2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: It Is Possible To Beat EPA Estimates, But Only for a Little While.
March 13, 2014
Granted, we've yet to validate the onboard fuel economy calculator in our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250, but for now, we're going to say it works. Why? Because we've been struggling even to meet the EPA's city estimate of 26 mpg, so seeing the display report 39.8 mpg was a cause for celebration. The EPA says we should be able to earn 38 mpg on the highway.
Yes, we know how to reset it while going down a big hill so it reads, "99.9" or some such thing, but this was not the case this time.
Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor