The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class aims squarely for practical buyers who want a taste of German luxury.
By comparison, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class trades some interior space for a more coupe-like design.
The BMW 2-Series takes a sporty approach to the segment and is only available with two doors.
Audi's A3 offers more body styles and alternative powertrains, and appeals for its balance of luxury and sportiness.
The Acura ILX has improved but has a pedestrian engine.
In high-spec trim the Volkswagen Jetta may not be much less expensive than the base model A-Class, either.
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