Mercedes A-Class Saloon review

Category: Executive car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 rear seats
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 front tracking
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 right rear panning
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 dashboard
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 rear seats
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 infotainment
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 front static
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 rear static
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 rear left
  • Mercedes A Class Saloon 2019 RHD centre console detail
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 front tracking
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 right rear panning
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 dashboard
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 rear seats
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 infotainment
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 front static
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 rear static
  • Mercedes A-Class Saloon 2020 rear left
  • Mercedes A Class Saloon 2019 RHD centre console detail
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

You’re unlikely to grumble about space in the front even if you tower over most other people. The seats slide back a long way and there’s plenty of head room, although the optional panoramic roof (part of the optional Premium Plus Package) reduces this slightly.

The door pockets are each big enough for a couple of 500ml drinks bottles and there are two suitably deep cupholders in front of the infotainment touchpad, as well as a decent glovebox and further storage under the large centre armrest. However, the A-Class Saloon is noticeably narrower than an Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series, while a Skoda Superb is bigger still.

Boot space

The good news is that the A-Class Saloon’s boot is a fair bit bigger than the A-Class hatchback’s, but both versions lose a bit of capacity in A250e plug-in hybrid form due to the sizeable battery that eats up the void beneath the boot’s false floor. 

Among the A-Class’ rivals, the Mazda 3 Saloon's boot is bigger still, as are the larger BMW 3 Series and Audi A4's. Should you need to pack even more junk in your trunk, we'd recommend taking a look at the Skoda Superb for it's ginormous boot – the best in the executive car class.

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