The thickly bolstered front seats are pleasantly squidgy and offer excellent support for the driver. The steering wheel has a wide range of adjustment to suit all shapes and sizes. In every model (manual and automatic versions) the pedals are offset to the right, forcing you to tilt your body slightly, which can become uncomfortable.
Unlike some rivals, though, a centre armrest is standard on the A-Class. It is located at a good height for the driver, and doesn’t impede your elbow when you’re changing gear. The driver’s seat is height adjustable, and you can tweak the angle of the seat base, too. However, the gap for the adjusters is narrow, so it’s easy to get your hands stuck. Another bugbear is the lack of standard lumbar support; it’s optional on every trim, bar one.