Fuel Economy Update for May - 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

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imageFuel Economy Update for May - 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long-Term Road Test

Fuel economy update on Edmunds.com's long-term 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250.

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  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599

    That's pretty good for an entry level luxury car. But for me, reading all the updates on the CLA, my mind categorizes it with all the compact FWD sedans. I know the brand and the luxury and the premium features count for something. But everything from the sporty handling to the stiff ride to the fuel economy just reminds me of a Mazda3 or Jetta or Focus. If you take away the heading and the photos and just read all the updates on the CLA, you might come away saying, 'this is a pretty good example of the compact FWD class, maybe the best or one of the best.' That's pretty good. Except this car isn't in that class. It costs nearly twice as much as cars that really do the same thing.

  • mrrytemrryte Member Posts: 28

    Impressed? With the MPG yes; with the rest of the car no. The BMW 320i gets similar mileage (EPA city/highway: 24/36 mpg) but has much more room and RWD.

  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILMember Posts: 531

    2014 Ford Focus ST:
    Worst Fill MPG: 24.7
    Best Fill MPG: 34.7
    Average Lifetime MPG: 30.8
    EPA MPG Rating: 26 combined (23 city/32 highway)
    Best Range: 367
    Current Odometer: 23,052

  • mercedesfanmercedesfan Member Posts: 365


    You can't really compare your own mileage to Edmunds'. They really flog their cars and as a result always achieve the worst economy a vehicle is likely to get. For example, look at their own Focus ST. Worst Fill: 13.3mpg. Best Fill: 30.2mpg. Lifetime Average: 23.3mpg. Best Range: 339 miles.

  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILMember Posts: 531


    Sure I can. I have to imagine it's mostly the different driving conditions we're in. My drive is mostly highway & interstate, during off-peak hours, or along routes that generally do not have a lot of traffic. Their drives are typically during peak hours on heavily congested roads. Maybe if they made their standard work hours 5-2 instead of 8-5, they would see a substantial increase in their fleet’s fuel economy.

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