2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Model Overview at Mercedes-Benz of Easton

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Key Features

  • Starting at $33,650 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine with 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, paired to a 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission
  • Standard MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system with touchscreen) with Voice Control
  • Optional sports seats with AMG® leather upholstery in classic red/black
  • LED Headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • Standard 17-inch wheels and five 18- or 19-inch options
  • Active Brake Assist and adaptive braking technology with Hill Start Assist
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control


About the Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Say hello to the smallest member of the growing family of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class features the proportions of a dynamic and simultaneously compact sedan with short front and rear overhangs. Powered by a potent yet efficient engine along with groundbreaking safety technologies on par with the iconic Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the A-Class is set to redefine the compact luxury sedan segment.

It’s also equipped with the intuitively operated MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system. Drivers will appreciate the impressive shoulder, elbow, and headroom along with simplified access to the rear of the A-Class. Designed for useful practicality, the trunk was designed for comfortable loading and unloading of larger luggage and cargo. Agile handling and spirited response are two other benefits of driving the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

What the Critics Say


With entry-level luxury models, the cabin design can sometimes be heavy on the entry-level and light on the luxury. That isn’t the case with the A-class. This sedan has an interior with a premium look that lives up to Mercedes-Benz standards.” — Car and Driver

From a performance perspective, our A 220 test vehicle comported itself well at the test track. Our editors liked its linear power delivery, generally smooth upshifts, and sporty, tail-happy handling.” — Motor Trend


What’s New for 2021

The successful Mercedes-Benz A-Class is back for 2021 with only a handful of small adjustments to its proven formula. Buyers will now receive new standard features including Blind Spot Assist, 64-Color Ambient Lighting, and 18-inch Bi-Color wheels on every A-Class model. Additionally, MBUX Interior Assistant now available as a stand-alone option. Otherwise, the A-Class remains unchanged as the premier choice among subcompact luxury sedan shoppers.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Features

2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Exterior Styling

Eye-Catching Style

Representing the design idiom of Sensual Purity, the striking Mercedes-Benz A-Class incorporates clear, formal shapes that emphasize surface areas with reduced lines and precise gaps. Pronounced wheel arches and available 19-inch wheels give the A-Class Sedan a confident stance on the road. Other key styling elements include the low, elongated hood, chrome slim-line headlamps, and the optional single-louvre diamond radiator grille with chrome pins. Its rear bumper is available with a black diffuser or with a chrome trim strip and chrome tailpipe tips to suit your personal tastes. Standard LED Headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lamps provide superior visibility of the road ahead.

Luxurious Interior

Creating an entirely new feeling of spaciousness, the revolutionary interior of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is predominantly defined by the avant-garde design of the dashboard. A completely freestanding widescreen display is found in the center of the dash for simplified access. Standard ambient interior lighting allows you to experience 64 different colors composed into ten color themes to create a lighting display with spectacular color changes. The A-Class is also equipped with the MBUX – the Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system. What separates this innovative system from the ordinary is its ability to learn thanks to Artificial Intelligence. MBUX is customizable and adapts to the user, creating an emotional connection between the vehicle, driver, and passengers. Brilliant 3D maximum-resolution graphics which are calculated and displayed in real time deliver a truly extraordinary experience.

2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Interior

2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Park Assist Safety

Cutting-Edge Safety

With functions adopted from the iconic S-Class, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is available with the very latest in driver assistance technology. The A-Class is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain conditions, using an improved camera and radar systems that allow it to see more than 1,500 feet ahead. Optional Active Lane Keeping Assist can warn the driver with pulsed vibrations in the steering wheel when the vehicle is unintentionally drifting out of its lane. PRE-SAFE® PLUS can recognize an imminent rear-end collision and firmly apply the brakes, thus minimizing the risk of a secondary collision. Standard on every A-Class, Active Brake Assist works to mitigate or avoid the consequences of rear-end collisions with slower-moving, stopping, or stationary vehicles ahead.


Trims & Specs

A 220 Sedan

A 220 Sedan

  • Starting at $33,650 MSRP*
  • 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine with 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, paired to a 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • LED headlamps, taillamps, and Daytime Running Lights
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
A 220 4MATIC Sedan

A 220 4MATIC Sedan

  • Starting at $35,650 MSRP*
  • Power front seats with 3-position memory
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS-START
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia display
  • Panorama roof
  • Steering-wheel Touch Control Button

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.