The Taming of the Turbo

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Mercedes-Benz CLA250
Starting MSRP: $32,780
Sleek 4-door coupe styling is this car’s calling card, but we like its delivery system, too: the way Mercedes combines the silhouette of a coupe with the convenience of having four doors on call. The CLA is the lowest branch on the Mercedes family tree, but this entry-level player is fitted with a 208-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder. More than a dozen option packages exist for this car, so if buyers stick with the smaller turbo engine they can spend $10,500 checking boxes before equaling the sticker price of the next model up the line; the C-Class.

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