Comparison - Subaru WRX Limited 2020 - vs - Mercedes-Benz A-Class A 220 4MATIC 2019

General

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Average Price: 
$
32,095
Updated: 
26 Aug 2019
$
34,500
Updated: 
18 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
13.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
WR Blue Pearl
#0062B4
Crystal Black Silica
#0D0D0B
Ice Silver Metallic
#DEDEDE
Lapis Blue Pearl
#284586
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#4E4D52
Pure Red
#A51528
Crystal White Pearl
#D3D4D8
Color: 
Cosmos Black Metallic
#23221e
Night Black
#000000
Polar White
#e7e8e2
Mountain Grey Metallic
#585657
Mojave Silver Metallic
#bfb7b7
Iridium Silver Metallic
#adb1b2
Digital White Metallic
#ffffff
Jupiter Red
#970802
Denim Blue Metallic
#2b4172

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Subaru WRX comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, continuously variable-speed automatic.Redesigned front bumper for WRX STI.Keyless access and push-button start now standard on WRX STI.WRX adds welcome lighting.

Pros
Both the WRX and WRX STI offer swift and near best-in-class acceleration
Superb handling and steering response on twisty roads
Full-time all-wheel drive enhances traction and performance
Offers several premium safety options

Cons
Excessive wind and road noise
Interior quality lags that of competitors
STI's high-performance suspension makes for a rough ride

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 WRX continues to display the same hooligan-in-training personality that put it on the map, but Subaru has stirred in a few additional upgrades to keep things interesting. The Performance package brings Brembo brakes with red calipers (four-piston in front, two-piston in rear), a sunroof delete to save weight, and Recaro performance front seats. The driver's seat features eight-way power adjustability because even delinquents need to be comfortable now and then.

Pros
All-wheel drive, manual transmission, engaging personality.

Cons
Noisy cabin, low-brow interior, stiff-legged ride.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The A-class sedan may be the smallest Mercedes-Benz sold in the United States, but it boasts high-tech features and a roomy cabin—more interior passenger space, in fact, than the longer the longer Mercedes-Benz CLA-class. The A-class also has subtle exterior styling that nicely incorporates Mercedes-Benz's new front-end design and focuses on aerodynamic efficiency. Unfortunately, its quest to maximize cabin space and the resulting stubby proportions compromise the overall aesthetic.

Pros
Roomy cabin,
overachieving powertrain,
sporty chassis.

Cons
Bland exterior styling,
ergonomics need work,
signature technology still in beta.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Mercedes takes a second aim at an entry-level sedan with the A-Class, and this time hits closer to the mark.

Pros
Roomy interior for the size
Value pricing
Lots of safety tech
Cutting-edge control interface
Conservative good looks

Cons
Front-drive Mercedes still seems wrong
Safety adds significantly to cost
Just one model and powertrain

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The A-Class is an all-new model.Part of the first A-Class generation (for the U.S.) introduced for 2019.In golfing terms, you could say the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a mulligan. Mercedes' previous entry-level sedan, the CLA, was a hook into the rough because of its middling driving experience, mediocre comfort and uninspiring build quality.

Pros
Excellent blend of comfort and performance
Classy interior design and high-quality cabin
MBUX infotainment system works great

Cons
Noticeable amount of wind noise
Some advanced safety features are oversensitive

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
221ft-lbs
at 1 250rpm
Horsepower: 
268hp
at 5 600rpm
188hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
36.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.90in
179.10in
Width: 
70.70in
70.70in
Height: 
58.10in
56.90in
Ground Clearance: 
4.90in
Wheel Base: 
104.30in
107.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.20
40.30
Front Hip Room: 
52.10in
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
41.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.60in
55.10in
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
37.20
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
Rear leg room: 
35.40in
33.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.20in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
8.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3371.00lbs
3417.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
leatherette
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
driver seat thigh extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.5 In.
17 X 6.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Run flat tires
alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
brake drying
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
Rear fixed headrests
LED headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #1
Navigation System + Audio W/Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Blind Spot Detection W/Rear Cross Traffic Alert
WRX Short Throw Shifter Package
WRX Sport Package
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
AMG Line
Driver Assistance Package
Premium Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Multimedia Package
Parking Assistance Package
AMG Line w/Night Package
Exterior Options: 
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Pure Red
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding - Pure Red
Body Side Molding - Lapis Blue Pearl
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Lapis Blue Pearl
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Crystal White Pearl
STI Carbon Fiber Trunk Trim
Thule Crossbar Set
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - WR Blue Pearl
Aero Rear Splash Guards - WR Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Lapis Blue Pearl
Vortex Generator
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Pure Red
Wheel Locks - Alloy Wheels
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding - WR Blue Pearl
18" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
18" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels w/Black Accents
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels
19" AMG Black Multispoke Wheels
18" 5-Spoke Wheels w/Black Accents
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Liners
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
Center Armrest Extension - Black
Footwell Illumination Kit Blue
STI Short Throw Shifter (WRX)
Sunshade
Cargo Tray
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
LED Map And Dome Light Upgrade
Kicker Tweeter Kit
Footwell Illumination Kit Red
STI Shift Knob
Kicker Speaker Upgrade
Side Sill Plates
Head-Up Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
KEYLESS-GO
Heated Steering Wheel
Garage Door Opener
Multicontour Front Seats
SiriusXM Radio
64-Color LED Ambient Lighting w/Illuminated Vents
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Heated Front Seats
Inductive Wireless Charging and NFC Pairing

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Carbon Black, leather
#000000
Color: 
Bahia Brown, leather
#50372a
Black, leather
#000000
Neva Grey/Black, leatherette
#a5acb4
Black w/Red Stitching, leatherette/suede
#000000
Titanium Grey/Black, leather
#71706e
Classic Red/Black, leather
#993238
Macchiato Beige, leatherette
#e2dddd
Black, leatherette
#000000