WHERE DOES IT FEEL AT HOME?
Being a Mercedes, you may expect the A-Class to wear a hefty pricetag, but it’s actually not as expensive as you would think. This car is built for the city and while it can go the distance, driving this on country roads is like wearing a suit to the pub.
STAND OUT FEATURES
As you’d expect from Mercedes-Benz, this range comes with a whole lot of new technologies.
When we’re talking safety features, the Attention Assist is the most notable which sends you a warning when it thinks you are falling asleep at the wheel, and we think that’s a pretty good backup.
On a brighter note, under-seat storage also comes in handy to hide those little extra bits and pieces.
The A-class is an attractive hatchback range. The cabins are stylish and beautifully built using high quality materials that puts it right into the luxury market.
Now, we know we don’t usually focus on the tyres of a car but this car’s ability to drive around 80km on a flat is worth mentioning. Anything that can get me to a warm and cosy place while waiting for roadside assist is a massive plus for me. But the lack of a spare may cause some tension on those longer trips. It means you may have to rely on the tyre repair kit, which still beats changing a tyre in my opinion.
THINGS WE'D LIKE TO CHANGE
Space isn’t a notable feature in the A-class and is somewhat similar to rivals, but the cargo space is a little bit average.
Now, comfort has been compromised in the sports models and head space has been sacrificed in those with the panoramic sunroof.
While we’re at it, the oddly-shaped and narrow rear doors make getting in and out a little bit difficult and block out a fair bit of visibility – thank goodness for the reversing camera.
And the infotainment system does take a little bit of getting used to.
WHO WILL IT SUIT?
The A-Class is for anyone who wants a practical and versatile car with a luxury badge.
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