Used Mercedes A-Class 2018-present review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

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Ownership cost

What used Mercedes A Class hatchback will I get for my budget?

The earliest A-Class from 2018 should costs you around £16,000 to £18,000 for a late-2018 example with average mileage from a franchised dealer. You’ll need £19,000 or more for the A200 models from 2019, while an A200d from 2019 or 2020 are more likely to be around £19,500 to £23,000.

The plug-in hybrid  A250e hasn't long since gone on sale and so you will still need around £27,500 to buy one of these. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, the A35 AMG starts £30,000. Good luck finding an A45 AMG at the moment.

Car tax

All A-Classes will have their annual car tax (VED) charged at a flat rate. And while none of them had an on the road price over £40,000 when new (except for some versions of the A35 and the A45 AMG), at which point a supplementary luxury car tax is payable, it’s worth checking that a highly optioned car didn’t go over that limit when new. You can find out more about road tax costs here.

Insurance and servicing

Insurance groups vary from 17 to 31, depending on the power output and trim of the car. All new A-Classes will get an unlimited mileage and three years’ free servicing plan, while a flexible servicing plan called ServiceCare allows buyers to spread the cost of servicing across a series of payments, or simply make a one-off payment, although it's worth noting that Audi offers a similar plan for a lot less money.

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