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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

2013 BMW 1-Series

  2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class 2013 BMW 1-Series Coupe
MSRP
$29,900
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$31,500
Invoice $27,807 $28,980
MPG
City/Highway
23/38 N/A
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line A scaled-down CLS with turbocharged performance, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA proves the car world is shrinking--even at the luxury level. Read Full Review The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Mini-CLS silhouette
  • Eager turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Grippy front seats to go with handling
  • The least expensive new Mercedes
  • The three-pointed star gets Facebook in the car

Dislikes:

  • Are we ready for a Civic-sized Benz again?
  • Rear-seat headroom is tight
  • LCD screen's tacked-on look
  • Ride can feel stiff
  • Shifts need to speed up

Likes:

  • Strong acceleration (135 models)
  • Sharp handling
  • Stylish, luxurious interior
  • Tasteful exterior

Dislikes:

  • Heavy for its size
  • Tight interior, lack of back-seat space
  • Front-seat comfort an issue for some
  • Pricey
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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