Used Mercedes-Benz CLA For Sale
The Mercedes-Benz CLA is a 4-door coupé, designed to offer a touch more style on the outside and further practicality on the inside than the A-Class hatchback on which it is based. With the second generation CLA, on sale in the UK since 2019, there's also a CLA Shooting Brake (estate) version, too.
Both versions of the CLA look great and manage to provide the luxury car experience for those who want a smaller, sleeker and sportier alternative to the larger C-Class Saloon or Estate. Reasons to consider buying a used Mercedes-Benz CLA include:
- Eye-catching exterior design
- Decent practicality and boot space
- Refined yet sporty driving experience
- Modern and feature-packed interior
- World-class infotainment technology
Engines and Driving Experience
The engine range kicks off with the CLA 180 and CLA 200, both of which are equipped with a 1.33-litre turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine, with 134bhp and 161bhp respectively. These provide ample power around town and get around 45mpg. The CLA 180 in particular is suitable for younger drivers thanks to lower insurance costs.
The most popular engine option with used CLA models is the 2.0-litre diesel, which is both quick (0 to 62mph takes just 7.2 seconds) and efficient (up to 55mpg), and is badged CLA 220 d. There's a plug-in hybrid too, named the CLA 250 e, capable of travelling up to 44 miles on electric power before transitioning to petrol/electric hybrid driving.
For increased performance you can opt for the Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 and CLA 45, both of which come standard with all-wheel drive to harness the extreme power produced by their engines.
Practicality and Running Costs
Despite all the talk of sportiness and sleek coupé lines, the CLA Coupé is actually pretty practical. At 460 litres in size, the boot is a good size - larger than the one found on a BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé - but hatchbacks like the A-Class do have a much larger opening because of a taller rear end. Thankfully, the CLA Shooting Brake estate version offers an even more usable 505 litres of space.
Legroom is improved over its hatchback stablemate, and Mercedes-Benz have done a good job of maintaining a reasonable amount of headroom in the back even with the sloping roofline.
CLA running costs aren't too bad, with insurance groups in the middle of the spectrum for all but the fastest versions. Servicing is also fairly reasonably priced, especially when carried out at Evans Halshaw dealerships. For more specialist care, check out Stratstone Mercedes-Benz.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Prospective buyers of a used CLA will be wowed by the interior fit and finish. The first thing you'll notice is the two screens that adorn the top of the dashboard, housing both a digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system named MBUX.
AMG Line is the standard specification, and comes with a multifunction sports steering wheel, heated front seats, keyless entry and start, automatic climate control, cruise control and a wireless charging pad for your smartphone. Sat nav is also standard across the range.
Safety technology has filtered down from the top-of-the-range S-Class, and the CLA is fitted with a number of advanced safety systems such as:
- Active brake assist
- Active lane keeping assist
- Attention assist
- Speed limit assist
Is the Mercedes-Benz CLA right for me?
A used Mercedes-Benz CLA will suit those who want a sporty coupé but also appreciate the practicality of four doors and a decent-sized boot. The interior and technology are a big bonus, as are the efficient engine options.
Rivals in this segment come in the form of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé and Audi A3 Saloon, both of which offer very similar levels of performance, interior tech and safety equipment. It's simply down to you to decide which one you like the look of the most, or which brand you prefer overall.
Why buy a used Mercedes-Benz CLA from Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.