Mercedes-Benz A220 Review: Tech-filled luxury value

A few years ago the infotainment systems found in passenger vehicles were pretty pitiful. It’s why people were happy to start using Android Auto and CarPlay. The alternative was underpowered in-dash confusion.
Over the years, that’s changed and at the forefront of that change is Mercedes with its impressive voice-activated MBUX system. It’s smart, quick, easy to use and looks great. The best part, it’s in the stellar new A-Class.
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  • Juan Carlos Delgado
    Juan Carlos Delgado15 days ago

    Loved the review! Thanks

  • W0LF B3AT5
    W0LF B3AT5Month ago

    Is “voice activation” a costly add-on? I would love this!

  • Nour Han Bakkar
    Nour Han BakkarMonth ago

    Say less

  • Nour Han Bakkar
    Nour Han BakkarMonth ago

    I need this car

  • Eduardo Güereque
    Eduardo Güereque2 months ago

    Awesome! What is the name of the exterior color of this car? Thanks

  • T Johnson
    T Johnson2 months ago

    sedan looks way better than the hatch version.

  • Aerohk
    Aerohk3 months ago

    Is the software upgradable?

  • masan ma
    masan ma4 months ago

    Too noisy, get rid if the annoying background music,

  • Heyy It's KT!
    Heyy It's KT!6 months ago

    With mbux amg package and premium package which are all a must. It becomes 40k, add bunch of other safety and convenience options and a fully loaded a class is 50k

  • mathguy3801
    mathguy38016 months ago

    Thanks for the video. Does this car support wireless Apple CarPlay?

  • Amr Elnaka

    Amr Elnaka

    5 months ago

    No it doesn't, only regular wired one

  • Matthew Vargas
    Matthew Vargas6 months ago

    PHONE NAME: EL GUAPO

  • Josh Eldridge
    Josh Eldridge7 months ago

    I am renting one right now while on this business trip. To me the turbo lag is unbearable but this is the second review I’ve watched where they seem fine with it. It’s a nice car but the lag kills it for me.

  • Miriah Martin
    Miriah Martin11 months ago

    Can you keep the side camera on to watch the lane like Honda

  • Roberto Speich
    Roberto Speich11 months ago

    What color is that? Mojave or Mountain?

  • ShlamDunkn
    ShlamDunkn11 months ago

    This is mine in 3 weeks

  • Michael Cena

    Michael Cena

    7 months ago

    how is it?

  • Dennis L

    Dennis L

    10 months ago

    ShlamDunkn how is it

  • Justice Riddick
    Justice Riddick11 months ago

    Wtf this man said "AR" like the camera in the front doesn't show u what in front of u.

  • Vincent Beliën
    Vincent Beliën11 months ago

    Is there a possibility to do a software upgrade? Like if i want to have the progressive display, (the one they have in the CLA), between the sport and the classic display.... is there a way to do that?

  • iSiP Toronto
    iSiP TorontoYear ago

    If Benz had a cheaper brand... that would be it.....

  • nolann frank
    nolann frankYear ago

    How are you going to wear a tie with vans?

  • Omar Becerra
    Omar BecerraYear ago

    Liked this video even more with dude rockin’ VANS. That’s how it’s done sir.

  • Zuhaib Zakaria
    Zuhaib ZakariaYear ago

    Coolaid man!

  • Van Courtesy
    Van CourtesyYear ago

    Woah, how tall is this guy

  • Vincent
    VincentYear ago

    It is so beautiful! :D

  • Haroon Dar
    Haroon DarYear ago

    Save your money the new cla class coupe is much better buy than this

  • yazkaz
    yazkazYear ago

    No this is not tech, this is instead abuse of technology and over-pushing it into automotive usage... even the updated design of MB's entire driver's cluster sucks big time, let alone MBSUX interface...... If MB continues to poison its new vehicles with such raducal driver stack design then very likely more and more ppl will turn away from MB......

  • davisadam
    davisadamYear ago

    I own a new A-Class. It's a lovely car, however MBUX is overrated. After a couple of months I find myself leaving it on CarPlay (where you get Apple Maps, Waze, Spotify, Audible...) and not bothering with any of the inbuilt MBUX functionality. In the UK the Tesla 3 isn't yet available and when it is it'll be £15,000 more than the mid-level A-Class! We do own a Leaf though :)

  • CardiganSnoopy
    CardiganSnoopyYear ago

    That AR feature, if it's responsive enough, would be fantastic in European roads, where it could help on roundabouts and such.

