MERCEDEZ BENZ

It might be the least expensive Benz available, but the CLA’s swoopy “four-door coupe” design makes it one of the more stylish cars on the road. The sole engine choice is a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder making 208 hp. It teams up with a seven-speed automatic and either standard front- or optional all-wheel drive. However, the steering is heavy and the ride can be harsh. The interior design is handsome, but the infotainment display looks tacked on—and tacky. An updated CLA goes on sale in July.

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