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What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For The Mercedes A-Class is a versatile, roomy, well built car that's affordable to run

Against Not great value for money, and plenty of other cheaper cars drive better

Verdict Scores well for space, safety and image, but it's pricey for a car this size

Go for… A150

Avoid… A200T

Mercedes-Benz A-Class MPV
  • 1. Three passengers can easily fit on the rear bench, and the boot is bigger than many larger cars'
  • 2. The A-Class doesn't hold its value as well as other Mercedes, so it's quite a cheap way into owning one
  • 3. The previous A-class had problems with its suspension and electrics, so it would be sensible to get these looked over on this version
  • 4. There are plenty of fine engines to choose from, and even the entry-level 1.5-litre petrol is good
  • 5. Classic SE is the cheapest trim with standard air-conditioning
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