Mercedes A45 AMG review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Passenger & boot space

Mercedes A45 AMG 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 front right tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 rear cornering
  • Mercedes A45 AMG 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes A45 AMG 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes A45 AMG 2021 infotainment
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 front static
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 rear static
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 rear detail
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Mercedes A45 AMG 2020 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 interior driver display
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 interior front seats
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 interior detail
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 2019 boot open
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 front right tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 rear cornering
  • Mercedes A45 AMG 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes A45 AMG 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes A45 AMG 2021 infotainment
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 front static
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 rear static
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 rear detail
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Mercedes A45 AMG 2020 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 interior driver display
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 interior front seats
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 S 2021 interior detail
  • Mercedes-AMG A45 2019 boot open
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

To put it simply, the Mercedes-AMG A45 S is just as practical as any other Mercedes A Class. That means plenty of space up front for a couple of 6ft-plus adults – especially if you avoid the head room-stealing sunroof that comes on Plus versions – and decent oddment storage, too.

A couple of tall mates will fit in the back, but can expect to find their knees close to the front seatbacks and their heads near the roof. Still, the Audi RS3 isn’t much better. If you want a hot hatch and need to carry adults in the rear regularly, the generous rear leg room of the Civic Type R makes it a better bet, although it isn’t quite as fast.