2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG® CLA 45

MSRP range: $55,350
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MSRP This is the retail price of the vehicle with typically equipped options.$66,665
Edmunds suggests you pay This is the price Edmunds suggests you pay based on hundreds of nearby sales up through July 19th.$65,295

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2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review

  • Generous list of standard features
  • Luxury badging without the premium price
  • Available high-horsepower AMG CLA 45 trim
  • Less rear headroom than the related A-Class sedan
  • A blind-spot monitor and interior ambient lighting are now standard on all models
  • MBUX Interior Assistant is offered as a standalone option
  • Part of the second CLA generation introduced for 2020

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

Average user rating: 3.0 stars
4 total reviews
5 star reviews: 25%
4 star reviews: 25%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 25%
1 star reviews: 25%

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    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $55,350
    MPG & Fuel
    20 City / 29 Hwy / 23 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.5 gal. capacity
    Seating
    5 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: all wheel drive
    Transmission: 8-speed automated manual
    Engine
    Inline 4 cylinder
    Horsepower: 382 hp @ 6500 rpm
    Torque: 354 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    4 yr./ 50000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 184.8 in. / Height: 55.4 in.
    Overall Width with Mirrors: 78.7 in.
    Overall Width without Mirrors: 73.1 in.
    Curb Weight: 3660 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 11.6 cu.ft.

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    Is the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 CLA-Class both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class fuel economy, so it's important to know that the CLA-Class gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the CLA-Class has 11.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. Learn more

    What's new in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class:

    • A blind-spot monitor and interior ambient lighting are now standard on all models
    • MBUX Interior Assistant is offered as a standalone option
    • Part of the second CLA generation introduced for 2020
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    Is the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class reliable?

    To determine whether the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the CLA-Class. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the CLA-Class's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 CLA-Class is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class?

    The least-expensive 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $55,350.

    Other versions include:

    • AMG CLA 45 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $55,350
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    What are the different models of Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class?

    If you're interested in the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, the next question is, which CLA-Class model is right for you? CLA-Class variants include AMG CLA 45 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8AM). For a full list of CLA-Class models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

    2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 Overview

    The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 is offered in the following styles: AMG CLA 45 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8AM). The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automated manual. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

    What do people think of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 CLA-Class AMG CLA 45.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 featuring deep dives into trim levels including AMG CLA 45, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 here.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45?

    2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 AMG CLA 45 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8AM)

    The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 AMG CLA 45 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $66,665. The average price paid for a new 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 AMG CLA 45 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $1,370 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,370 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $65,295.

    The average savings for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 AMG CLA 45 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8AM) is 2.1% below the MSRP.

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    What is the MPG of a 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45?

    2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA 45 AMG CLA 45 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)
    23 compined MPG,
    20 city MPG/29 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG23
    Transmission8-speed automated manual
    Drive Trainall wheel drive
    Displacement2.0 L
    Passenger VolumeN/A
    Wheelbase107.4 in.
    Length184.8 in.
    WidthN/A
    Height55.4 in.
    Curb Weight3660 lbs.

    Should I lease or buy a 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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