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2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs. Its Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The A-Class competes against the BMW 2-Series and Audi A3, which are other entry-level sedans from German automakers.

The 2-Series Gran Coupe is new, and rivals the CLA- or A-Class, but the BMW doesn’t look as cohesive as either.

The Audi A3 is very aged, a new version is on the way.

The Acura ILX is the most affordable entry-level luxury car, although it’s much older and also on its way out.

Same goes for the Lexus IS (we’re spotting a trend now) that’s bigger than the A-Class, but it costs about the same before it bows out sometime soon.

The CLA-Class is based on the A-Class—and it’s new!—and is more stylish but also more expensive.

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Quick Specs
6.6
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is the most affordable new Mercedes on sale. Its three-pointed star will be the attraction, but there’s plenty to stick around for after.
4.7
The 2020 Acura ILX is still the most affordable car with a luxury badge, but it requires a few concessions.
6.7
The 2020 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level compact sedan that delivers more substance than flash.
6.0
The 2020 2-Series Gran Coupe fills the smallest void in the BMW lineup.
5.8
The 2020 Lexus IS is polished and poised, but ultimately short on compelling qualities.
6.6
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class packs sexy tech in a sexy bod, while it throws bargain pricing under the bus.
MSRP From     
$32,800$25,900$33,300$35,300$38,560$36,650
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
A 220 SedanSedanPremium 40 TFSI230i CoupeIS 300 F SPORT RWDCLA 250 Coupe
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555455
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanCoupeSedanSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs. 2020 Acura ILX2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs. 2020 Audi A32020 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs. 2020 BMW 2-Series2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs. 2020 Lexus IS2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class