2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA CLA 250 for sale in Billings MT

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA CLA 250 4-Door Sedan
Exterior Color:      Cirrus White
Interior Color:      Beige
Stock Number: P2134A
Mileage: 39,779
Engine: 2.0L Turbo I4 208hp 258ft. lbs.
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Warranty: Remainder of Factory Warranty
Title: Clear
VIN: WDDSJ4EB5EN045569
Internet Price: $23,995
Vehicle Description
Edmunds
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is an all-new entry-level luxury sedan. It slots in below the C-Class in the Mercedes lineup.

vehicle overview
The all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class exists for one simple reason: A great many consumers desire the elegance and prestige associated with the Mercedes brand, but simply can't afford the high price of admission. The C-Class sedan has long been the company's entry-level model in the United States, but these days, a nicely equipped one runs well past $40,000. The 2014 CLA-Class marks a departure for the German automaker: It's a front-wheel-drive sedan infused with the premium furnishings of a traditional Mercedes-Benz, but priced far lower than the rear-drive C-Class.

The CLA is actually longer and wider than the current C-Class sedan (which is due for a redesign). Its sleek, aerodynamic shape brings to mind the larger CLS four-door "coupe" and Mercedes says that the CLA is more aerodynamic than a Toyota Prius, which should benefit fuel economy. The CLA-Class sedan's curvy roof line does impede on passenger space, however. Anyone over 6 feet tall shouldn't bother trying to get comfortable in the backseat.

Of course, the big question surrounding the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan is whether you'll see it as a genuine Mercedes-Benz or a half-hearted budget alternative. The CLA certainly feels like the real thing from the cockpit, as premium materials and a suite of safety and multimedia features check all the boxes for Benzness. With a strong turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a quick-shifting transmission and sure-footed handling, the CLA drives like a proper Mercedes, too. Meanwhile, the rip-snorting CLA45 AMG should right most of the base CLA250's wrongs with its incredibly swift straight-line performance.

With the launch of the 2014 CLA-Class, Mercedes brings an early offense to a budding class of compact luxury sedans. The 2015 Audi A3 is its closest rival in terms of price and design. The A3 offers more rear seat space and a more polished and comfortable ride quality. We ranked it ahead of the CLA in a comparison test, but you'll definitely want to cross-shop these two.

The CLA is also an interesting alternative to a wide range of competitors. The 2014 Acura ILX and 2014 Buick Verano cost considerably less, but unless it's equipped with a manual gearbox, the Acura can't keep up with the CLA250 in any contest of speed, while the Buick lacks the Benz's overall interior refinement. The 355-horsepower CLA45, on the other hand, has few peers. The new two-door BMW M235i comes close, but if you want something with four doors, you'll have to look at disparate models like the Chrysler 300C SRT8 or Subaru WRX STI.

Given the selection in this price range, you're wise to do some research before making a decision, but there's no doubt the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a compelling choice for a compact entry-level luxury sedan.

trim levels & features
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is available in CLA250, CLA250 4Matic and CLA45 AMG trim levels.

The CLA250 comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, cruise control, eight-way power front seats, driver memory settings, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat. Electronics features include a 5.8-inch central display, the COMAND interface, mbrace2 telematics/smartphone integration, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a sound system with a CD player.

The CLA250 4Matic is the same but has all-wheel drive. The CLA45 AMG is also equipped similarly. It has all-wheel drive as standard along with 18-inch wheels, a more powerful engine, larger brakes and firmer suspension tuning.

All CLAs are eligible for the optional Premium 1 package, which provides auto-dimming mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats and a Harman Kardon audio system with satellite radio and an iPod interface. The Multimedia package adds a larger 7-inch central infotainment screen with Mercedes' COMAND interface, a rearview camera, a 10-gigabyte music server, a six-disc CD changer and a navigation system with voice commands. Additional safety aids including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, and blind spot warning are available via the Driver Assistance package.

The Sport package for the CLA250 adds 18-inch wheels, a more aggressive-looking front fascia and grille, and upgraded brakes. Stand-alone options for both models include summer performance tires, bi-xenon headlamps, a rear spoiler, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, heated seats, wood interior trim, a lower-cost navigation system for cars with the standard 5.8-inch display, and parking sensors combined with an automated parking system. Exclusive options for the CLA45 include 19-inch wheels, interior and exterior carbon fiber trim, sport seats, an AMG steering wheel and red-painted brake calipers.

performance & mpg
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 208 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automated manual transmission (with shift paddles) routes power to the front wheels, but all-wheel drive is available on the CLA250 4Matic. In Edmunds testing, a CLA250 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in a brisk 6.4 seconds. EPA estimates for fuel economy are 30 mpg combined (26 mpg city/38 mpg highway) for the front-wheel drive version and 27 mpg combined (24 mpg city/32 mpg highway) for all-wheel drive.

