If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 Mercedes CLA 250 over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the 2019 Mercedes CLA 250. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2019 Mercedes CLA 250 occurs to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mercedes CLA 250 offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Mercedes CLA 250, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo house is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Mercedes CLA 250’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in line with extra modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend trying out the 2019 Mercedes CLA 250’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at extra cost. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Mercedes CLA 250 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Mercedes CLA 250 additionally provides power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Mercedes CLA 250 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Mercedes CLA 250, which pushes the 2019 Mercedes CLA 250 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.