The 2020 Mercedes Benz A220 is Compact but Jam-packed!
There is much to love about the Compact entry-level 2020 Mercedes Benz A220 sedan. In Canada, you can also get the hatchback version (not available in the US), but since 2018 the A220 sedan is new to North America and the first in the Mercedes-Benz line-up to offer the advanced technology that is UBUX, the user experience system.
Read about my experience testing it here.
What We Loved About the 2020 Mercedes Benz A220
What’s not to love? The agility and compact size make it fun to drive and easy to park. The interior tech features are off the charts, and perhaps even a little futuristic (I mention ‘Spaceship’ in my review post here! LINK) in its design and engineering.
My favorite features are all listed in my full post covering the 11 things I loved, but to summarize, the interior lighting, the Mercedes UBUX, and the out-of-the-way gear shift were my chart-toppers.
What Do You Get for Your Money?
The Mercedes Benz A220 sedan is the entry-level option to get your foot in the door and own one of your very own iconic luxury ‘Benz’. You can drive this compact sedan off the lot for a mere $32,800 USD / $37,300 CAD and show up anywhere with pride in your ride.
In the US it comes standard 2-wheel drive with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive at an additional $2000. In Canada, 4MATIC is standard.
I was pleasantly surprised by all of the interior features and how much I loved the look, feel and functionality of the driver cockpit. The amount of design engineering that goes into this German brand is extensive.
$2,600 USD gets you into the AMG package and includes AMG body styling, 18″ wheels, chrome diamond-block grille, sport front seats, sport steering wheel, aluminum paddle shifters, brushed aluminum pedals, AMG floor mats, perforated front brakes with painted calipers, lowered comfort suspension, and direct steer.
Add $400 to up to the AMG Night Package and get gloss black exterior accents.
The exterior lighting package is $900 for active LED headlamps and adaptive HighBeam assist.
These options are all extra: heated seat $580, heated + ventilated seats $1030, heated steering wheel $250, ambient lighting $310 (USD).
The premium package ($2200) adds blind spot assist, the 10.25″ digital instrument cluster and multimedia display touchscreen, auto-dimming driver-side, and rearview mirrors, power-folding side mirrors, hands-free, and keyless go.
For the $2250 Driver Assistance package, you’ll get active steering assist, evasive steering assist, active brake assist with cross-traffic, active emergency stop assist, active speed limit assist, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot assist and lane-change assist as well as enhanced stop-and-go.
What You Need to Know
- Premium fuel is recommended with a minimum of 91 octanes, equalling more money spent every time you fill-up.
- It’s the entry-level Mercedes-Benz model but isn’t entry-level in terms of options and features.
- The design and interior finishes are bar-none.
I was provided the Mercedes-Benz A220 AMG for one week to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.