2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Small Luxury Alternatives

December 18, 2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

I have a senior friend who currently drives a Nissan Murano. When she took her Murano is for repairs recently, she received a Volkswagen Jetta as a loaner. She loved how much easier it was for her to drive and park.

She asked me to help her find a car that would be similar in size to the Jetta but more luxurious.

My first thought was the Mercedes CLA250. But I also came up with the Buick Verano, and since she is used to an SUV, a BMW X1. The Mercedes and BMW would probably cost her in the mid-30s, while the Verano would be in the mid-20s.

Can you think of any other cars I should recommend to her?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 1,129 miles

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By mercedesfan
on 12/18/13
8:28 AM PST

Why not the C-Class? It is actually a bit smaller than the CLA and, in my opinion, a far superior car. Furthermore, because it is in the last year of its product cycle you can just walk into a dealership and get about 16% off MSRP, thus making it comparably priced to the CLA.

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