Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The amount of Mercedes-Benz CLA safety systems on offer is staggering. The firm has long been an advocate of cutting-edge innovations in this field, and the CLA is absolutely no exception to the rule. It's for that reason the car has been awarded a five-star Euro NCAP crash test score.

Attention Assist is a standard-fit system which senses when the driver is getting drowsy and provides a warning.

Collision Prevention Assist uses a radar to sense when an accident is imminent, preparing the brakes for the optimal pressure. When coupled with the Distronic Plus system it becomes Collision Prevention Assist Plus, which can automatically brake for you if the car senses a collision is about to occur.

Other safety systems available include automatic high beam headlights, a blind spot warning system, lane keeping assist, a brake hold function which holds the brakes on for a small period of time when the driver releases them at a standstill before the accelerator is applied, a reversing camera, radar-guided cruise control and a speed limiter.

Mercedes claims the CLA will seat five adults, but we’d say four will sit in relative comfort, the two rear-most seats only really suitable for people under six feet in height.

There’s ample storage space in the front, with pockets in the doors, a pair of cup holders joining a cubby under the arm rest and two hidden ones under the flaps next to the heater controls.

The 470-litre boot can be expanded by folding down the split rear seats to carry larger loads. Since it’s a saloon, the opening isn’t quite as tall as a hatchback’s, but it is of a fair size and we doubt you’ll find yourself caught out in that respect.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (13-19).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

250 AMG WhiteArt equipment

250 AMG WhiteArt standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
250 AMG WhiteArt optional equipment
  • Headlight washers

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • Audio remote
AMG optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • Audio remote
AMG Line optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

AMG Line Edition equipment

AMG Line Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
AMG Line Edition optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Night Edition equipment

AMG Line Night Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
AMG Line Night Edition optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Night Edition Plus equipment

AMG Line Night Edition Plus standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
AMG Line Night Edition Plus optional equipment
None available

AMG Night Edition equipment

AMG Night Edition standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
AMG Night Edition optional equipment
None available

AMG Night Edition Plus equipment

AMG Night Edition Plus standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
AMG Night Edition Plus optional equipment
None available

AMG Sport equipment

AMG Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
AMG Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

AMG Yellow Night Edition equipment

AMG Yellow Night Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Metallic Paint
AMG Yellow Night Edition optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

Engineered by AMG equipment

Engineered by AMG standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
Engineered by AMG optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

OrangeArt equipment

OrangeArt standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
OrangeArt optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
Sport optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

WhiteArt equipment

WhiteArt standard equipment
  • Audio remote
WhiteArt optional equipment
  • Sat Nav