2022 Mercedes-Benz A Class vs. Its Competition

2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

Mercedes trades on style, but underneath the wardrobe the A-Class shares many traits with the GLA and GLB crossover SUVs as well as the CLA sedan.

The main point of distinction between the small four-door sedans is the CLA’s rounded coupe-like roofline and lower, sportier presence.

The BMW 2-Series has multiple personalities with a proper coupe, an excitable sports coupe, a freewheeling convertible, or as the insipid Gran Coupe four-door small sedan.

The Audi A3 flexes its potential with the 306-hp S3 sport sedan, as does the Lexus IS500 and its free-breathing V-8.

The Genesis G70 keeps getting better, especially with the twin-turbo V-6.

2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class2022 Mercedes-Benz A ClassGet Your Price2022 Audi A32022 Audi A3Get Your Price2022 Genesis G702022 Genesis G70Get Your Price2021 BMW 2-Series Competition Coupe Side Exterior View2021 BMW 2-Series
2021 Lexus IS3002021 Lexus IS
2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (CLA250 4MATIC)2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
Quick Specs
6.6
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz A220 gives shoppers a taste of luxury in a small sedan package.
6.6
The Audi A3 sports the looks and technology that draw buyers into the brand in a fun-to-drive package.
6.8
The 2022 Genesis G70 leads with luxury trimmings and service—and its footwork has caught up to its German rivals.
6.0
No matter the flavor, the 2021 BMW 2-Series lineup offers plenty of appeal—if not so much back-seat room.
6.2
The 2021 Lexus IS doesn’t gain any ground on the more performance-oriented compact sedans, but it’s priced right.
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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a stylish little sedan with plenty of personality and a hefty price tag.
MSRP From     
$33,950$33,900$37,775$35,700$39,050$37,850
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
A 220 SedanPremium 40 TFSI2.0T RWD228i Gran CoupeIS 300 RWDCLA 250 Coupe
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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