2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Interior and Cargo

Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Interior & Cargo Rating

2022 AMG CLA 35 Interior

Mercedes-AMG knows how to do a performance-focused interior, and the CLA 35 feels every bit as sporty as it does refined and luxurious. Unlike some of its German rivals that love to stick to contemporary clean-cut lines and a futuristic techy look, the CLA 35 is endowed with a more flamboyant design language, highlighted by those awesome-looking air vents and snazzy ambient lighting. The choice of materials is a mix of exemplary soft-touch materials undone by some elements that feel considerably cheaper. The CLA 35 also comes equipped with an impressive amount of standard tech features and a wide range of options for interior materials and driver-assistance features.

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2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Infotainment System Mercedes-Benz

Seating and Interior Space

Despite its compact proportions, the CLA 35 will seat five adults, but four will be happier. Buyers should be aware that this isn't a people carrier by any means; the focus lies squarely on the two front occupants, who get a decent 41.8 inches of legroom. Those in the back will have less of a good time due to the tight 33.9 inches of legroom and sloping roofline. The sloping roofline also makes it interesting for taller passengers to enter and exit this car - and not in a good way. The front bucket seats are supportive and offer eight-way power adjustment, including four-way power lumbar support. Mercedes-AMG also provides the option of heating and ventilation for the front seats, and performance front seats that offer even more support but won't keep you as comfortable over long road trips.

2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Interior Dimensions:

Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 TrimsAMG CLA 35 4MATIC
Headroom Front Seat38.5 in.
Headroom Back Seat35.7 in.
Legroom Front Seat41.8 in.
Legroom Back Seat33.9 in.
Shoulder Room Front55.1 in.
Shoulder Room Rear54 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The CLA might be performance-focused, but it's still a premium luxury German sedan at heart, and with that comes a plethora of fancy material and trim options. As far as seat upholstery goes, Mercedes-AMG offers new buyers two no-cost options: Neva Grey and Black MB-Tex, or Black MB-Tex and microfiber inserts with red stitching. Going for leather upholstery will set you back $1,450 and includes options such as Bahia Brown, plain Black, Classic Red/Black, or Titanium Grey/Black. Interior accents and trim include Aluminum with linear grain or longitudinal grain or AMG-design aluminum at no cost. Natural Grain Black Linden wood and Natural Grain Brown Walnut wood can be had for $325.

The interior can be further upgraded with an AMG performance steering wheel in Nappa leather, Nappa leather/microfiber, or microfiber on its own. The standard red seat belts can be swapped for less shouty black ones at no charge. Although many of these materials feel and look appropriately premium, some areas of the cabin aren't quite as solid as those from the AMG's BMW and Audi rivals.

2022 AMG CLA 35 Trunk and Cargo Space

When overall passenger space is not a top priority, cargo space is also going to be at the bottom of the list of importance, but to be fair to the Mercedes-AMG CLA 35, its 11.6 cubic feet of cargo space is more than you get in the Audi S3 (8.3 cubes). The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe takes the cake with 15.1 cubic feet. The CLA 35's trunk opening is wide, making it easy to load and unload things, and it's 40/20/40-split folding rear seats open up a decent amount of extra space for larger items.

Smaller items can be stored in the glove box, the center console storage compartment, and generous door pockets. There are two cupholders in the front, and a rear fold-out reveals two more for backseat passengers.

2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2022 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Cargo Dimensions:

Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 TrimsAMG CLA 35 4MATIC
Trunk Volume11.6 cu. ft.

2022 AMG CLA 35 Infotainment and Features


This premium executive sedan comes packaged with a few tasty features that make it feel like a true AMG product. The illuminated entry system and keyless start set the mood, and upon entering the cabin, you're greeted by a 64-color LED ambient lighting system with illuminated vents, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster display. Standard driver assistance features include active brake assist, attention assist, blind-spot assist, crosswind assist, and the obligatory rearview camera.

Mercedes-AMG offers tons of optional extras such as heated front seats, active lane-keeping assist, a head-up display, parking assistance, and AMG sport bucket seats.


The 2022 CLA 35 features Mercedes-Benz's new MBUX infotainment system that uses small touchpads on the steering wheel, voice control, and a console-mounted control pad to glide through menus and make selections. Everything is displayed through a 10.25-inch touchscreen display and 10.25-inch digital cluster display. This infotainment system is refreshingly easy to use and comes standard with features such as Bluetooth streaming, multiple USB-C charging ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and HD Radio. For listening to your favorite tunes, the CLA has an eight-speaker sound system. Infotainment system upgrade options include MB navigation and in-car Wi-Fi

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