2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Fuel Economy Update for January

February 4, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

In November's fuel-economy update for the 2014 Mercedes CLA250, Director of Vehicle Testing Dan Edmunds wrote that he was concerned about the CLA's ability to hit its EPA ratings during real-world testing.

Two thousand miles later, it seems Dan's theory may be holding true. Although our CLA250 achieved 36.7 mpg for one fill-up, it's still holding below 25 mpg for its life-time average.

With official EPA ratings of 26/38 mpg city/highway, our car is still significantly off the mark.

Worst Fill MPG: 17.8
Best Fill MPG: 36.7
Average Lifetime MPG: 23.4
EPA MPG Rating: 30 mpg (26 City/38 Highway)
Best Range: 218 miles
Current Odometer: 2,649 miles

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor @ 2,649 miles

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