Style over substance. That’s usually a negative connotation, but for Mercedes-Benz’s latest foray into affordable luxury, it might be a saving grace.
The all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a stylish car inside and out that will likely turn heads and open wallets.
It packs decent performance, surprisingly good gas mileage and even more astonishing rear legroom. However, it has flaws that can’t be overlooked, such as a rough ride and options that escalate the price quickly.
I tested both the front-wheel-drive CLA250 and the significantly more powerful all-wheel-drive CLA45 AMG over hundreds of miles on rural roads, highways and downtown streets around our nation’s capital.