Mercedes benz A200 Sedan

The Mercedes A-Class Saloon is a four-door car that’s similar in size to the Audi A3 Saloon and Mazda 3 Fastback. It was released in 2018 as a slightly elongated version of the CLA four-door coupe and after a successful few months on sale in China, it came over to Europe as well.

The best part of the Mercedes A-Class Saloon is the interior – it’s arguably class-leading in terms of style and infotainment. You could easily be fooled into thinking you’re looking at an S-Class cabin thanks to the A-Class’ turbine-style air vents, expensive-looking trim pieces and chrome buttons. Ambient light, with 64 selectable colours, is an option that’ll make the cabin look even more eye-catching at night.

The entry-level infotainment setup is worth avoiding, though. It has a centre seven-inch infotainment screen and a seven-inch screen that replaces your conventional dials behind the steering wheel. In an interior that looks as pretty as the A-Class Saloon’s the wide expanse of plastics between the two screens looks ugly and the screens themselves have a low resolution.

It’s worth going for the top-of-the-range system with two high-res 10.25-inch displays. It features Mercedes’ amazing augmented on-screen sat-nav directions, which displays the road ahead complete with directions that appear to be hovering above it. Not only does it look very cool, it’s also functional – clearly marking your turn on roads where it is easy to lose your bearings such as large roundabouts and complex junctions.

The MBUX voice activation system fitted to all versions isn’t quite so good, it is supposed to recognise spoken commands, activated by the words ‘Hey Mercedes’. In practice, though, it gets muddled very easily and isn’t anywhere as good as an in-home system such as Amazon’s Echo.

Up front, the Mercedes A-Class Saloon will be very similar to the hatchback with a driver’s seat that offers a wide range of adjustment so you can get comfortable whether your tall or small.