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2019 A220 Base Front-wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $32,500
2019 A220 Base All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan Price:   -  From $34,500
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Overview

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the latest compact sedan from this German automaker. Like the CLS-Class Coupe introduced in 2013, the A-Class is front-wheel drive. Mercedes’ smallest model brings an affordable premium model to the masses. But it arrives as consumers show an overwhelming preference for utility vehicles.

What's New for 2019

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is an all-new model. It was originally introduced in Europe in 1997, but comes stateside for the first time this year. The US model is based on the just-released current-generation A-Class.


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Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a five-passenger compact luxury sedan. Its wheelbase is about one inch longer than the CLA-Class, but its overall length is three inches shorter. The A-Class is slightly wider than the CLA, too.

The A-Class is powered exclusively by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 188 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque. This engine works with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This model makes an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon city, 33 mpg highway, and 28 combined.

Mercedes offers the A-Class in one trim: the A220, which starts at $33,495 (including the $995 destination charge). An all-wheel-drive A220 4MATIC is also available for an additional $2,000.

The A-Class is equipped with heated and power-controlled side mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a panoramic roof. Other standard features include a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, power front seats, imitation leather seats, aluminum trim, and dual-zone climate control. Among the tech features are a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility, HD Radio, and five USB ports.

Like other Benz offerings, this one has numerous package upgrades available. The AMG Line Package ($2,600) includes AMG body styling and floor mats, a chrome diamond-block grille, 18-inch wheels, brushed aluminum pedals, aluminum shift paddles, a sport steering wheel, perforated front brakes with painted calipers, a lowered comfort suspension, and direct-steer. For $2,900, the AMG Line with Night Package brings the same features plus black exterior accents.

The Exterior Lighting Package ($900) adds led headlights and adaptive highbeam assist, while the Multimedia Package ($1,150) brings navigation with augmented reality and traffic sign assist. The Premium Package ($1,550) bundles blind-spot monitoring, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster display, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, push-button start, power-folding side mirrors, and auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirrors.

Finally, the Parking Assistance Package ($1,090) adds a surround-view camera system and park assist, while the Driver Assistance Package ($2,250) brings adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane change assist, active bling-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, and more.

Mercedes-Benz offers tons individual upgrades, including heated front seats ($580), a heated steering wheel ($250), and ambient lighting ($310), a head-up display $990), wireless charging ($200), and an adjustable suspension with an adaptive damping system ($850).

Choose any metallic paint option and you’ll add $720 to your cost, wheel upgrades cost $500, a leather interior adds $1,450, and wood trim costs $325.

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The Premium and Driver Assistance Packages offer the best value among the many upgrades available on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Even with a few carefully selected individual upgrades, you should be able to keep your final price below $40,000.

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Another small sedan, less swoopy. Not content with the design (or sales) of the existing CLA-Class, Mercedes-Benz is back with another attempt at an entry-level sedan. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class corresponds to the CLA-Class much the way the C-Class does to the CLS-Class. The A-Class is boxier, more of a traditional sedan shape against the CLA’s sweeping coupe-like lines.

Thankfully, Mercedes has ironed out a few of the ride issues of the CLA. The A-Class shows off sharp steering and a sporty ride, but it’s not so stiff that it’s uncomfortable. The short wheelbase makes for an enthusiastic personality.

The base turbocharged four-cylinder engine pumps out a relatively pedestrian 188 horsepower, but it’s mated to an excellent seven-speed automatic transmission. If you need more power, stay tuned, as A35 and A45 AMG models are on the way.

The only real misstep from the A-Class comes in the efficiency department. The CLA-Class manages an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon city, 37 mpg highway, and 29 combined from an engine with more boost and more power. Despite being even more aerodynamic, the A-Class only gets 24/35/28 mpg (city/highway/combined). That’s worse than the CLA and worse than some competitors like the Audi A3. We’re at a loss as to why.

More interior, less trunk. Another common gripe from the CLA-Class was the interior space, which was cramped by that aggressive roofline. The A-Class has fixed this, too. With 37.2 inches of rear head room, the cabin is now comfortable for four adults. In this class, that’s an achievement.

The trade-off is cargo space. The A-Class can fit just 8.4 cubic feet of luggage in its trunk. That’s not a lot, especially since the hatchback version will likely never make it to American shores. It’s also less than the Audi A3 or Acura ILX.

The trade-off may be worth it for the A-Class’s cabin. The seats are supportive, and the interior quality is everything you’d expect from Mercedes. Synthetic upholstery dulls the shine just a touch, but it doesn’t spoil the premium feel. The dash is especially lovely, with beautiful turbine-shaped air vents and dual info screens.

Cutting-edge infotainment. Those screens house one of the most exciting features of the 2019 A-Class: Mercedes’s new “MBUX” infotainment system. This is a heavily upgraded version of the old COMAND system, and it’s much better.

The screens start at 7.0 inches, but can be upgraded to 10.3 inches (and will be for most cars at dealerships). One is a customizable gauge display for the driver, with a nifty navigation system that can overlay directions on the view from a front-facing camera.

The other central touchscreen controls infotainment and car functions. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are standard. It also recognizes voice commands much like smartphone assistants. Say “Hey Mercedes, I’m cold,” and the system will adjust the climate control settings for you. It’s a good interface and will soon make its way into the rest of the brand's lineup.


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Value with a catch. Another major selling point of the A-Class is the price. Starting at just $33,495 (after $995 in destination fees), the A-Class undercuts the CLA-Class. It’s on par with rivals like the Audi A3, but much less than a BMW 3-Series or Mercedes C-Class. The Acura ILX is cheaper, but less premium.

For the price, Mercedes outfits the A-Class with a solid set of features. Seat memory settings are standard, as are keyless entry, push-button start, a panoramic sunroof, and LED lighting. It’s a relatively affordable way into the Mercedes experience.

The major caveat is the option structure. Mercedes seems to have adopted a strategy of luring in buyers with the starting price, then profiting on the options.

The Premium Package, which expands the screens and adds blind-spot monitoring, is all but mandatory. Heated seats are another add-on, and Mercedes’ active safety tech is hidden in another $2,250 package. Even silver paint costs $720. With enough options, the A-Class can easily push into C-Class prices.

Final thoughts. Small sport sedans offer a special combination of class and fun, and we’re glad that Mercedes is back on their game here. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is fun to drive, fun to sit in, and even fun to talk to. Besides a smaller trunk, it’s a more livable package than the CLA.

The CLA is itself due for an update next year. Until then, the A-Class is the bite-size luxury sedan to beat.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 188 HP / 221 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 35 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 188 HP / 221 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 35 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Multi-link
Rear Suspension
Independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
13.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$50
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
179.1 "
Exterior Width
70.7 "
Exterior Height
56.9 "
Front Headroom
40.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.2 "
Front Legroom
41.8 "
Rear Legroom
33.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,285 Lbs.
Wheel Base
107 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Amg Aluminum / 19.0 " Black Amg Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger / Power Remote Heated Driver
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Mb-tex Leatherette / Leather / Leather/dinamica Simulated Suede/leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Mbux Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Mbux Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
8 / 12 Burmester
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Telescopic Tilt Sport
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Active Brake Assist Forward Collision Mitigation / Presafe Plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot / Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Distronic W/active Steering Assist & Active Lane Change Assist Hands-on (with Lane Change) Steering Assist / Distronic Plus With Steering Assist Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Highbeam Assist (aha) Auto High-beam / Variable Distance Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parktronic W/active Parking Assist Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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