The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class rings in slightly less than the old CLA.
Back in September 2018, Mike Curtis spent some time in Seattle behind the wheel of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Back then, we speculated that the A-Class would kick off less than the CLA. Now, Mercedes has announced pricing for the new A-Class, and it takes over from the CLA as the least expensive new model Mercedes-Benz offers.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 sedans start at $33,495 (including $995 destination). If you want a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, as we would in Colorado, the price goes up to $35,495. Those are the only models in the U.S. market right now, although may may see an AMG variant at a later date.
As it stands, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four under the hood. It sends 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. 17-inch wheels come standard, as do LED headlights and taillamps.
On the interior, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard by way of a 7.0-inch infotainment display. Mercedes-Benz features a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, as well the MBUX multimedia system. Short for “Mercedes-Benz User Experience,” MBUX houses the latest Mercedes has to offer, with things like intelligent Voice Control. Over time, the system learns your voice through natural language recognition and become more streamlined to use.
As with every other new Mercedes like the CLS, and indeed the CLA – the A-Class’ sibling – the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 comes with a range of standard safety features. Things like Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist, Hill Start Assist and brake hold functions are baked into each car. Active Distronic (adaptive cruise control) and Active Steering Assist are optional equipment.
Mercedes-Benz is set to sell the A-Class in “early 2019”, so we aren’t far away. Stay tuned for more 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class updates from TFLcar.com!