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Is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Better Than the CLA? | Edmunds

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Published on Oct 11, 2018

Edmunds Senior Writer Mark Takahashi got behind the wheel of the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class to answer a few questions. He wasn't a fan of the last "affordable" Benz, the CLA, and needed to know if this $30,000 sedan is deserving of the Mercedes badge. Also, he had to find out how much better the A-Class is than the CLA.

In the end, Mark was duly impressed, proclaiming the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class the new class leader.

Q: What kind of engine does the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class have?
A: The A 220 gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 188 horsepower.

Q: How much does the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class cost?
A: Prices start around $30,000. The test vehicle in this video is fully loaded and is closer to $50,000.

Q: Does the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class replace the CLA?
A: It doesn't. The A-Class will be the new entry-level Benz sedan, and the CLA is considered the entry-level "four-door coupe." The CLA is also due for a full redesign next year.

Q: What are the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class' competitors?
A: Principal rivals include the Audi A3 and the BMW 2 Series and 3 Series.

Q: When does the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class go on sale?
A: Look for the A 220 to show up in dealerships in early 2019.

Read our First Drive of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class here: https://www.edmunds.com/mercedes-benz...

Edmunds – we help you find your perfect car with unbiased and useful reviews, advice, pricing and tools. Visit us at https://www.edmunds.com/.

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