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Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (13 on) - rated 4 out of 5

At a glance

Read the latest Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class review
Used price £9,795 - £42,999
Used monthly cost £242 - £1,061
Fuel economy 32 - 70 mpg
Road tax cost £20 - £465
Insurance group 20 - 47

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is a car that will appeal to a specific group – drivers who want to get away from a hatchback without moving up to a larger C-Class saloon

You get a rakish coupe roofline and four doors in a car based on the A-Class hatchback, although it is about a foot longer. 

Where the A-Class is quite restrained, the CLA is much more aggressive, with “powerdome” bonnet bulges and a diamond shaped grille - there is a lot of Mercedes-Benz CLS in its styling.

As you would expect there is a host of safety systems installed and it has earned the car the top five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. 

Most interesting is the Collision Prevention Assist which gives audio-visual warnings if a potential crash is spotted and then primes the brakes in order to facilitate full power braking when the pedal is pressed.