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He didn't state how tall all of the men are. The "tall guy was in the front"

I don't expect the CLA rear legroom to be any much better than a C class.
 

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This is a much better angle. It doesn't look very spacious but not too tight. I wouldn't want to sit back there for too long. Only for short trips for adults.

 

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The headroom is clearly deficient. This convinces me that my next Mercedes will be a B 250 and not the better-looking CLA.
 

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From that angle, the backseat room doesn't look too good. Six footers will have a problem but I don't see it as big a problem for most people. Being of asian descent, this shouldn't be too bad :p.

Anyways I don't see myself using the rear seats too much. The camera shot may be a bit deceptive when it comes to the headroom, so I wouldn't completely dismiss it until you test it out personally.
 

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it looks awfully cramped in the back seat. I think the design of the car maybe had to do with this and compromised with the rear space for the passengers. I don't know about you guys but this is really giving me second thoughts on the purchasing or even leasing the CLA now.
 

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Headroom does seem to be a probem. It sort of makes sense when you look at the CLA from the side.



It really slopes down alot back there.
 

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if you look closely at this video you can see the guy awkwardly struggling to get in the back seats and he doesn't even look that tall. And even from the picture you can see how much room there is...none you have to kinda arch forward. This is sad, but still until i get to sit in one personally I'll be in denial for now.

 

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Well, sometimes you have to compromise in life and this is what exactly happened when you want style. Luckily for me I won't be the one sitting in the back seat and my little ones are still in child seats. So the rear seat space issue won't directly affect me for a good while.
 

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Headroom does seem to be a probem. It sort of makes sense when you look at the CLA from the side.



It really slopes down alot back there.
On the plus side, since it slopes down in the back and makes it that much harder to fit a rear seat and make it comfortable and spacious enough, that lost space will be made up when it comes to cargo space.

Anyone know how big the trunk is?
 

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I would expect this from two door sports car but not in a four door sedan. How is the space in the back seat of a Mercedes C Class?
 

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In reality this is what happens when you take a hatchback based platform and make it in to a sedan but a good argument could be said about the styling aspect of it as well. It just all comes down to whether or not your willing to make the sacrifice.
 

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I would expect this from two door sports car but not in a four door sedan. How is the space in the back seat of a Mercedes C Class?
In one word: tight.

There is a minimal difference in the rear for headroom, C: 901 mm headroom, 652 mm legroom; the CLA has more of each: 905 mm headroom and 690 mm legroom. Conclusion: the CLA is better.
 

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Just as a comparison for Canadians: the B 250, built on the same platform as the CLA, has 985 mm headroom (about 3 1/4 inches more than the CLA and 3.5 inches more than the C Class) and 728 mm legroom. The back of the B is a good place to travel, for an adult.
 

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I don't think it is fair to expect B250 series headroom in a the CLA.

The CLA is much lower by design.




If people didn't know any better they would think the B250 is a minivan or SUV. That is until you see one in person and realize its smaller than that. But from photos it looks like a larger car and the CLA looks like a small car. That is because of the shape.

The CLA slopes down so much in the back.
 

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I think that C-pillar gives it away that headroom in the rear wont be the best for a car like this also due to how thick the c-pillar is, we might have problems seeing out of it and checking our blind spots.
 

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I think that C-pillar gives it away that headroom in the rear wont be the best for a car like this also due to how thick the c-pillar is, we might have problems seeing out of it and checking our blind spots.
That could be a potential issue too where the blind spot can not be seen properly. Did you guys hear anything about this issue on the reviews of the CLA?
 

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They have "blind spot assist", as does the new B Class (which doesn't really need it).
 

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I would have assumed that the C class would have more headroom. So they are pretty much the same.. Well I fit fine in the back of a C350. Hmm..
 
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