Exterior Styling Inspired by the CLS550 - 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Exterior Styling Inspired by the CLS550

January 28, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

The window line on our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is one of my favorite parts of its design. The long sloping rear window and the pillar-less doors make for a smooth character line along the rear of the car and it looks quite a bit like a baby CLS-Class.

Since the CLA is almost a foot shorter than the CLS550, the proportions are obviously different, but I think this sleek profile is one of the reasons this $35,000 sedan still feels like a high-class Mercedes.

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

The shape of the headlights and grill make the CLA seem larger than it is. The biggish front fascia gives it some personality, along with a feeling that it's more substantial than it is. So not only is our long-term 2014 CLA250 good to drive, but it's easy on the eyes, too.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 1,962 miles

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