Used Mercedes-Benz CLA for Sale in Toronto
With the second generation of the CLA arriving in 2019, there are now an increasing number of used models from the first generation available on the market. Here's why a used Mercedes-Benz CLA from our Toronto inventory makes an excellent high-end buy.
From the first glance onward, it's clear that the CLA is an upscale car. With its powerful front end and swept-back roofline, it looks authentically German and robust while offering exceptional aerodynamic properties according to official figures.
Although sometimes described as a four-door sedan, the body shape is more firmly in coupe territory, and buyers should be aware that the rear seat can be a little cramped for larger adults, in order to accommodate that low-slung sloping roofline.
The CLA isn't intended to be a powerhouse speed demon like its bigger C-Class brethren, but it's by no means limited on the performance front. The standard engine is a direct injection 2.0L turbo model which pumps out a robust 208 horsepower, along with 258lb-ft of torque available at a low revs point of 1,200rpm.
The power is passed via a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission to a default front-wheel drive, although all-wheel drive is available as an option. The transmission also includes a manual mode complete with paddle shifters for those who prefer an older-school driving feel.
Moving up the range, the high performance AMG version of the CLA tweaks the same engine to boost the output to an impressive 355 horsepower and 332lb-ft of torque, this time with all-wheel drive as the only option.
The base CLA has impressive acceleration, managing 0-100km/h in a nifty 6.5 seconds. However, the AMG model is working in a different dimension altogether, managing the feat in just 4.2 seconds, belying the car's status as a relatively affordable route into Mercedes ownership.
Both cars feature relatively stiff suspension to handle the acceleration capabilities, although the tuning was tweaked several times over the CLA's first generation lifetime, so the driving feel will vary depending on the exact used model tested.
The standard CLA has an impressive fuel economy rating for a car that pushes above 200 horsepower. In combined city / highway driving, the official figure of 8.8L / 100km is highly impressive, considering the grunt available at the press of the gas pedal.
Interior and Comfort
The CLA provides a typical Mercedes-Benz level of comfort, offering upscale materials and plenty of features without being overly flashy. The large 10.3" touchscreen is worthy of a brand-new car's tech level, while the dash is well laid out to provide clear information and easy operation of the car's many interior systems.
Overall, the interior is solidly comfortable with a high-end feel, rather than going all-out to be cutting-edge luxurious.
Test Drive a Used Mercedes-Benz CLA in Toronto
Contact us now to book a test drive of a used Mercedes-Benz CLA from our Toronto location, and see for yourself how well the C-Class's baby brother can perform.