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2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 – Fuel Economy and Driving Range

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 9/5/2018 Eric Stafford
Fuel Economy and Driving Range: The Mercedes-AMG CLA45 has above-average EPA estimates and proved its fuel efficiency in our real-world testing.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc The Mercedes-AMG CLA45 has above-average EPA estimates and proved its fuel efficiency in our real-world testing.

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The CLA45 is one sassy compact sedan, with snarling sounds and aggressive aesthetics. But the EPA estimates that its turbocharged powertrain and standard all-wheel drive are more fuel efficient than rivals, and that proved true during our real-world highway testing.

What's New for 2018?

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Since the CLA45 has the same powertrain and identical EPA estimates as in 2017, we don't expect its real-world fuel economy to differ.

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings Compared

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We've devised our own fuel-economy test in an attempt to replicate how most people drive on the highway. Our procedure entails a 200-mile out-and-back loop on Michigan's I-94 highway. We maintain a GPS-verified 75 mph and use the cruise control as much as possible to mimic the way many drivers behave during long trips.

Test Results: Highway Fuel Economy

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Test Results: Highway Range

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For more information on the fuel economy and driving range of the CLA45, you can read our in-depth review of the 2017 model.

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Continue Reading:

• 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 – Overview and Pricing
• Engine and Transmission
• Fuel Economy and Driving Range
• Performance and Driving Impressions
• Interior and Passenger Space
• Audio and Infotainment
• Cargo Space and Storage
• Exterior Design and Dimensions
• Safety and Driver Assistance
• Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
• Video Overview: Interior, Infotainment, Cargo Space

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