Used Mercedes A-Class 2018-present review

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Section: Ownership cost

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Ownership cost

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

The A-Class in this form is still new to the market so it may take a while for prices to settle. The cheapest Merc A-Class new is the petrol A180 in SE trim, which costs around £22,850 new but can be bought at six-months-old with a nominal mileage from a franchised dealer for around £21,000. You’ll need between £22,000 and £25,000 to secure a higher trim or one of the A200 models, while expect to fork out between £26,000 and £30,000 for the diesel-engined cars.

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How much does it cost to run a Mercedes A Class hatchback?

MPG

On paper the most abstemious A-Class is the A180d in SE trim, which can return an official average of 68.9mpg on the standard 16in wheels, with corresponding CO2 emissions of just 108 g/km. Other A180d models should manage an official 67.3mpg, while the best performing petrol-engined car is the A180 in SE trim with 51.4mpg, and CO2 emissions of 127g/km.

Car tax

All A-Classes will have their annual car tax (VED) charged at a flat rate, currently £140 a year, and while none of them cost over £40,000, 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.

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. Mercedes guarantees its parts and labour for up to three years.

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