The CLA45 AMG has an upgraded version of this 2.0-liter engine that features a twin-scroll turbocharger and fortified internal components. The result is an amazing 355 hp and 332 lb-ft. A quicker-shifting version of the seven-speed transmission drives all four wheels. Launch control is also included. At the Edmunds test track, the CLA45 AMG accelerated from zero to 60 mph in a scant 4.7 seconds, making it one of the quickest compact sedans available. EPA fuel estimates are 26 mpg combined (23 mpg city/31 mpg highway).

Both the CLA250 and CLA45 AMG feature an automatic stop-start function that, if engaged, turns off the engine when the car stops to save fuel.

safety
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, a driver knee airbag, front seat side thorax airbags, front seat side pelvic airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. The CLA45 AMG has a three-mode stability control system that allows drivers to tailor the level of intervention.

In Edmunds.com's simulated panic stop from 60 mph, the CLA250 required 121 feet, while the CLA45 needed just 111 feet, both about average for their respective segments.

Mercedes-Benz mbrace2 emergency telematics is standard, as are Collision Prevention Assist, which uses radar to identify potential collision situations and intervenes with braking as necessary, and Attention Assist, which monitors the driver for signs of drowsiness and inattention. Rear seat side airbags are optional. Other safety-oriented options include a rearview camera, parking sensors bundled with an automated parking system and the Lane Tracking package, which adds a blind-spot warning system and a lane-departure warning system.

interior
Even though this is the bargain Benz, the CLA-Class sedan's interior largely escapes the cost-cutting knife. Quite simply, the cabin looks and feels like a traditional Mercedes. Big analog gauges, a clean center stack design, and tight fit and finish impart the same classic, premium feel shared across the Mercedes lineup.

One of the few exceptions is the optional navigation system's display, which looks like an aftermarket addition as it's perched high on the dash. On the upside, the screen is easy to read. It also takes some time to get used to selecting gears with a column-mounted stalk rather than a traditional console shifter. Various trim options, including walnut, ash, aluminum and carbon fiber (CLA45 only) allow you to create a cabin aesthetic that's either cool and modern, or classic and refined.

Unfortunately, the CLA's rear quarters aren't nearly as luxurious. Although the rear seats are well-shaped and supportive, the sloping roof line that gives the CLA its distinctive character also translates to tight headroom for 6-footers, and the knee room situation isn't much better. The CLA is also ill-equipped for small children; the rear seat's non-removable headrests can make safety seat fitment tricky, and those small rear doors make it tough to get little ones in and out, too.

You might assume the CLA sedan also has a small trunk, but in reality it offers a respectable 13.1 cubic feet of trunk capacity.

driving
Most consumers will find the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 quite agreeable to drive on their daily commutes. Even if you've owned rear-wheel-drive Mercedes sedans in the past, you'll be hard-pressed to tell that the CLA250 is front-wheel drive, as it accelerates and steers with the precision of more elite Benz models. Part of the CLA's athletic character comes from the quick-shifting automated manual transmission, which offers driver-adjustable shift patterns and a manual shift mode via its steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

There are other aspects to the CLA, however, that serve as unfortunate reminders that you're driving an entry-level Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes has effectively equipped its U.S.-sold cars with a standard sport-tuned suspension, and while that choice does contribute to the car's sporty handling, it also results in a rather firm ride quality. We suspect drivers expecting typical levels of luxury comfort when driving over broken pavement will be dismayed by the harsh and occasionally noisy impacts transmitted into the cabin. Other drivers might be put off by the workaday sounds of the base CLA's four-cylinder engine and the slow responses of the transmission when shifting in and out of Drive and Reverse.

Meanwhile, the 355-hp CLA45 AMG is far from a base Benz. In addition to its sizzling acceleration, the CLA45 has plenty of personality. Select Sport mode and you'll hear crackles and pops from the exhaust during both up- and downshifts. Around turns, the CLA45 offers tenacious grip and guided-missile determination. But the cost of this handling prowess is an even firmer ride quality that might be too much for even dedicated drivers. Also, its performance-oriented brakes are very sensitive and grab with the slightest touch of the pedal, and the transmission's shift quality can be overly aggressive for daily driving.
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Contact Information
Dana Motors   —
Main: (406) 656-7654
Pre-Owned: (406) 545-4700
Vehicle Features & Options

