How Much Does the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Cost

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class starts at $32,800, making it one 

of the least-expensive vehicles in the luxury small car class. The 

all-wheel-drive A 220 4Matic has a starting MSRP of $34,800.

2020 Mercedes Benz A Class
A-Class Interior

How Many People Does the A-Class Seat?

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan has five seats. Well-bolstered 

front seats keep you comfortable on long trips and when cornering 

with enthusiasm. The cabin feels airy, but taller drivers might feel 

little short on headroom.

Rear-seat space is just OK for a four-door luxury small car. This 

isn't the most spacious second row in the class, but average-sized 

adults should have enough room to get comfortable.

A-Class and Child Car Seats

The A-Class has two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the 

rear outboard seats. The anchors are easy to find, because they sit 

behind plastic flaps instead of down in the seat cushion. However, 

it takes some effort to force the hooks of the car-seat strap into the 


A-Class Interior Quality

Though the A-Class is Mercedes' least-expensive vehicle, it lives 

up to the brand's standards of interior luxury and swanky materials. 

Most surfaces are soft to the touch. Standard aluminum trim 

accents and optional red wood grain impart an upscale atmosphere.

A-Class Cargo Space

With just 8.6 cubic feet of space, the A-Class has one of the 

smallest trunks in the luxury small car class. It's still big enough to 

hold a few suitcases, and the trunk opening is wide.

You can opt for hands-free trunk access, which lets you pop the lid 

simply by waving your foot under the rear bumper when the 

proximity key is on your person.

A-Class Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The 2020 A-Class features the Mercedes-Benz User Experience 

(MBUX) infotainment system, which is slowly permeating all 

vehicles in the brand's lineup. This setup creates a virtual 

dashboard, with housing that spans from behind the steering wheel 

to atop the center stack.

In standard form, a 7-inch digital display serves as the instrument 

cluster, and a 7-inch touch screen is your infotainment hub. You 

can also upgrade each screen to 10.25-inch units, which results in a 

near totally conjoined digital display.

The MBUX system is easy enough to master, and the controls are 

pretty straightforward. A touch pad on the center console gives 

you another way to input your commands instead of on the touch 

screen. Upgrading to a voice-controlled personal assistant feature 

lets you say "Hey, Mercedes" to find restaurant recommendations, 

adjust the climate, or switch between media.

When equipped with optional navigation, the system can use 

augmented reality to help you find your destination. A front-view 

camera projects the road ahead onto the infotainment screen, and 

street names and turn directions are then superimposed on that 


Android Auto and Apple Car Play come standard, and there are 

five USB ports. However, these are all of the latest USB-C variety, 

so you may need an adapter to connect your smartphone to the car. 

This Mercedes doesn’t offer wireless connections for smartphone 

integration like some vehicles from BMW and Porsche do.

A-Class Performance

A-Class Engine: Two Solid Choices

The base 2020 A 220 comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 

four-cylinder engine that puts out 188 horsepower and 221-pound 

feet of torque. The A-Class is one of just a handful of luxury small 

cars that have engines with less than 200 horsepower, but it’s fairly 

formidable when put to the test. This small Benz scoots off the line 

with enthusiasm, and power delivery is smooth and steady as you 

continue to accelerate.

A dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission pairs nicely 

with the engine, providing smooth shifts. A few critics disagreed 

about how it switches between gears in stop-and-go traffic, but that 

isn't a huge concern.

New for 2020 is a performance-oriented AMG A 35 model, with 

an AMG-tuned version of the base engine rated at 302 horsepower 

and 295 pound-feet of torque. This model comes with an AMG-

enhanced transmission as well.

A-Class Gas Mileage: Impressive for the Class

The 2020 A-Class returns great fuel economy for a luxury small 

car. The front-wheel-drive A 220 gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in 

the city and 35 mpg on the highway. With optional all-wheel drive, 

the car loses 1 mpg on the highway.

At the time of writing, neither Mercedes nor the EPA has provided 

fuel economy estimates for the new AMG A 35.

A-Class Ride and Handling: A-OK

The small A-Class feels light and agile from behind the wheel, 

with precise steering and good composure. Test drivers in 

particular note the all-wheel-drive model’s excellent road grip. 

Ride quality is smooth

A-Class Reliability

Is the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Reliable?

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has a slightly above-average 

predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Warranty

Mercedes-Benz covers the A-Class with a four-year/50,000-mile 


A-Class Safety

A-Class Crash Test Results

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor 

the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash tested the 

Mercedes-Benz A-Class since its introduction. This lack of 

comprehensive safety data prevents us from giving the 2020 A-

Class an overall score or rating.

