2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Fuel Economy Update for August
September 5, 2014
During the month of August, our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 spun a hefty 2,233 miles under its tires including a few weeks away in central California where it was often able to cruise efficiently on open highways.
It was also recruited by Mike Magrath for a quick road trip to Las Vegas via Death Valley. Mike admitted that trip was by no means a fuel-economy-oriented run, as he enjoyed the drive by using the transmission's Manual and Sport modes. A high temp of around 110 degrees didn't help fuel economy matters either, requiring max A/C use.
Along with plenty of daily grind, this mix of driving conditions produced a pretty good average fuel economy number for the month at 29.07 mpg, just a single mpg less than the official EPA combined estimate. The lifetime average hit a milestone of sorts, as it has crested the 28 mpg mark.
Worst Fill MPG: 17.8
Best Fill MPG: 36.7
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.1
EPA MPG Rating: 30 combined (26 city/38 highway)
Best Range: 418.8 miles
Current Odometer: 15,356
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 15,356 miles