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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

With more than a year separating my test week with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 from its debutante ball at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, I had the advantage of a mountain of data and diatribes with which to inform my initial opinion. Conversations with colleagues and coworkers netted splintered ideas about the CLA's driving demeanor; reading hundreds of comments posted on Autoblog articles revealed a popular divide about everything from exterior styling to the execution of its navigation screen. While commentary from the public and pundits alike has spun in a circle over the front-driver... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
208 HP / 258 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
Base Price:
$29,900
As-Tested Price:
$43,245
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