2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Fuel Economy Update for September
October 3, 2014
Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 continues to be a staff favorite. We've got about five weeks left on our long-term test and we're closing in on 20,000 miles. Will we make it?
We put nearly 2,100 miles on the odometer in September. About half of those came during Josh Jacquot's round-trip to northern California, when he coaxed the CLA250 to its best fill of the test so far: 37.2 mpg over 405 miles. I asked Josh about it. He said he drove the speed limit. Then he added that he's old.
It may be time for an intervention. Nothing but turbo V8s for Jacquot for at least a month, then a reassessment. In the meantime, others can wheel the CLA250 in our quest for 20K miles. We've thus far managed to raise its lifetime MPG average to 28.4 combined, still short of Benz's 30 mpg EPA estimate.
Worst Fill MPG: 17.8
Best Fill MPG: 37.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 28.4
EPA MPG Rating: 30 combined (26 city/38 hwy)
Best Range: 418.8 miles
Current Odometer: 17,492
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 17,492 miles.