Its predecessor wasn’t that bad to begin with, so with some fine-tuning and a lot of new technologies jammed into it, Merc’s compact hatchback is more mature than ever.
Wind noise has been heavily suppressed, and road noise is quite similar to the Audi A3. Also, it handles as one would expect from a model in this segment. There’s plenty of grip, the steering is said to impress and, overall, the new A-Class feels well composed.
WhatCar, who reviewed the A-Class, were also very impressed with the interior, especially with the dual-screen layout that dominates the dashboard. The infotainment system is quite easy to use, not to mention that it looks impressive, storage spaces are satisfactory and boot space is more than decent.
Getting in and out of the back seats is a bit tricky due to the rear wheel arches, but once inside, passengers will find that the 2019A-Class is just as roomy as the Audi A3 and a bit more spacious than the BMW 1-Series.
There are a few drawbacks when it comes to choosing Stuttgart’s hatchback over some of its rivals, such as the build quality on certain parts and the fact that it’s more expensive. However, in return, customers will get a car that’s very well equipped, reasonably spacious and good to drive. Is it the best premium hatchback on sale today? Click and find out.