2020 Mercedes Benz CLA Class, Interior, Features, Infotainment And Performance Review



The new Mercedes CLA looks absolutely gorgeous and very expensive. The 2020 CLA is a good-looking thing. Back-end looks good, as well as the side and front.  As standard (in the UK) you get an AMG bodykit. 
This car has frameless doors just like a coupe, a both front and back swooping roof line,  18-inch alloys and upwards if you need them bigger.
Interior Design

The interior design  it's the same as the A-class because they're basically the same course. The difference  is that this is the saloon the A-class is the hatchback . You've got leather everywhere in the car. The sporty steering wheel is gorgeous.

But not everything is so good in the CLA Class. Some things you touch actually feel quite cheap and you might find some scratchy plastics inside the cabin.

CLA Features

The 2020 CLA range starts with the AMG line and it has:
 a ten inch touch screen with sunlight navigation and a seven inch digital drivers display, heated seats and dual zone climate control, ambient lighting, keyless entry.

Plus you also get augmented reality for the satellite navigation which superimposes graphical images over a live camera feed of the road ahead.  It also gets a big glass roof that opens and something called energizing coach which alters the air conditioning, the ambient lighting, and the music from the stereo depending on your mood.




 Finally there's the AMG line Premium Plus which upgrades the normal LED headlights to adaptive ones
that are designed not to dazzle the other drivers.  

The displays are absolutely gorgeous. The graphics are crisp. You can use the central display as a touchscreen or scroll through its menus using the touchpad on the center console or the left touch sensitive button on the steering wheel.  There's also voice commands too but they're not quite as good as those in the latest BMWs.

Android auto and Apple CarPlay are easy to set up and use for music streaming. Mercedes sat-nav is easy to use when it comes to inputting a destination and adding a waypoint. 

The digital drivers display can controlled using the right hand side on the steering wheel button. It can show loads of information including the Navi map. In terms of the rest of the connectivity  you've got some USB ports and a 12 volt socket.  There's also wireless charging pad. 

Position in the car is actually pretty good so the seat does go nice and low. The only problem is is that the headroom is not the greatest. So if you like to have your chair up high or if you're tall you may find it a bit cramped. 
Thankully, there's plenty of adjustment in the steering wheel that is quite a lot so you can get comfy behind the wheel.

Unfortunately the CLA isn't as practical in the back as it is in the front. The main problem is that sloping roofline. In the back you've got some storage nets and there are two USB ports for charging your stuff and with the premium model you get a fold-down armrest with a couple of cup holders.  

What's not so good is fitting a child seat in this car. The main reason is that it's quite hard to get in through the narrow doors because they don't open very wide. Also you have to move the front seat quite a bit forward to get a rear-facing child seat inside. At least the isofix anchor points are easily located and don't have covers.

Trunk Space, how much can you fit in

The outright capacity isn't that much.  With the seats folded you can fit two large boxes on the rear seats and then six more boxes in the boot itself. A bike will fit but you'll have to remove the front wheel to get it in. With the rear seats in place you can fit two large suitcases, two small suitcases and a couple of soft bags, or six small boxes a set of golf clubs.




CLA Cons
1)The front seat headrests are a bit angled in a bit too far.
2)There is no skip track button on the steering wheel for the stereo like there is in most of other cars.
3)Fake diffuser, fake air vent and  fake exhaust.

CLA Pros
1)Aerodynamic  body work.
2)Sophisticated rear suspension.
3)Ambient lighting according to temperature; blue when you cool it down, red when you raise it.

2020 CLA Performance

The CLA is meant to be a posh car and that's why you can only get it with an automatic gearbox. The engine choices include a 1.3 liter petrol in two states of tune and a 2 liter petrol in various states of tunes. There's also a 2-liter diesel available. The CLA slightly sportive suspension  is not quite so good over bumps when you're just bending about round time but it's still comfortable enough. Also the steering is super light, the automatic gearbox does its thing and it's generally quite a pleasant thing to just pootle around in.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan is offered in three trim levels: CLA 250, AMG CLA 35 and AMG CLA 45. 

The base CLA 250 is powered by turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque) with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 
It comes standard with front-wheel drive but is available with all-wheel drive (4Matic). 

The AMG CLA 35 also uses a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (302 hp and 295 lb-ft) and is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch as well. 

The CLA 45 has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (382 hp and 354 lb-ft), which is connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. All-wheel drive is standard with the CLA 45.

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