) and a wider but slimmer infotainment interface screen. However, we do want to be honest and let you know that there are still some potential deal-breakers like sluggish engine responsiveness, a harsh ride quality, and cramped rear headroom.
But don't worry, we've got some other options for you to consider too! The Audi A3 is a great competitor to the CLA250 and has better interior quality and a smoother, more enjoyable driving experience. If you're willing to go for a lower trim level of a bigger luxury sedan, the Audi A4, BMW 320i, Cadillac ATS, and Jaguar XE are all great choices that offer more interior space and overall refinement. And if you're looking for a mini Mercedes hot rod, the AMG CLA 45 outguns the Audi S3 and BMW M240i coupe, though those cars are just as fun to drive.
Overall, we prefer the A3 to the 2017 Mercedes CLA-Class, but if you love the CLA's look and the idea of owning a Mercedes-Benz, it's definitely still a great choice. Plus, it's marketed as a coupe due to its roof shape, so you'll definitely stand out on the road!
Hey there! The CLA250 comes with some great features as standard, like 17-inch wheels, a rearview camera, automatic wipers, and dual-zone automatic climate control. You'll also enjoy the eight-way power front seats with manual thigh adjustment, memory functions, and four-way driver lumbar adjustment. Plus, there's the Mercedes COMAND tech interface, Bluetooth connectivity, and a CD player.
But if you want even more, Mercedes offers some optional packages that you might be interested in. The Premium package adds keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, and a premium sound system. The Interior package upgrades to leather upholstery and multicolor ambient lighting. And the Multimedia package includes a navigation system and voice controls.
There are also some other packages you can choose from, like the Convenience package for a hands-free power trunk and auto-dimming mirrors. The Driver Assistance package brings adaptive cruise control and a lane departure warning system. And if you're looking for a sportier ride, the Sport package adds special exterior styling and upgraded brakes. For even more performance, the Sport Package Plus includes a performance-tuned suspension, steering, and exhaust. And if you want to add some extra style, the Night package comes with 18-inch black wheels and gloss black exterior trim pieces.
If you're looking for some great options on the Mercedes-Benz CLA250, we've got you covered. You can choose from a panoramic sunroof, bi-LED headlights, and even an adjustable suspension with Comfort and Sport settings. Plus, there's an automatic parking system and blind-spot monitoring to make your driving experience even more stress-free. You'll also have a variety of 18-inch wheel designs to choose from, as well as heated front seats and a Garmin Map Pilot navigation system. While the Multimedia package has a more advanced navigation system, the one in the CLA250 is still pretty impressive.
If you're interested in the AMG CLA 45, you're in for a treat! This model comes with a more powerful engine, a different transmission, and all-wheel drive. Plus, it has sport tuning of all pertinent mechanical elements (steering, suspension, brakes, etc.) and unique styling, including LED headlights and sport seats. The special upholstery consisting of MBTex simulated leather and Dinamica simulated suede is a nice touch too!
Almost all of the CLA250's options are available on the CLA 45, with some additional options as well. The AMG Dynamic Plus package is perfect for those who want a more adaptive suspension, a limited-slip differential, and a special Race mode added to the car's standard adjustable drive settings. The AMG Dinamica Interior package is also available, which adds simulated-suede trim to the dash and steering wheel rim.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is a great entry-level luxury car, with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It has a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive as standard, but you can opt for 4Matic all-wheel drive if you prefer. In Edmunds testing, a CLA250 went from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is pretty quick! You'll also get great fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined (24 city/36 highway) with front-wheel drive and a couple mpg lower with all-wheel drive. We averaged 28.4 mpg during our 12-month, 20,000-mile long-term test, which is pretty impressive.
The AMG CLA 45 is a real powerhouse with its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 375 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Plus, you get a special seven-speed, AMG-tuned transmission and sport-tuned all-wheel drive as standard. And, would you believe it, this car has a surprisingly thrifty EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg combined (23 city/30 highway). Although, if you're planning to really put your foot down, you might not get quite that much. Overall, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a great car with awesome styling, a fun driving experience, and lots of safety features. Just keep in mind that there are a few things that some other cars might do better.
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