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Mercedes-Benz CLA

4-door sedan

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Superior Front crash prevention

  • Optional Distronic Plus
  • Optional Driver Assistance Package
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

Advanced Front crash prevention
With Collision Prevention Assist Plus only

  • Standard Collision Prevention Assist Plus
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
4 points total
This system does not meet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
0 points
In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph.
1 point
In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 22 mph.
3 points

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Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
  • All trims equipped with Bi-Xenon headlamps and LED taillamps package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
P
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.


  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
P
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.