The All-New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Outpaces and Outclasses the Competition in Grand Rapids

While Europeans have been enjoying the Mercedes-Benz A-Class for some time, the 2019 model year marks its debut in the American market, and we couldn't be more excited for its arrival. With its impeccable upscale cabin design, refined handling, and premium features list, it's a great option for Grandville drivers seeking a compact statement-maker.


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Being brand-new to the market, the A-Class faces worthy competition from already-established models in the luxury subcompact segment. Let's look at how it stacks up against competitors like the Audi A3, Genesis G70, and BMW 2 Series.


Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. Genesis G70

-Infotainment: The Mercedes-Benz A-Class flexes its true luxury status with an advanced Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system with 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, natural language voice recognition, and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The MBUX system is finely tuned, intuitive, and offers an extensive feature set. The Genesis G70's infotainment system comes from Hyundai and, as a result, is not nearly as finely tuned or feature-rich.

-Fuel Efficiency: The Mercedes-Benz A-Class lets you spend less time filling up and more time enjoy the ride with EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 24 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined. By comparison, the Genesis G70 is less efficient, with EPA-estimated ratings of 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined.

-Automatic Parking: With the available Active Parking Assist system, the Mercedes Benz A-Class takes the guess-work out of parking and is capable of parallel and perpendicular parking by itself, with the driver operating only the brake pedal. The Genesis G70 doesn't offer automated parking.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. BMW 2 Series

-Convenience: Right out of the gate, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class gains the upper hand in terms of convenience. The shorter, two-door coupe design of the BMW 2 Series make for a sporty driving experience, but accessing the rear seats is a hassle and the space is quite cramped and suitable only for children. The 4-door sedan design of the A-Class makes it much easier to enter and exit, and overall roominess is superior to the 2 series.

Have your hands full and need to open the trunk? The A-Class offers an available hands-free trunk-lid. The BMW 2 Series does not.

-Driver Aids: Across its standard and available features sets, the A-Class offers a full array of advanced safety features and driver-assistance technologies. The A-Class gives Grandville drivers the option of an advanced blind-spot monitoring system; something that's not available in any form on the BMW 2 Series.



Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. Audi A3

-Spaciousness: The interior of the A-Class is much more accommodating than the A3, with plush, contoured, and easily adjustable seating, and enough room for adults in the back seat. The A3 offers decently comfortable seats, but they're not as shapely, and back-seat space is diminutive and suitable only for small riders.

-Interior Quality: Mercedes-Benz has always been a leader in interior design and the A-Class is no different. The upscale cabin construction of the A-Class is meticulous, tasteful, and in the realm of much more expensive vehicles. The Audi A3's cabin, by comparison, offers a more ascetic experience.

-Standard Features: The Mercedes-Benz A-Class offers Allendale drivers several standard features that the Audi A3 doesn't, including keyless ignition, LED headlights, five USB-C ports, power-adjustable front passenger seat, and the MBUX infotainment system with natural language voice recognition.

Test Drive the Mercedes-Benz A-Class near Holland, MI

Betten Mercedes-Benz invites you to experience the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class in person and see for yourself what sets it apart from the competition. Visit our Mercedes-Benz showroom near Wyoming, MI for a closer look at our inventory of new Mercedes-Benz sedans. We'll be happy to get you behind the wheel for a test drive.