Shooting brakes with their own character
The front apron of the CLA can be put on
This also applies to the low front apron, which gives it a dynamic appearance, but in everyday life it goes much too quickly with all kinds of curbs, thresholds and heels on an expensive snuggly course. Inside, too, the relationship to the well-behaved compact offshoot is obvious. No shortcoming. Seating position, workmanship and operation are fine.
kW (HP) at 1/min
Nm at 1/min
test car tires
Exhaust gas CO2
SCR catalytic converter/AdBlue tank content
trailer load used/unused
Length Width Height
basic price ***
Test car price (is evaluated) ***
v. 225/40 R 19, h. 255/35 R 19 Y
In terms of workmanship, the G70 is ahead
However, if you switch directly to the Genesis, you will immediately notice the difference. And that must be a blow to Mercedes. The Genesis has a loving attention to detail and a high-quality design down to the last corner. Fine materials, a dashboard covered with high-quality imitation leather and elaborately quilted nappa leather seats create an upper-class flair. In direct comparison, the CLA looks like one that is primarily looking for a grand entrance, but likes to let things slide behind the scenes.
The Genesis remains absolutely crackle-free
There is more space in the Mercedes
The German continues his triumphal march in row two. Although not a miracle of space, it offers enough space for longer tours. The Genesis turns out to be a pure 2+2 seater. While the headroom is still okay, it pinches very clearly on the legs and feet. Getting in, which is difficult due to the retracted roof line, also requires even more acrobatics than with the Benz. But neither of them are family friends anyway.
This is due to the small, poorly accessible trunks. With 495 to 465 liters, the Mercedes takes the lead when the bench is standing, but after folding it is beaten by the G70 with 1360 to 1535 liters.
The CLA scores when it comes to fuel consumption
Weight distribution v./h.
Turning circle left/right
from 100 km/h cold
from 100 km/h warm
at 50 km/h
at 130 km/h
Average of the 155 km test lap (deviation from the WLTP specification)
CO2 (test consumption)
Range (test consumption)
It’s all over when it goes onto the Autobahn and the Mercedes quietly and resolutely drives away from the G70, which is struggling with wind noise and indifferent steering. As in the whole comparison, where the expensive Korean does not even save the cost chapter. But the classic Shooting Brakes were not cheap in the past either.