2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4MATIC

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Base CLA250 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan
  • MSRP$34,050 Invoice$31,667
    • 24 City
    • 32 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Fuel TypeFlexible fuel
  • Cargo371 L (13 cu.ft.)
  • Horsepower208 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,494 $1,021 $784 $643 $548 $481

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Buyer's Guide

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is an upscale four-door sedan with coupe-like styling, offering seating for five passengers. The 2016 CLA-Class, for now, consists of a more limited range than most other Mercedes-Benz  models. There’s the base model CLA250 and the high-performance CLA45 AMG, which offers exclusive design features in addition to its more powerful engine. Mercedes-Benz is likely to expand the models in the CLA-Class in the future. The CLA-Class was introduced as an all-new vehicle for the 2014 model year, and it’s received minor updates since its introduction, including a few new options for 2016. It serves as Mercedes-Benz’ entry-level sedan and its attractive base price helps generate interest in the brand.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class CLA250
  • 2.0 liter, turbocharged engine
  • ECO start/stop system
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 12-way power driver seat with memory
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class CLA45 AMG
  • Handcrafted turbo-4 engine
  • AMG sport exhaust
  • 18-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels
  • SmartKey with Keyless start

What makes it move?

The base model 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is the CLA250, which comes powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, paired to a seven-speed automated manual transmission. The CLA250 is available in rear-wheel drive or with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The CLA45 AMG comes with the same engine and transmission combo, but it’s been tuned to increase engine output to 355 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, with standard all-wheel drive.

Why buy the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class?

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, particularly the CLA250 model, represents the entry level to the brand’s sedan lineup, and is a good choice for buyers who want a luxury car on a relatively low budget. The CLA-Class is not cheap or affordable, but represents a good value for the price, with plenty of opportunity to scale up or customize. Despite the four doors and second row, the CLA-Class is small, with a cramped backseat that suggests it’s best suited for buyers who want the option of a backseat, but don’t actually need it regularly. The CLA250 gets a new Dynamic Select drive mode for this year, as well as new adaptive suspension dampers, updates to the ambient lighting package, and new interior upholstery options.

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