2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Hold Feature

March 28, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

Here's a feature that I bet most Mercedes owners aren't even aware is included on their car. There isn't even a button to indicate its presence. When you come to a stop, simply push the brake pedal unnecessarily forward in its travel. The word "HOLD" will appear in the trip computer and the car will automatically apply the brakes to keep you in place. This allows you to rest your foot/ankle or prime it above the accelerator.

It's a great feature. Our Kia Cadenza is one of the few non-Mercedes that has an auto hold feature, but you must activate it prior to its use by pressing a button.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 4,590 miles

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