It has taken four generations of development for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class to join the U.S. lineup. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A 220 Sedan (starting at $32,500) and A 220 4MATIC Sedan (starting at $34,500) are entry-level premium vehicles. The A-Class is quite compact, riding on a 107.4-inch wheelbase.
Under the hood, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder gasoline engine (188 hp/221 lb-ft of torque) connects to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT). Top speed is 130 mph, and 0-60 mph takes 7.1 seconds. The EPA estimates that the A-Class can achieve 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway/28 mpg combined with front-wheel drive, or 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway/28 mpg combined with all-wheel drive. Here are 10 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class competitors to consider.