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What you must know before buying the Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - November 7, 2020
  • 2021 A-Class is here
  • Rebates: No cash offers
  • Finance: From 1.99% for 36 mo. (2020)
  • Lease: From $349/month (2020)

2021 A-Class has arrived:

The A-Class is Mercedes' newest entry-level model that's packed with the latest technology. Although the A-Class and CLA-Class were close in price initially -- only a $600 difference -- the redesigned 2020 CLA-Class' higher price stretches that gap to over $4,000.

The 2020 A-Class is still in stock, and its cash offers get cut this month.

Buyers looking for the latest model year can now find the 2021 A-Class at dealers, but it has no offers.

Current offers are available nationally through November 30, 2020.

No cash offers:

Mercedes dropped all the cash offers on the A-Class this month, eliminating the $1,000 offer from last month.

Low APR:

The 2020 A-Class continues with 1.99% APR for 36 months this month. The 2021 A-Class has no APR offers.

Lease from $349 per month:

The 2020 A220 continues with a 36-month promotional lease offer this month. It runs $349 per month with $3,643 due at signing. With an effective monthly cost of $450, this is a poor value relative to its MSRP.

There is a new 36-month lease deal on the 2021 A-Class this month. It runs $369 per month with $3,663 due at signing. With an effective monthly cost of $471, this isn't a good value relative to its MSRP.

These promotional leases allows up to 10,000 miles per year.

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A220 Sedan
$369Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $3,663
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $35,250
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 1/4/21

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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Overview

Anthony Sophinos
Automotive Editor

What's New

As the cheapest and smallest model offered by Mercedes-Benz, the A-Class keeps a subtle balance between affordability and luxury. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class shifts slightly toward the latter, as prices creep up by about $1,000 due to newly standard blind-spot monitoring, 18-inch wheels, and ambient lighting.

Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The Mercedes A-Class is offered in two trim levels: A 220 and AMG A 35. Prices begin at $34,700 including destination for the base A 220 and climb to $46,900 for the AMG A 35.

Engine Choices

Both the A 220 and AMG A 35 have a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine under the hood, although the latter's is much more powerful.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder188 hp221 lb-ft29 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder302 hp295 lb-ft25 mpg

Both engines are paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The A 220 comes standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive a $2,000 option. The AMG A 35 gets standard AWD.

The A220 can go from 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds, while it only takes the AMG-tuned model 4.6 seconds.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The A-Class is a five-seat, four-door sedan. It has an upright look to it, especially compared to the similar-sized but swoopy CLA, that maximizes interior space. Still, rear leg room only measures out to a tight 33.9 inches.

Cargo space is a mere 8.6 cubic feet, which is much smaller than the comparable BMW 2-Series and Audi A3. Split-folding rear seatbacks help mitigate its confined trunk.

Safety Features

The A-Class now comes standard with blind-spot monitoring. The new feature joins an equipment list already comprising automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and a driver attention monitor.

The $1,700 Driver Assistance Package adds a much more comprehensive suite of active safety aids that includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.


Every A-Class gets a pair of 7-inch screens, with one being the all-digital cluster and the other a haptic infotainment display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, as do five USB ports scattered throughout the interior. The A 220 is also capable of over-the-air updates and gets three years of complimentary Mercedes cloud services.

The AMG A 35 upgrades to dual 10.25-inch screens. These can be had on the A 220 through the $1,750 Premium Package. Navigation is also optional on both trims as part of the $1,295 Multimedia Package, while satellite radio ($460) and wireless charging ($200) are standalone options.

A 220 - From $34,700

The base A-Class includes numerous luxury features befitting the Mercedes nameplate. Besides its pair of screens, it gets a panoramic roof, 17-inch wheels, leatherette upholstery, power seats with three-position memory, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and LED lighting. Keyless entry, push button start, and remote start are also included.

Besides the aforementioned option packages, the A 220 offers heated front seats ($500), heated and ventilated front seats ($950), a heated steering wheel ($250), and leather upholstery ($1,450).

AMG A 35 - From $46,900

The AMG A 35 features 18-inch wheels with black accents, a sport steering wheel, front sport seats, stainless steel pedals, and aluminum paddle shifters. Other equipment upgrades include an AMG suspension, exhaust system, braking system, and body kit.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2021 Mercedes A-Class is pricey enough to compete with some lightly-optioned Mercedes-Benz C-Class models. The AMG model's 302 horsepower makes it quite the riot on a back road, and it's certainly far more engaging than the 188-hp A 220.

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