  • Jia L.
    Jia L.Year ago

    So I fiddled with the options and stuff and the 32k MSRP rose to 42k. I only included things you will typically find on every luxury car sitting at the dealerships like LED headlights, AMG package (very popular), ambient lighting, multimedia package + "premium package" (lol you really think you can just get a rearview camera by itself???), ventilated and heated seats, and driver assistance package. Of course, you can just get a barebone 32k A-Class, but are you really going to? Do yourself a favor and get some options. Yes, the value definitely isn't there but these options will make or break a car for most people who spend so much money anyways. Otherwise, look at CPO C Classes.

  • Anthony Herrera

    Anthony Herrera

    Year ago

    Thanks !

  • Chris 99
    Chris 99Year ago

    Your teeth and your chin are so fucking funny

  • HansDelbruck53
    HansDelbruck53Year ago

    Why not delve into removing annoying music from your videos so folks can hear what you're saying?

  • Sandeep Singh
    Sandeep SinghYear ago

    How did you fit in this car ???

  • Jezzer Pezzer
    Jezzer PezzerYear ago

    Is the reviewer a giant?

  • Kallo Glass

    Kallo Glass

    Month ago

    6:27 6 foot 3 fam

  • d o m i n i k

    d o m i n i k

    11 months ago

    Jezzer Pezzer I guess.....

  • Justice Riddick

    Justice Riddick

    11 months ago

    LMAOAOAOAO

  • Jeff Brisson
    Jeff BrissonYear ago

    He looks 8ft tall next to that car. 🤣

  • Chukwudi Ezeukwu
    Chukwudi EzeukwuYear ago

    Iron man should design the infotainment system in cars like his heads up display

  • Alex's Gmail

    Alex's Gmail

    Year ago

    Chukwudi Ezeukwu iron man isn’t real

  • Jae-won Chung
    Jae-won ChungYear ago

    Very nice review. You should do more car reviews.

  • ruzzell907
    ruzzell907Year ago

    Mercedes-Benz making sure it's able to differentiate its compact luxury cars from premium compact cars from mass-market brands like Mazda, Hyundai, and Kia.

  • The Driver

    The Driver

    Year ago

    Well they should considering price difference.

  • Erik Leypoldt
    Erik LeypoldtYear ago

    Pointless, in the time it takes to say hey Mercedes and the reply i could have adjusted the temp twice.

  • EYEDIGITAL Studios

    EYEDIGITAL Studios

    Year ago

    go ahead. i'll stick talking to my car.

  • Frank Umlaut

    Frank Umlaut

    Year ago

    @Anthony You don't have to say "Hey Mercedes", there is a direct bypass, just say "I'm hot".

  • Anthony

    Anthony

    Year ago

    It’s still early. I’m sure it will be able to do a lot more down the road

  • Mats Vas
    Mats VasYear ago

    I think there is a typo on the title of the video: this is a commercial, not a review....

  • Joe Smith

    Joe Smith

    Year ago

    unfortunately, that's what most "reviews" are these days

  • Tommy Olsen
    Tommy OlsenYear ago

    Want this car! Very nice👍🏽

  • Gmechnger
    GmechngerYear ago

    Love that car! Gonna buy one next year 😍

  • Gmechnger

    Gmechnger

    Year ago

    @Anthony Herrera Nice 🎊💪🏼

  • Anthony Herrera

    Anthony Herrera

    Year ago

    Same here !

  • Doug Mac
    Doug MacYear ago

    Where do you plug it in at?

  • Jarmal timberland

    Jarmal timberland

    4 months ago

    Did you get a class you said u would buy one.

  • Maciej Trybilo
    Maciej TrybiloYear ago

    Mercedes is playing to their strengths in this car. The interior is gorgeous and Tesla has nothing on it atm. The MBUX works pretty well and looks very good too. Only the propulsion is dated.

  • cbcdesign001

    cbcdesign001

    Month ago

    @William Ridgley Tesla cannot build a car that looks as good inside as the A-Class does at the same affordable price.

  • Kallo Glass

    Kallo Glass

    Month ago

    I agree with you . For people looking for more of a sports performance car , this isnt it . But if you want luxury and technology and just an everyday car this A Class is currently unbeatable.

  • William Ridgley

    William Ridgley

    11 months ago

    0-60 in 1.9 seconds. yeah... tesla has nothing on mercedes

  • Esc D

    Esc D

    Year ago

    Maciej Trybilo you can. It compare apple with oranges. Tesla has changed the auto industry whether you have guts to admit or not.

  • 1pt21gw
    1pt21gwYear ago

    Did he mention price?

  • thecityboy781

    thecityboy781

    4 months ago

    $33,800

  • Salsa
    SalsaYear ago

    Might be a good deal when its loses 60% of its value in 2 years.

