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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: First Aid Kit

September 17, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 has a first aid kit that resides in its trunk. Though you'll not be setting up a roadside triage center with this kit, it's reasonably comprehensive and includes 10 normal-sized band aids, four extra-large band aids, 8 gauze pads and a whole lot more, including scissors.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Trunk

September 9, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

A few staffers have discovered how useful the Mercedes-Benz CLA250's trunk can be when needed. I found out for myself when I was drafted to help a relative transport some things to her new apartment.

Looking at the somewhat stubby trunk of the junior Benz, I was a bit worried we wouldn't get everything in. In addition to bags of spoils from Target, we had a rolled-up 5-foot x 8-foot area rug, a 32-inch tall tower fan and two very yellow bed rest pillows for lounging around.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: A Lawnmower Fits

July 22, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

But just barely. It's just a smallish electric mower, not a bulky gas cutter. It should fit, I thought, in the smallish 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250.

And it did, but not without some creative wiggling, shimmying and a swift kick.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Small Car, Big Trunk

July 10, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is an incredibly small car for people, but amazingly spacious for luggage.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Redwood Road Trip Part 3

April 23, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

My road trip up California's North Coast continued in our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 as I headed north from Mendocino up to Eureka along some of the best and most spectacularly scenic roads in the country. It is here where California 1 (a.k.a. Pacific Coast Highway) comes to its northern end, meandering along the coast before turning inland and becoming a serious mountain road. In other cars, this surprisingly lengthy strip of serpentine road could be a tiresome chore, but the CLA's nimble handling, compact dimensions and punchy engine made it a wonderful way to spend a morning.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: It'll Meet Your Basic Hauling Requirements

January 22, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

No one's buying a 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 because utility is a priority. It's primarily a personal-use car. Still, trunk capacity isn't as bad as you would think. Mercedes lists it at 13.1 cubic feet on its consumer site, which is actually more than you get in the soon-to-be-replaced C-Class sedan (12.4 cubic feet).

Recently, I put our long-term CLA250's trunk through the most basic of real-world tests: I put a week's worth of groceries in it, plus my overstuffed laptop messenger bag.

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