You may think a brand like Mercedes wouldn’t have any negative reviews of their cars since the tri-pointed star models are always among the best in their respective classes. However, even the mighty Mercedes is not immune to introducing a bad car. The Mercedes CLA is a compact sedan and the smallest Mercedes available in America. It has all characteristic qualities like the recognizable design, plush interior, nice options and quality materials. Even the base price is affordable since the CLA starts at $32,000 MSRP.
But, then the problems start. The base CLA is not well equipped, although it has 208 HP and front-wheel drive. If you want more power, better appointments, creature comforts and a four-wheel drive system, you will pay over $40,000. The top of the line CLA 45 AMG version starts at whopping $50,000. The problem with the CLA is the price. You could buy much bigger, better cars with the base price of $32,000.
For example, for $50,000 you can buy an E Class, which is a proper Mercedes sedan. The second problem is the space because the CLA is cramped inside. The driver and co-driver will not have problems with space, but the passengers in the rear will. Also, the design of the car limits the space in the trunk, so the CLA can’t carry a whole lot of stuff.