With the 2021 A-class, the sole engine choice is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard with the A220, while the A220 4Matic adds all-wheel drive. A seven-speed d...
With the 2021 A-class, the sole engine choice is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard with the A220, while the A220 4Matic adds all-wheel drive. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission handles the gear shifts.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA estimates that the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A220 will achieve fuel economy of 25/36 mpg city/highway. That's less fuel efficient than the Audi A3 (27/36 mpg), but it gets better mileage than the Acura ILX (24/34 mpg). With the A220 4Matic, mileage dips to 25/34 mpg.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
With entry-level luxury models, the cabin design can sometimes be heavy on the entry-level and light on the luxury. That isn't the case with the A-class. This sedan has an interior with a premium look that lives up to Mercedes-Benz standards. A trio of circular air vents adds decorative flair to the center stack, and the cabin can be upgraded with upscale options such as leather upholstery, heated front seats and LED interior lighting. The front seats deliver memorable comfort, and that helps make the A-class a great car for those who face long commutes. A standard folding back seat with a 40/20/40 split allows you to accommodate items too large to fit in the trunk. Speaking of the trunk, the A-class has one significant weakness: It's light on cargo capacity. The car's trunk provides just 9.0 cubic feet of room for your belongings.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The 2021 A-class comes with standard tech features such as Bluetooth phone and music streaming, HD radio and a 7-inch touchscreen. Base models also come with an eight-speaker sound system, five USB-C ports, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. A larger 10.3-inch touchscreen is offered as part of the available Premium package. The range of optional equipment also includes SiriusXM satellite radio and a Burmester stereo.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-class hasn't been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Though it's light on standard driver-assistance features, a broad range of these amenities is offered as optional equipment. Key safety features include:
Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Standard blind-spot monitoring
Available adaptive cruise control
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-class is merely adequate when it comes to the scope of its warranty coverage. You'll get a longer powertrain warranty with rivals such as the Acura ILX.
Limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
Powertrain warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
No complimentary scheduled maintenance