Snackable Review: Mercedes-Benz A180

11 Sep 2015 Car Reviews

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Snackable Review: Mercedes-Benz A180

A luxury badge, a good price and stylish. The baby-Benz A180 may lack punch of others in its class, but it still looks the part.

PLUS

  • Stylish. With the Mercedes-Benz badge at the front, it’s hard to think of it as anything but. But even as the entry price option for the A-class, the cabin is chic and built from quality materials.
  • The tyres. We love that you can last about an extra 80km on a flat, which we think will come in handy for those pesky flats in the middle of winter.
  • Affordability. For a Benz, it sits at a pretty affordable price-point.
  • Safety. It has nine airbags and a bunch of safety technology, including attention assist which alerts you if you’re falling asleep at the wheel.
  • Storage. While space isn’t a highlight of this car, there are a few handy storage spots, like under the seats.

MINUS

  • Space. There’s not much of it, but then again, compared to rivals it’s not too far off the mark. Headroom is also lessened in the models with a panoramic sunroof.
  • Visibility isn’t great, mainly due to the shape of the back doors. But it comes with a reverse camera which counteracts the issue.
  • Infotainment system is a bit messy. It takes a bit of playing around with, but like anything, once you get used to it, it’s not too much of a hassle.
  • This isn’t a car for the faint hearted. Nah, just joking. The A180 feels slower than you’d expect and if you’re look for a bit of power, there are some better choices.

Click here to read the full review on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.