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Mercedes-Benz's automotive history can be traced all the way back to the 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which it claims as the first gasoline-powered automobile. Currently, the German luxury automaker offers a full lineup of vehicles in nearly every segment imaginable, from the pint-sized A-class up to the GLS-class three-row crossover. It even builds two cargo vans, the Sprinter and Metris.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is a good-looking and capable entrant in the compact SUV segment with an impressive array of driver assistance tech available, but its ride quality falls short of its premium price.
The 2014 CLA250 sports some fine tech from the Mercedes-Benz catalog and presents a stylish look, but its driving character is far from satisfying.
Featuring excellent fuel economy and a generally comfortable and easy-driving character, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 makes for a useful all-around vehicle, good for the daily commute and family road trips.
The powerful, efficient 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec is a great car -- nearly the total package -- but it won't be a great "tech car" until its dashboard tech gets a much needed overhaul.
A fun, luxury roadster, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 carries an excellent cabin tech suite and delivers aggressive performance, but those looking for a cruiser might find the SLK350 too much of a beast.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class updates more than just its name, packing some light aesthetic enhancements, new powertrains and a dash of new tech.
The cabin electronics and interface for the 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI's infotainment system are old and have fallen far behind today's standards, but the diesel engine makes the car drive well and get incredible fuel economy for a full-size SUV.
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The 2015 GLA250, a new compact SUV from Mercedes-Benz, delivers on style and self-driving tech, while offering cabin appointments worthy of the brand.
Can Mercedes-Benz convince Americans its tri-star logo belongs on a compact SUV?