Mercedes A Class A180d Sport 5dr Auto Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £28,205What Car? Target Price£25,005
Review

Classy, comfortable, good to drive, safe and packed with technology, the Mercedes A Class stands among the best premium-badged options in the family car class. A lot of the engines work well in different ways: the entry-level diesel (A180d) if you want great fuel economy; the hot-hatch-quick A250 petrol if speed is your bag; the A250e plug-in hybrid if it's super-cheap company car tax you're after. But for its overall pace, efficiency and cost, the A200 is our pick of the bunch. Reliability is its Achilles heel, though, which is one of the reasons we rank the Audi A3 above it.

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Mid-rung Sport is our favourite trim. Over and above SE trim, you get more attractive 17in alloy wheels, more powerful LED headlights, dual-zone climate control and various styling enhancements. Consider adding the Executive package, which adds front and rear parking sensors, power-folding door mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a 10.3in infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto and wireless phone charging.

This 114bhp diesel isn’t flat-out quick (0-62mph takes 10.5sec if you opt for the auto 'box) but neither is it frustratingly languid and it's more than capable of relaxing town driving or long motorway commutes. Unlike a BMW 118d it delivers its power progressively rather than in one big rush and it's a bit quieter, too, plus it can manage over 50mpg if driven with care.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.5 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

64.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

360

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

116

g/km

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