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 |  Jun 27 2014, 12:09 PM

You Get What You Pay For


Top 11 Cars With Best Residual Value

Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when obtaining a new vehicle, especially if you plan on leasing. How much it’s worth at the end of the contract has a huge impact on how much you’ll be paying each month. Which cars on the market today hold their value best? The folks at ALG have it all figured out. In no particular order, here they are.

 |  Dec 26 2013, 8:54 AM

10. 2013 Ford Fusion vs. 2014 Mazda6


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This year was a busy year for AutoGuide as we put dozens of vehicles to the test in hopes of making your purchasing decision not only easier, but well informed. As we head into 2014, let’s take a look back at 2013′s most watched videos.

Starting off the list is our comparison video pitting the Ford Fusion against the new Mazda6. Both vehicles are stylish, efficient and fun family sedans that have quite the history together. In 2006, the two automakers were producing the Fusion and Mazda6 on the same platform as Ford held a one-third ownership stake in Mazda. But times have changed and the Mazda6 and Ford Fusion are now standing on their own. How do the two compare against one another?

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 |  Dec 14 2013, 3:02 PM

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The Mercedes-Benz CLA is off to a great start and according to the German automaker, it marks the brand’s best U.S. launch in 20 years.

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 |  Oct 01 2013, 6:14 PM

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The Mercedes-Benz CLA will get a Shooting Brake variant, but it won’t be heading to North America.

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 |  Jul 20 2013, 9:01 AM

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA Class will be heading to dealerships later this year, and the German automaker is kicking off the launch with an Instagram contest.

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 |  Jul 15 2013, 5:31 PM

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Mercedes-Benz is mulling over where to produce its next-generation CLA Class, despite the fact that the model has just been introduced onto the market.

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 |  May 02 2013, 3:32 PM

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As the Mercedes-Benz CLA gets ready to hit dealerships in the coming months, the German automaker has revealed its line of genuine accessories for its sporty new model.

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 |  Apr 23 2013, 7:02 PM

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The Mercedes-Benz CLA debuted to much acclaim, looking gorgeous while sporting a very attractive price tag.

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 |  Apr 13 2013, 6:05 PM

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Designed to broaden Mercedes-Benz’s appeal, the all-new CLA will go on sale in September in the US with a starting price of $29,900.

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 |  Feb 15 2013, 2:01 PM

Mercedes is going into uncharted territory with its cheapest model yet, the CLA-Class. Along with its low pricetag, the CLA is the first Mercedes in the US to be front-wheel drive.

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 |  Feb 12 2013, 7:31 AM

To celebrate the launch of its new CLA-Class, Mercedes is offering a limited “CLA Edition 1″ to buyers in Europe.

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 |  Jan 30 2013, 11:46 AM

Mercedes just announced official pricing for its new CLA compact car, which will start at $29,900.

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 |  Jan 22 2013, 11:07 AM

As the Super Bowl grows closer, so does television’s most prized two hours of advertising, and today Mercedes-Benz released its upcoming commercial for the CLA which will air during the big game. 

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 |  Dec 24 2012, 11:00 AM

Photos of the new Mercedes-Benz CLA have hit the web this morning, revealing the new baby-Benz to the world before its official debut at the upcoming 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Jul 04 2012, 9:33 AM

After the recent unveiling of the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake (shown above), the German company is now working on its new CLA small coupe which will also get a  shooting brake variant. 

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 |  Jun 19 2012, 9:15 AM

With production now confirmed, Mercedes-Benz is out testing the CLA, a small coupe that is going to appear as a downsized CLS. 

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 |  Apr 18 2012, 9:49 AM

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is going to be a downsized CLS, as we saw in our spy photos, and today we get to see a full image of the CSC(Concept Style Coupe), the concept that the car will be based on. 

Thanks to leaked photos from Germancarforum.com, we see that the new CLA shares much of its styling with the A-Class hot hatch. The nose and grille on this new small coupe is almost identical to the A-Class, save the back end which of course gets smooth lines into a trunk rather than a hatch. This new design language is slowly being adopted across the line of Mercedes-Benz cars.

The CLA, which may be called the CLC, could also spawn an AMG variant. The base model CLA will likely come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 211 hp, while the AMG will probably use a turbocharged four cylinder engine that will produce more than 335 hp, sourced from the A25 AMG. 

The Concept Style Coupe, or another updated CLA concept, will debut at the Transmission LA: AV CLUB festival, which aims to unite the local art and music communities in one event. It would seem that Mercedes-Benz is trying to cash in on the new trendy styling of the car by marketing it to younger people.

The Transmission LA: AV CLUB event starts on April 20, so check back for details soon.

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 |  Apr 17 2012, 2:45 PM

Vehicle names are hard to get right (Remember the Ford Probe?). Mercedes-Benz has been using a letter and number naming scheme to help differentiate its cars from one another. However, it’s been causing some confusion with car buyers and journalists alike.

According to UK’s CAR Magazine, it seems like the luxury German automaker is looking to change up its three-letter naming style to help make its niche products a bit more friendly with consumers.

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 |  Mar 29 2012, 12:26 PM

Mercedes-Benz announced the opening of a new assembly plant today in Kecskemét, Hungary and at the opening ceremonies let slip that a new small four door coupe, probably called the CLA, will be produced at the new plant.

We have already seen spy photos of this new Merc, which further stirred rumors of when and where the car would be produced. Now we know that it will be produced in the Hungarian plant, along side the car that is shares its platform with, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class.

Sharing with the B-Class should lead to most CLA models running with front wheel drive, although a premium all wheel drive and AMG models have been rumored as options. For base engines, the CLA will likely feature the 201-hp turbocharged 1.8-liter four cylinder sourced from the C-Class.

This new plant marks a €1.4 billion investment from Daimler into production plants, with €800 million going to the new Kecskemét plant and €600 million going to expand the Rastatt plant.

We should see a close to production concept version at an upcoming auto show, possibly the Beijing Auto Show or the L.A. Auto Show.