The NHTSA hasn't given the CLA-Class reviews for its safety as yet, and the IIHS hasn't published a review for the Merc either. The previous-gen CLA didn't fare well in these tests, but it's expected the current model will receive a vastly improved rating, in line with other contemporary Mercedes models.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
There are a few notable safety features to speak of for the CLA that include both traditional and tech-focused features. The traditional suite includes a rearview camera, cruise control, and an eight-airbag system that includes front, side, side curtain, and front knee airbags. Modern driver-assist tech includes active brake assist, automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and crosswind assist. LED daytime running lamps are also standard, as well as advanced tire-pressure monitoring. Furthermore, a whole load of advanced assists and semi-autonomous functionality can be equipped through the options list.
|Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Trims||CLA 250||CLA 250 4MATIC|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||O||O|
|Lane Departure Warning||O||O|
|Lane Keeping Assist||O||O|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S|
At the time of writing, the 2023 CLA was recalled once for leaking tires. There have been no recalls for the 2022 CLA Class, but there were four for the 2021 model for issues relating to a missing anchor bar for the child-seat anchoring system, an incorrect location given by the eCall system to emergency responders, and no rear-view camera image. If reliability is one of your primary concerns, the CLA comes with a basic warranty of four years or 50,000 miles, as well as a corrosion and drivetrain warranty that's valid for the same time period and mileage limit. Roadside assistance is also standard for four years or 50,000 miles.