A-Class Safety Features

All 2020 A-Class models come with forward collision warning, 

pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, a rear view 

camera, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Most optional driver assistance features come in one package, and 

it includes lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and adaptive 

cruise control. When you turn on this feature, you can also employ 

active steering assist to keep the car centered around turns. Evasive 

steering assist aids in stabilizing the car in the event of a sharp turn 

made to avoid an obstacle ahead of you. When approaching an 

intersection, front cross traffic emergency braking stops the car if 

another vehicle or pedestrian approaches from the side. You can 

use automatic lane change assist to change lanes automatically 

simply by engaging a turn signal.

This package also includes speed limit recognition, which 

automatically adjusts your speed under cruise control, and 

directions programmed into navigation can lower your speed to 

account for curves or traffic circles.

Mercedes Pre-Safe Plus detects an impending collision from 

behind by tightening seat belts, closing the windows, and applying 

your brakes to mitigate further crashes ahead. Lastly, Pre-Safe 

Sound emits an in-cabin noise to counteract the sound from an 

impending collision or loud noise that the car has detected. This 

can lessen the risk of hearing damage.

Other options include blind spot monitoring, traffic sign 

recognition, a surround-view parking camera system, automatic 

parking assist, adaptive headlights, automatic high-beam 

headlights, and a head-up display.

A-Class Dimensions and Weight

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is about 15 feet long. Its curb weight 

ranges from 3,285 to 3,417 pounds.

Where Is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Built?

Mercedes-Benz builds the 2020 A-Class in Germany.

Which Mercedes-Benz A-Class Model Is Right for Me?

Mercedes-Benz offers the 2020 A-Class in two main trims: A 220 

and the new performance-oriented AMG A 35. Each has a distinct 

powertrain, and the AMG model also comes with performance 


Standard and optional features are mostly the same in all models, 

but there are some available amenities you may want to set aside 

extra funds for. Plan on adding the Driver Assistance package to 

get a long list of active safety features, and spring for the Premium 

package to upgrade the standard dual 7-inch infotainment screens 

to a pair of 10.25-inch displays.

Mercedes-Benz A 220

The Mercedes-Benz A 220 starts at $32,800. It comes with a 188-

horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a seven-speed dual-

clutch automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive.

Standard features include synthetic leather upholstery, 12-way 

power-adjustable front seats, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a 

panoramic roof, LED headlights and taillights, dual-zone 

automatic climate control, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, 

and heated outside mirrors.

The standard 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system includes 

Apple Car Play, Android Auto, voice recognition, HD Radio, 

Bluetooth, and five USB ports. Standard driver assistance features 

include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic 

emergency braking, a rear view camera, and rain-sensing 

windshield wipers.

The Premium package ($1,650) includes blind spot monitoring, a 

10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and touch screen, an auto-

dimming rear view mirror, power-folding and auto-dimming 

outside mirrors, proximity key less entry, and a hands-free trunk. 

The Multimedia package ($1,150) adds navigation and traffic sign 


The Driver Assistance package ($2,250) comes with adaptive 

cruise control, lane centering, evasive steering assist, front cross 

traffic emergency braking, speed limit recognition, lane departure 

warning, lane keep assist, automatic lane change assist, navigation-

based speed limiting, Mercedes Pre Safe Plus, and Mercedes Pre 

Safe Sound.

The Parking Assistance package ($1,090) adds a surround-view 

parking camera system and automatic parking assist. The Exterior 

Lighting package includes adaptive headlights and automatic high-

beam headlights.

The AMG Line ($2,600) comes with upgraded exterior styling, a 

lowered suspension, variable-ratio steering, unique wheels, and a 

sport steering wheel with aluminum paddle shifters.

Other individual options include genuine leather upholstery, heated 

and ventilated front seats, multi contour front seats, a heated 

steering wheel, interior ambient lighting, a head-up display, 

satellite radio, wireless device charging, a 12-speaker Burmester 

surround-sound stereo, a universal garage door opener, and an 

adjustable suspension.

Mercedes-Benz A 220 4Matic

The A220 4 Matic is the all-wheel-drive version of the car, and it 

sports a starting price of $34,800. It offers the same standard and 

optional features as the base model.

Mercedes-AMG A 35

The all-new Mercedes-AMG A 35 features a 302-horsepower 

turbocharged four-cylinder engine, an AMG seven-speed dual-

clutch automatic transmission, and performance all-wheel drive. 

Additional standard amenities compared to the base model include 

an AMG sport suspension, an upgraded drive select mode, a 10.25-

inch digital instrument cluster with unique settings, a 10.25-inch 

touch screen, a sport steering wheel, and launch control.

Optional features stay the same. The AMG A-Class is also 

available with a couple of body and exterior upgrade packages, 

and you can equip this performance-oriented model with a 

performance steering wheel, an AMG adjustable suspension, and 

performance data recording.

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