2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450

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$69,950

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Luxurious interior with great detailing
  • Very comfortable ride
  • Screen quality
  • Road and wind noise isolation

The bad:

  • Transmission can short-shift at times
  • Smallish backseat
  • Options add up fast
  • Only one USB port in back

2 trims

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  • Base 4MATIC

  • Base

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Our 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat mid-size luxury sedan
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Turbocharged inline-six engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • 12.3-inch multimedia screen
  • Performance-oriented AMG CLS 53 available

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class launched the concept of the “four-door coupe” when it first debuted, and the five-seat mid-size luxury car was last redesigned for 2019. Power comes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine that makes 362 horsepower in the rear- or all-wheel-drive CLS 450 and 429 hp in the performance-oriented all-wheel-drive AMG CLS 53. Both cars have a nine-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A7

What’s New on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class?

The hood now has power domes, but there are no other significant changes. 

What Features in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Are Most Important? 

Standard features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a power trunk lid, a 12.3-inch multimedia screen, navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Standard active safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning and a driver-drowsiness monitor. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class? 

The calling card of the CLS-Class has long been stylish design, and that’s no different in the current version. It’s also comfortable, quiet and luxurious, as you’d expect from a Mercedes-Benz. The backseat, however, is small, and the automatic transmission sometimes upshifts too soon.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

Love the car....hate the ride!

CLS 53.....when you hit bumps, the car shudders. Noisy. The Pirelli run-flats are like hitting a deep pot hole when you hit bumps. Gorgeous car, but front end is really too low. Would rather have an S Class, but too big for wife.

5.0

Most reliable car i owned.

This car is great. It has plenty of legroom extremely comfortable very safe on the road it met all my dreams. I absolutely feel comfortable driving this car.

5.0

Best Model Yet

The New CLS 450 represents the best Mercedes Benz has to offer. Both stylish and dependable. It’s a perfect combination of the luxury Mercedes is know for and the performance most car enthusiasts crave. Worth every penny!

See all 4 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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