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.
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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