2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Test Results; 2019 Automotive Naughty & Nice List

published 4 weeks ago by Consumer Reports

We have completed testing on Mercedes' 4-door coupe (or is it a sedan?), the 2020 CLA, and discuss whether its lower price makes it worthy of being a "gateway Benz." We celebrate this festive season and the end of 2019 with our own naughty and nice lists, and share our personal highlights and lowlights from the past year. We also talk about the nuances of finding the right adaptive cruise control system, how CR awards points for advanced safety gear across model lines, and the benefits of all-season tires over their summer and winter counterparts. SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 0:28 - our 2019 naughty & nice lists 10:06 - Mercedes-Benz CLA test results 15:49 - all-seasons tires, or a winter/summer tire combo? 18:08 - how CR factors in all available advanced safety gear for a model into its ratings 20:02 - the differences between various adaptive cruise control systems 23:50 - drivetrains differences in CR’s testing methodology ----------------------------------- Subscribe to Talking Cars on Apple Podcasts! Video version:  Audio version:  Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly! From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team! We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at  Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify: 

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