Post Road Trip Notes - 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Post Road Trip Notes

May 22, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

You would have to be driving a real crap wagon to not enjoy scenery list this. Throw our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 into the mix and it gets pleasant to the extreme.

Its stiffly sprung suspension ate up the twisty parts of Pacific Coast Highway without much effort while the turbocharged four-cylinder has no trouble dusting off the shocking number of Volkswagen Vanagons that converge on the coast this time of the year.

If there's anything to complain about, it's the seat cushions. They forced me into two-hour stretch breaks to ease pain on the ol' backside. Not sure if that's specific to my particular size and shape but it was not pleasant.

The rest of the interior is well suited to long stints behind the wheel. There are reasonably sized cupholders, easy-to-read navigation maps and minimal wind noise.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor


  • With each post I am more persuaded this car was not a fully-thought-out vehicle, actually a bit like the original Baby Benz C190, with its wheezy little engine. They fixed it, for its time, and hopefully MB will correct the suspension and interior issues here.

  • giller giller Posts:

    A somewhat positive post and all is quiet with comments. Amazing....

  • nagant nagant Posts:

    You ARE driving a Crapwagon........all we hear from the German car worshipers is that German engineering is superior to every thing else.....the problems with the CLA dont prove that.....especially the wires that rubbed.......that was BAD engineering......well sloppy I guess.

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