2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

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Mercedes-Benz CLA250 highlights

Customer rating


  • Powerful with good handling
  • Premium materials throughout
  • AMG model delivers dynamic and potent performance


  • Rear seating area is snug
  • Ride can be harsh on models with the optional sports suspension
  • Dual-clutch transmission may falter at lower speeds

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 33 highway, 27 combined

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What is new for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250?

  • Leather & Suede Seats and Full Roof Rack features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

1. Powerful engine

A 208-hp turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection sits under the hood of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250. With 258 lb-ft of torque, it is a strong performer and gets the compact Mercedes sedan to 60 mph from rest in 6.9 seconds. A seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox is standard, with a manual shift operated by steering wheel paddles if you want more control. If engaged, an automatic stop-start function turns the CLA's engine off to save fuel when at a halt, making the engine also perform when it comes to economy. On the highway, the two-wheel drive model has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 37 mpg with the 2.0L engine.

2. FWD or AWD

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 comes with front-wheel drive as standard. For additional traction in more challenging driving scenarios – such as adverse weather conditions – Mercedes-Benz's 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system is an available option. Its torque-sensing function sends power to the wheels that need it most to give you added reassurance.

3. Luxurious features

Compared to the 2014 model year, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 has many new features as standard making sure it lives up to its compact luxury car billing. Dual-zone automatic climate control allows you and your passenger to select individual temperature settings, and keyless start lets you fire up the engine by tapping a button on the dashboard, with no need to use the car's smart key. As part of the Premium Package – or as an individual option – an available keyless go function allows the CLA250 to be unlocked and locked just by touching the door handles. A seven-inch color central touchscreen puts the onboard entertainment options at your fingertips, while the 12-way adjustable powered driver's seat – with four-way power lumbar support – offers plenty of options for you to find a comfortable driving position.

4. High-grade interior

Even though the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is the smallest sedan the company makes, you wouldn't know it from the inside. The same clean and elegant interior design is shared with larger Mercedes-Benz cars, and high-grade materials, fittings, and textures give a premium impression. A wealth of available packages with aluminum, carbon fiber, and wood finishes give you scope to find the CLA to suit your taste.

5. A dynamic drive

If you want to have fun on your commute, your trips to the grocery store, or even on the school run, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 can show you a good time. Whether you're in the city or out on the open road, it has stable handling, plenty of grip, and sharp, responsive steering making for a dynamic drive. For 2015, the CLA250's previously standard sport suspension is relegated to the available options list, but that doesn't matter as the more comfort-oriented set-up gives your passengers a smoother ride.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is a beautiful car with a smooth ride and easy handling. The car is also great on gas and has a sporty look.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Mercedes-Benz CLA250 6th out of 25 among Luxury Compact Cars.

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Mercedes-Benz CLA250 features and specs

(no trim) 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key

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