  • Michael Cena

    Michael Cena

    7 months ago

    waiting patiently on that

  • Gmechnger

    Gmechnger

    Year ago

    @Salsa Poor Guy

  • nigling
    niglingYear ago

    Peasants. Get a C series or higher if you want a real Mercedes.

  • Jeremy Scherer

    Jeremy Scherer

    5 months ago

    This car looks wayy nicer than the C class and E class in my opinion. Those grades need an update on their exteriors

  • EYEDIGITAL Studios

    EYEDIGITAL Studios

    Year ago

    sure. send some money and i'll get a C series and a real Mercedes. no prob mate.. till then i'll stick with my beautifully A 220 fake Sedan.

  • zolikoff
    zolikoffYear ago

    Awesome car but that dash screen is horrible. From the side it just looks like someone propped their Galaxy Note against an empty dashboard.

  • flexairz

    flexairz

    Year ago

    Totally true... it hideous. yikes

  • JEEP 2019
    JEEP 2019Year ago

    Remote auto start? Phone instead of a key?

  • JEEP 2019

    JEEP 2019

    Year ago

    Rahal Rodrigo doubt it

  • Rahal Rodrigo

    Rahal Rodrigo

    Year ago

    It does have those. It's pretty standard now so I don't think he was bothered to mention it idk

  • Steve 30x
    Steve 30xYear ago

    Mercedes got extremely lazy by putting a huge tablet where the dashboard would be. Worse still is the tablet is shiny. If I had the money I would buy a different car because I don't like that dashboard or lack of dashboard.

  • Steve 30x

    Steve 30x

    Year ago

    @EYEDIGITAL Studios It is? WOW I never thought it was a free world. Thanks for that heads up. My comment is as useless as yours then.

  • EYEDIGITAL Studios

    EYEDIGITAL Studios

    Year ago

    its a free world mate. go get a diffrent car, no ones will blame u. this review is for the mercedes lovers. your comment is a bit of useless..

  • Frank Umlaut

    Frank Umlaut

    Year ago

    @Steve 30x It looks great in my opinion, it is oriented horizontally instead of the clumsy giant IPad look of the Tesla and is thin and sleek looking. The effect at night is very cool. Techy cars are nice but I think Mercedes has a leg up on interior design.

  • Steve 30x

    Steve 30x

    Year ago

    It looks like it alright lol. Nothing will forgive how lazy Mercedes was with just planting a huge tablet there. Its ugly like that

  • Faris Hadid

    Faris Hadid

    Year ago

    Steve 30x there's an anti reflective coating

  • Jean Ferret
    Jean FerretYear ago

    Sod the screens. Is it fast? Comfortable on a long journey? Has it got a decent boot? Is it NCAP 5? What is the mpg? Does it handle well in all conditions? I want a car, not an Ipad on wheels.

  • EYEDIGITAL Studios

    EYEDIGITAL Studios

    Year ago

    well im sure there are many 80's cars out there in lots. go get one.

  • SDav21

    SDav21

    Year ago

    It received the highest ever crash test rating by Euro NCAP. 96% for frontal crash.

  • Faris Hadid

    Faris Hadid

    Year ago

    Jean Ferret 1-it's alright.. 0-60mph in 7.1 seconds which isn't fast or slow. 2-It's extremely comfortable to drive in long journeys as it's designed for the German autobahn 3-it has a decent size boot and 40/20/40 foldable seats for more practicality ( as opposed to the industry's standard 60/40) 4-it got 5 stars in European standard 5-24city / 35 hwy / 28 combined 6- it handles ok in the summer and great in the winter(because it's fwd)

  • JoeBoi
    JoeBoiYear ago

    i dont think tech journalists should be covering cars. even full blown auto journalists are garbage.

  • Antoine Maxima
    Antoine MaximaYear ago

    Impressive work by Mercedes.

  • Illya Laurette
    Illya LauretteYear ago

    "This car has the best infotainment screen." Tesla: "Hold my beer"

  • Daygo G

    Daygo G

    Year ago

    Yes, even the entry level Mercedes destroys Teslas top of the line model's boring interior.

  • Tessellation

    Tessellation

    Year ago

    Tesla's interior is absolute dogshit compared to Mercedes though

  • ///AMG NaCiri

    ///AMG NaCiri

    Year ago

    Mercedes infotainment is a complete and perfect system , Tesla system is just a gameki infotainment .......

  • 1234coolman
    1234coolmanYear ago

    You need some bigger jeans than the high school ones you're wearing

  • Tom Waznis
    Tom WaznisYear ago

    Ugly interior.

