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2019 Cadillac ATS

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. 2019 Cadillac ATS

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA has plenty of standard features and performs above compared to other entry-level luxury cars. Since it debuted in 2013, there had been a lot of changes to this particular model from a sought-after luxury brand. In the case of the 2019 Cadillac ATS, the sales from previous versions were far from impressive. This year, it is offered as a coupe and received some updates even though the company has been dropping hints of a discontinuation.

Design & Style

The CLA sports a show-car shape with some seductive details. It has an eye-catching diamond-block grille that makes it look irresistible. The admirable exterior of the CLA serves as a preview of its impressive cabin. The wing-like dash plush upholstery and quality interior materials sets it apart from most of its rivals.

The design and styling of the ATS is based on a utilitarian approach. It is nice but significantly lacks the wow factor expected from a luxury vehicle. The cabin also sports a minimalist look but the color choices made it look dark and drab.

Technology & Safety

The revolutionary Mercedes Me Connect feature of the CLA leads the list of its impressive technology features. By connecting the car to a smartphone, a range of services can be remotely accessed. Remote start, vehicle monitoring, and lock/unlocking the car from a distance is possible with it. Another innovative feature is the Attention Assist. The car can tell when a driver is drowsy and will initiate driver aids functions.

There are some cool technology features that were added to the latest ATS. The wireless charging capability, for example, is great. The problem is that the uninspired cabin styling drowned out most of the infotainment system.


The standard setup for the CLA is a 4-cylinder engine that can rake up to 208-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The AMG® edition is authoritative with its 375 hp 350 lb-ft of torque. Both trims have impressive acceleration and are smooth to handle. The quick-shifting transmission stays strong and it is not quirky.

The 2.0-liter engine is perhaps the redeeming feature of the ATS. It can deliver up to 272 hp for the base trim and up to 464 hp for the ATS-V trim with a V6 engine. Many would agree, however, that the ATS has a stiff body and can get squirmy as it accelerates.

The Bottom Line

The uninspired styling of the 2019 Cadillac ATS deeply hurt its chance of going on top of the 2019 Mecedes—enz CLA. The CLA has a generous amount of revolutionary features to go with its impressive performance and luxurious styling. In short, the CLA has it all for a luxury entry-level coupe.

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If you are interested in buying the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA, let Mercedes-Benz of Huntington deliver the best deal in town for you. We serve customers throughout the state and its surrounding regions. Drop by our showroom located in Huntington or call us to pre-book for a 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA test drive appointment today!


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