Mercedes Prices New 2015 GLA-Class Under $33,000

Do you like the style of the Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupe but need a little more headroom and a hatchback? The GLA-Class might just be for you. Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for the subcompact, front- and all-wheel-drive car-based luxury SUV, and it's just $1,400 more than the starting price for the smaller CLA.

Related: 2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250 Photo Gallery (28 Photos)

The new 2015 GLA250 will start at $32,225 (including destination charge) for a front-wheel drive, four-cylinder-powered model, rising to $34,225 for the 4Matic all-wheel-drive model. If the normal turbocharged four-cylinder isn't quite powerful enough for you, you can upgrade to the fire-breathing GLA45 AMG for $49,225 — quite a premium over a regular GLA250, but given the amount of additional go-fast equipment the AMG treatment brings, it could very well be worth it.

The GLA250 4Matic and GLA45 AMG both go on sale in September 2014, with the base GLA250 front-wheel-drive model going on sale the following year, sometime in the first quarter of 2015.

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By Aaron Bragman | August 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

What Does This Button Do?

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Tons of things go into seats, like passengers, child-safety seats and less convenient items like quarters, cellphones and keys that disappear into the black hole between the cushions. Few things, however, come out of a seat unless it's a coil spring poking you in the rear or the extravagant feature Mercedes-Benz incorporates on its E-Class convertible.

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The Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet's mysterious button hints that it expels something from the front seats, but it's not the scented breeze of pine trees when your passenger can't catch a hint.

By Joe Bruzek | July 30, 2014 | Comments (8)

2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet Video

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet, the redesigned E-Class luxury vehicle which Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays recently tested, boasts new interior and exterior styling, a turbocharged V-8 engine and rear-wheel drive to go with that droptop. Is it as fun as all that sounds? Watch the video and find out.

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By Matt Schmitz | July 22, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and SLK-Class

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 300 model-year 2014 versions of the SLK250, SLK350, SLK55 AMG, SL550, SL63 AMG and SL65 AMG vehicles manufactured March 19 through May 5, 2014

The Problem: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that an airbag assembly error could prevent the front passenger airbag from properly deploying.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the front passenger airbag for free.

What Owners Should Do: Parts for the fix aren't yet available, but Mercedes-Benz says they should be by the end of this month and the automaker will send a second notice when they're ready. NHTSA advises owners not to place a passenger or other items in the passenger seat until the airbag is fixed. Owners can call Mercedes-Benz at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | July 17, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe Photo Gallery: 39 Photos

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We saw the sedan version of Mercedes-Benz's uber-high-performance S65 AMG at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Today, the coupe version of the 621-horsepower luxury sports car bows.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Photo Gallery

Like the sedan, the coupe's bold curves and dominating face are accented with high-sheen chrome, gloss black trim and plenty of AMG badging. It also shares the sedan’s powertrain: a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12, good for 621 hp, 738 pounds-feet of torque, a zero-to-60 mph time of 4 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.

Inside, four passengers are treated to AMG exclusive sport seats trimmed in Nappa leather with diamond-patterned upholstery. Leather also lines the roof, dashboard and door panels.

The 2015 S65 AMG Coupe goes on sale at the end of the year; prices haven't been announced but they'll be steep. Mercedes recently released 2015 pricing for part of its S-Class lineup and prices range from $95,325 for the base V-8-powered S550 sedan to $167,825 for the V-12-powered base S600 sedan; all prices include destination.

Check out the gallery below.

By Jennifer Geiger | July 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Review

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"The brute power, luxurious roominess and remarkable technology of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic make it a superior — albeit expensive — choice among ultra-luxury full-size sedans," said Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman. Check out Bragman's review for more.

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Cars.com photo by Aaron D. Bragman

By Matt Schmitz | July 7, 2014 | Comments (2)

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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"Though its look may not fit with the latest swoopy Benzes, the revised 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 is graceful, powerful, more luxurious than before and still an excellent luxury sedan," said Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman. Read the review for more.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Aaron D. Bragman

By Matt Schmitz | June 16, 2014 | Comments (1)

Cars.com's Top 10 Fun-to-Drive Fuel Sippers

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When I was 10, my dad set me and a go-kart loose in an abandoned parking lot, free to zip around the blacktop. At that age, you don't give a thought to how much gas costs; it's all about the fun. At this age, however, fuel economy is a big consideration when it comes to buying a car, but it doesn't have to trump the fun-to-drive factor.

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There are plenty of cars that offer both fun and fuel savings, from affordable subcompacts and gas-electric hybrids to pricier luxury cars and diesel-powered vehicles. To qualify for this list, a car has to have an EPA combined rating of 30 mpg, while bringing out the inner go-kart-loving kid in all of us:

By Jennifer Geiger | June 9, 2014 | Comments (9)

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety classifies as a "large luxury car," has received the institute's highest safety honor, Top Safety Pick Plus. Helping to put it over the top, the E-Class earned a score of good in the small-overlap front crash test and offers standard front crash prevention technology. The vehicle also scored good in the other four testing areas: moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Up Close

IIHS added the small overlap evaluation in 2012 to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle, tree or utility pole. To earn Plus status, a vehicle must receive a good or acceptable rating in this test, at least good on the other four crashworthiness evaluations, and basic, advanced or superior for front crash protection. The E-Class' standard Collision Prevention Assist scored a rating of basic for front crash protection, but when equipped with the optional Pre-Safe Brake system, that score is bumped up to superior.

By Matt Schmitz | June 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Review

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"The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG has fast moves, slick styling and luxury in spades, but its hefty price tag and disappointing transmission keep it from being truly outstanding," said Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman. Read the review for more.

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Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman

By Jennifer Geiger | May 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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