The Mercedes A-Class is the smallest offering from the German automotive giant, but it proves that good things do come in miniature sizes. It has been described as many different things- a small MPV, a hatchback and even a super mini, but the simple fact is that it’s a brilliant car that makes you want to drive.
The A-Class has been around since 1997 and several generations have followed. While it’s considered Mercedes’ ‘entry level’ model, there’s certainly nothing basic about it as luxury comes as standard. As you’d expect, the exterior design and interior styling is supreme and you feel comfortable as soon as you sit down.
Perhaps the most intriguing thing about the A-Class is that it’s deceptively small, and actually has more space inside than some regular sized cars. It doesn’t feel claustrophobic in the slightest, and there’s enough room in the back for adults. While the boot isn’t huge, it’s still big enough to accommodate shopping and the like. Available in both 3 and 5 door models, there’s something for everyone.
Mercedes cars are renowned for their engines and the A-Class has a plethora of choice under the bonnet, but don’t expect to shatter any records. To this end, fuel economy and running costs are more than acceptable. As a front wheel drive car, you can certainly feel it when power is applied, but overall the handling is sharp and the ride is comfortable thanks to some high tech suspension.
While the A-Class isn’t cheap to begin with, as you’d expect being a Merc, there’s plenty of scope to get a great deal if you buy second hand. Motors.co.uk has a fantastic selection of second hand cars for sale and finding a used Mercedes A-Class is incredibly easy. You really well get a lot of bang for your buck.
So if you want a small car that’s full of luxury, has a cavernous interior space and drives incredibly well, the Mercedes A-Class is the one for you. It’s full of surprises but still retains the excellence and prestige associated with the ‘3 Pointed Star’ marque!