Mercedes-Benz A-Class | What Car Review | Mumsnet Cars

6 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz A-Class | What Car Review | Mumsnet Cars
Mercedes-Benz A-Class


Glue your in before you hit any rough roads

An adjustable driving position, but the are distracting


Other hatchbacks feel posher

Short boot and acess to the seats isn’t great

and extras

Competitive, if not exactly

What’s it like to drive?

are three petrol engines and diesels. The 168bhp 2.1 diesel in the is particularly good: it pulls from just 1500rpm so it relaxed and refined, even at speeds. The 154bhp 1.6 petrol in the is pretty smooth, too, but it rather vocal on the motorway.

You can also hear some noise down the sides of the car at speeds, but it’s not that

The standard ‘comfort’ suspension give you as smooth a ride as you get in hatchbacks. There’s the odd thunk bumps and the ride never settles, even on the smallest available. Go for one of the lowered, stiffened AMG models, and the ride becomes bone-shaking on all but the smoothest surfaces.

It’s a huge pity, that the superb A220 engine will be available in AMG Sport format.

All versions steering that’s precise and weighted, but the A-Class isn’t as on a twisty road as other

What’s it like inside?

There’s plenty of seat and wheel adjustment, so most should be able to get comfortable. and legroom is on a par with rivals’, but to the rear isn’t as easy as in a for example.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The dashboard looks but the rotary climate controls rather lightweight and most of the plastics are hard, so the cabin as classy as an Audi A3’s.

You many functions by scrolling menus with a single dial; unfortunately, these aren’t especially well out, so the system can be distracting to use on the

The boot is shorter than rivals’ and it isn’t especially but at least there’s some storage space beneath the

Standard equipment includes wheels, Bluetooth and air-conditioning.

How is it?

The A-Class is too new to have featured in the JD Power customer satisfaction but other Mercedes owners reported that mechanical is above average.

Every A-Class comes Attention Assist (which driver fatigue) and a radar-controlled system, while the options includes a wide range of compelling safety technology. Not the A-Class achieved the maximum rating in crash tests by NCAP, including 93% for … and 81% for child occupants. Deadlocks and an immobiliser help guard theft.

Should I buy one?

The models is competitively next to such as the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3. The A180 diesel SE is definitely considering if you want to keep down: it claims an impressive with just 98g/km of which means no road tax and a company car tax rate. All models boast good residuals.

It’s just a shame you can’t combine our favourite with the better suspension

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