2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450

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$69,950

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

26
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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1 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

5

Seating capacity

196.7” x 56.3”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • Base 4MATIC

  • Base

    $69,950

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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 5.0
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
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Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

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!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
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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