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Mercedes-Benz A-Class

(2018 - present)

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a medium-sized hatchback and saloon model. The current generation was launched in the middle of 2018 and has quickly become one of the best-selling cars in the UK.

A saloon version joined the range in the middle of 2019, which has not been offered in previous generations. There is also a hot-hatch performance model available called the Mercedes-AMG A 35, which will shortly be joined by an even hotter model called the Mercedes-AMG A 45.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has received consistently good scores from most UK media sources, with most rating it about 8/10 and performance-oriented titles slightly lower. Scores for the hatchback and saloon models are very similar, which is not surprising.

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Body style: Five-door hatch and four-door saloon
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £23,075 on-road

Launched: Summer 2018
Last updated: Spring 2019
Replacement due: TBA

MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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Autocar

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Car

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Car Keys

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Company Car Today

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Daily Mail

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Evo

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Honest John

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Parkers

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: October 2018

96%

ADULT OCCUPANT

91%

CHILD OCCUPANT

92%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

75%

SAFETY ASSIST

More safety recognition

  • Euro NCAP rated the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class as Best Small Family Car in 2018
  • The Mercedes-Benz A-Class won the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2019 Safety Award
  • Thatcham Research rated the Mercedes-Benz A-Class as one of the ten safest new cars for 2019

ECO RATING

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested: A 200 AMG Line petrol
Date tested: February 2019

9.4 / 10

CLEAN AIR INDEX

5.2 / 10

ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class has received

2020

  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Car for New Drivers
  • What Car? Electric Car Awards – Best Plug-In Hybrid Family Car

2019

  • What Car? Awards – Safety Award + Best Family Car over £28,000 (A 250)
  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Small Luxury Car
  • Company Car Today Awards – Car of the Year + Premium Lower Medium Car of the Year
  • carwow Awards – Game-changer

2018

  • Euro NCAP Best Cars of 2018 – Best Small Family Car
  • BusinessCar Awards – Best Premium Compact Car

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