Mercedes-Benz A-Class

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Today’s Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback is a far cry from the radical-yet-flawed original – the first A-Class was more of a small, five-seater MPV than a traditional hatch. As a premium compact hatchback it’s got a fight on its hands against the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and even the Volkswagen Golf.

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  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG (13-18)
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class (05-12)
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class (98-04)

Today’s Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback is a far cry from the radical-yet-flawed original – the first A-Class was more of a small, five-seater MPV than a traditional hatch. As a premium compact hatchback it’s got a fight on its hands against the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series and even the Volkswagen Golf.

Now in its third generation, the A-Class remains the smallest model in the line-up to wear the three-pointed star badge and is now one of the best-selling cars in Mercedes’ range, buyers attracted by its sporty image.

Not that all A-Classes have the performance to match that perception, with entry-level A180 CDI versions packing a modest 1.5-litre diesel engine. Larger petrols and diesels are also available for those who want more speed.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback 2018 on

4.4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback 2018 on

New price range:
£22,850 - £35,435

Used price range:
£18,772 - £28,915

  • Stunning interior
  • Packed with (genuinely useful) tech
  • Comfortable cruiser
  • Good automatic gearbox
  • Could be more fun to drive
  • Lack of engine choices from launch
  • Climate control not standard
  • No manual option from launch

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback 2013 - 2018

3.5 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback 2013 - 2018

New price range:
£18,970 - £47,860

Used price range:
£7,617 - £38,628

  • Rakish, sporty styling
  • Low-emission diesel option
  • High brand values
  • Stunning A 45 performance
  • Expensive to buy
  • Not that exciting to drive
  • Ride comfort compromised
  • Servicing expensive

Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG 2013 - 2018

4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG 2013 - 2018

New price range:
£38,015 - £48,700

Used price range:
£18,130 - £38,295

  • Stunning performance
  • Excellent grip levels
  • Expensive
  • Not as practical as rivals
  • Choppy ride

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Competitors

Audi A3

Audi A3

Audi A2

Audi A2

BMW 1-Series

BMW 1-Series