2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250: Small Car, Big Trunk
July 10, 2014
Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is an incredibly small car for people, but amazingly spacious for luggage.
My wife and I (I think two more people in the back would have gotten a bit claustrophobic) went on our annual Fourth of July week-long road trip, which took us from Los Angeles, to Zion Utah, with an obligatory stop in Las Vegas of course, then back up to Kern River California.
We were able to fit three coolers, a medium-sized suitcase, sleeping bags, tent, and all of our cooking supplies in the trunk. The back seats stayed up the whole time, although I imagine it would have been a little less of a Tetris game had I put them down.
The car handled all the weight gracefully and provided us with confident handling through both the winding mountain roads and windy desert highways. Even though I am not a huge fan of the transmission and ergonomics of this car, I would definitely take it on a road trip again for its storage space and fuel economy, which was also excellent. From the Arizona/Utah border to Los Angeles on three-quarter of a tank of gas ain't bad.
John Calderwood, Video Producer @12.244 miles