Mercedes Benz CLA 2019 Review

Mercedes Benz CLA 2019 Review

When you first look at the Mercedes Benz CLA 2019 it does not really look that much different from the car it is replacing but it is. There is a lot more technology, it has better looking interior, and it is bigger. There is also the prospect of getting it as a manual transmission. In regards to being bigger, it is two mm lower, 53 mm wider, and 48 mm longer than its predecessor. What this all means that there is additional elbow and shoulder room, legroom, and the rear seat room is improved.

Mercedes Benz CLA 2019 Review

On the inside you will find the basic setup from the A class which includes from the new MBUX system of Mercedes the long screen. For driver assistance some of the features include lane-keeping assist, emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. This model puts out 221 horsepower from a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-banger. When the Mercedes Benz CLA 2019 becomes available to its customers there will be a variety of powertrains available and will be pared to a mix of automatic and manual transmissions and all-wheel and front wheel drive. This model is considered an entry level subcompact luxury car with five seats.

Mercedes Benz CLA 2019 Review

Important Features

  • Gets 28-30 mpg combined
  • Eight inch dashboard screen
  • Keyless start
  • Dual-zone air conditioning
  • A panoramic moonroof
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Blind sport warning
  • Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Four door sedan

Although there are many great features some say that there is poor visibility, cramped cabin, along with low-grade interior trim. It comes with a sleek silhouette with a swept-back look and large taillights.


  • Top speed of 130 mph
  • Ambient lighting with sixty-four colors
  • LED taillamps and headlamps newly designed
  • Integrated starter-generator
  • 3.0L inline-six turbocharged engine
  • 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space
  • 14.8 gallon fuel capacity
  • Goes from 0-60 in 6.9 seconds

Safety Features

  • Eight air bags
  • Mercedes Benz emergency call
  • Rearview camera
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Antilock braking system
  • Electric parking brake
  • Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature
  • Electronic traction system
  • Windshield wipers that are rain-sensing

Mercedes Benz CLA 2019 Review

Luxury Features

  • Front seats have adjustable cushion length
  • Leather upholstery
  • Fourteen way power front seats with memory
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • For the driver there is four way lumbar support
  • Via the Mercedes Me Mobile App there is a remote start
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Split folding rear seats
  • Trunk that is spacious
  • Optional features that can include heated front seats, compass, auto dimming driver and rearview side mirrors, and multicolor cabin lighting


  • Bluetooth interface that is hands-free
  • Command navigation
  • Central controller
  • USB audio port
  • CD play with MP3 capacity
  • In-dash SD card reader

In addition there are packages that include special features for an addition amount. One example is the Driver Assistance package that includes lane keeping assist and active distance assist.

Posted: 20 June 2019