Standard Features

Air Conditioning:
  Active Charcoal Air Filtration
  Dual Front Air Conditioning Zones
  Automatic Climate Control Front Air Conditioning
Airbags:
  Occupant Sensing Passenger Airbag Deactivation
  Dual Front Airbags
  Dual Front Knee Airbags
  Front Side Airbags
  Front Side Curtain Airbags
Audio System:
  Diversity Antenna
  Bluetooth Auxiliary Audio Input
  MP3 Playback In-Dash CD
  Radio Data System
  AM/FM Radio
  Speed Sensitive Volume Control
  8 Total Speakers
Brakes:
  4-Wheel ABS
  Brake Drying
  Braking Assist
  Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  Electronic Parking Brake
  Emergency Braking Preparation
  Ventilated Disc Front Brake
  Power Brakes
  Ventilated Disc Rear Brake
Comfort Features:
  Rear Center Armrests
  Alloy Center Console Trim
  Alloy Door Trim
  Carpet Floor Mats
  Carpet Floors
  Front Floor Mats
  Urethane Shift Knob Trim
  Urethane Steering Wheel Trim
Convenience Features:
  Removable Valet Additional Key
  Ambient Lighting
  Cargo Area Light
  Front Console With Armrest and Storage
  Cruise Control
  Front Cupholders
  Manual Day/Night Dimming Rearview Mirror
  3 Driver Memorized Settings
  Fuel Filler Door Release Multi-Function Remote
  4 One-Touch Windows
  12V Front Power Outlet(s)
  Variable/Speed-Proportional Power Steering
  Lockout Button Power Windows
  Front Reading Lights
  Retained Accessory Power
  Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls
  Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
  Door Pockets
  Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Drivetrain:
  4.13 Axle Ratio
Exterior Features:
  Body-Color Door Handle Color
  Body-Color Front Bumper Color
  Black Grille Color
  Body-Color Mirror Color
  Body-Color Rear Bumper Color
Instrumentation:
  Clock
  Compass
  Digital Odometer
  Driver Information System
  External Temperature Display
  MPG Fuel Economy Display
  Tachometer Gauge
  Multi-Function Display
  Oil Monitor
  Trip Computer
  Trip Odometer
  Lamp Failure, Low Fuel, Engine Oil, Coolant Warnings and Reminders
Lights:
  Daytime Running Lights
  Puddle Lamps Exterior Entry Lights
  Front Fog Lights
  Auto Delay Off Headlights
  Led Taillights
Mirrors:
  Power Side Mirror Adjustments
  Heated Side Mirrors
Safety:
  Dual Front Active Head Restraints
  Autonomous Braking
  Body Side Reinforcements
  Child Safety Door Locks
  Latch System Child Seat Anchors
  Front Crumple Zones
  Driver Attention Alert System
  Emergency Interior Trunk Release
  Battery Disconnect Impact Sensor
Seatbelts:
  3-Point Front Seatbelts
  3-Point Rear Seatbelts
  Front Seatbelt Force Limiters
  Front Seatbelt Pretensioners
  Front Seatbelt Warning Sensor
Seats:
  4-Way Power Lumbar Driver Seat Power Adjustments
  Integrated Front Headrests
  Bucket Front Seats
  4-Way Power Lumbar Passenger Seat Power Adjustments
  3 Rear Headrests
  Split Rear Seat Folding
  60-40 Split Bench Rear Seat
  Leatherette Upholstery
Security:
  2-Stage Unlocking Doors
  Alarm Anti-Theft System
  Auto-Locking Power Door Locks
  Remote Locking, Horn and Light Security App
Stability And Traction:
  Stability Control
  Traction Control
Suspension:
  Gas Front Shock
  Coil Front Spring
  Front Stabilizer Bar
  Front Struts
  Independent Front Suspension
  Multi-Link Front Suspension
  Gas Rear Shock
  Coil Rear Spring
  Rear Stabilizer Bar
  Independent Rear Suspension
  Multi-Link Rear Suspension
Telematics:
  Roadside Assistance Driver Assistance App
  Hands Free Phone
  Mbrace Satellite Communications
  Bluetooth Wireless Data Link
Tires And Rims:
  Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  All Season Tire
  Aluminum Wheels
Windows:
  Rain Sensing Front Wipers
  Remotely Operated Power Windows
  Rear Window Defogger

Installed Options

Marketing Package:
  Multimedia Package
  Premium 1 Package
  Sport Package
Roof And Glass:
  Panorama Sunroof
Safety:
  Bi-Xenon Headlamps
Seats:
  Heated Front Seats
Vehicle Condition & History
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Dealership Information
Dana Motors
Main:
(406) 656-7654
Pre-Owned:
(406) 545-4700
Email:
Business Hours
Weekdays:
7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun: CLOSED
Location
2046 Grand Ave.
Billings, MT 59102
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