Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz’s GLB SUV and CLA Sedan

Comparing contrasting vehicles, both with plenty of impressive qualities

In order to concurrently keep up with and set themselves apart from competitors, Mercedes-Benz employs a somewhat shotgun approach, with lots of cars starting in the mid-to-high $30K range. Their newest being the seven-passenger GLB SUV, built on the same platform as the brand’s CLA—which first debuted in 2013. The brand is going after younger buyers with the $38,600 250 4Matic GLB, an ideal car …

Test Drive: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

The starter Benz delivers on its promise of access to the brand in a car that's fun to drive

Firmly rooted in the luxury, 40+ market, Mercedes-Benz has been working hard to evolve its brand image and become more appealing to younger customers. The all-new 2014 CLA sedan, which was first unveiled during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, is a strong step in that direction offering style and performance with a taste of Benz luxury and engineering at a base price of US$29,000. We …