  • Kareem Suleeman
    Kareem SuleemanYear ago

    I mean it's good and all but I think it meant for people who prefer a car every 80-100K. I currently have a Volkswagen Tiguan 2017 SE but I change the oil every 3,000 miles and use premium gas. Waiting for it to hit 50,000 miles to get the transmission fluid changed. These German cars are definitely high maintenance and need TLC but once they hit a certain point, they're garbage.

  • Zakaria Ali
    Zakaria AliYear ago

    Guess petrol diesel cars aren’t gonna disappear any time soon.

  • Jean Ferret

    Jean Ferret

    Year ago

    Unless governments are willing to invest trillions in recharge infrastructure I doubt it. I live in a third floor penthouse and the nearest charging point is two miles away. My City has 100k people and less than 20 chargers...…...none of them anywhere near the centres of housing......

  • BigAn7h
    BigAn7hYear ago

    Lisa needs braces.

  • Fernando Reyes

    Fernando Reyes

    Year ago

    dental plan

  • Curtis Shaw
    Curtis ShawYear ago

    What a beautiful car!

  • Magnets Travel
    Magnets TravelYear ago

    Who mental buys 34k crap A class when you can get 40k Model 3. Most feature am interested is self driving, acceleration & handling with very little maintenance.

  • Magnets Travel

    Magnets Travel

    Year ago

    TiTanSKiZlz No now am done with Merc, & ICE cars. Not again. I had C & E, my brother has GLC, & other G class GL & SL550. So don’t tell me about Merc. After Tesla it looks am not moving to any other for years to come.

  • Magnets Travel

    Magnets Travel

    Year ago

    TiTanSKiZlz No now am done with Merc, & ICE cars. Not again. I had C & E, my brother has GLC, & other G class GL & SL550. So don’t tell me about Merc. After Tesla it looks am not moving to any other for years to come.

  • Faris Hadid

    Faris Hadid

    Year ago

    bbalila for $40k you can get a Mercedes a class with distronic plus It's just like auto pilot ( lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and even lane change assist ( which is now part of the $5k full self driving package in the tesla)) I'll admit however the Tesla drives extremely nice, if I had to complain the ride is a bit too stiff and the steering is too heavy in comfort So I guess you're no too mental if you buy an a class

  • Andrew Robinson
    Andrew RobinsonYear ago

    What a sleek beauty.

  • Kushwant Singh
    Kushwant SinghYear ago

    Engadget is living in a cave.... seems like they are unaware of Tesla

  • SDav21

    SDav21

    Year ago

    That's because this is just better. Simple.

  • James OuYang

    James OuYang

    Year ago

    Tesla has the interior design of literally nothing. It looks like garbage

  • Ross MK

    Ross MK

    Year ago

    Kushwant Singh which is funny the reviewer owns a Model 3 😂

  • cristi1990an
    cristi1990anYear ago

    0:12 Ever heard of Tesla?

  • Z3U5

    Z3U5

    Year ago

    @Faris Hadid Mercedes computer tech is peasant compared to Tesla. Tesla makes their own chipset for self driving and already promised level 5 autonomy.

  • Faris Hadid

    Faris Hadid

    Year ago

    It's doesn't have the ergonomics of Mercedes's mbux or a voice assistance But there are definitely many features that are inspired by Tesla's great infotainment system

  • Jack ray

    Jack ray

    Year ago

    Ever since I got my model s every other car I'm in feels like shit

  • ꉣꏹꉣꉣꏹꋪꁏꋊꀤ
    ꉣꏹꉣꉣꏹꋪꁏꋊꀤYear ago

    I just want a cheap autonomous driving car. Have no interest in fancy auxiliaries

  • SDav21

    SDav21

    Year ago

    @cristi1990an They have A LOT more to lose than some fairly new company with no history. People are people and act stupidly. Mercedes sells alot more cars in alot more countries around the world. Trying to control the behaviour of such a vast number of people, cultures and behaviours won't be as simple as making certain features region specific. But you're an engineer, lawyer and business person right?

  • cristi1990an

    cristi1990an

    Year ago

    @SDav21 Suuuure... "legal reasons"... Because it's unheard of of having region-locked features in automobiles.

  • SDav21

    SDav21

    Year ago

    @cristi1990an Ignorance again. It's not half baked. It's actual systems that are on actual cars that are being sold. The difference is that many features are deactivated for legal reasons. Unlike tesla, everyone else is selling cars in every single country at every corner of the earth. There are far more legal hoops to jump through to fully unleash their systems. Mercedes system can do automatic Lane changes and it slows down in bends, before t junctions and roundabouts as well as off ramps. You know nothing. Clearly.

  • cristi1990an

    cristi1990an

    Year ago

    @SDav21At consumer level, all Mercedes has are assistance features. Literally every auto maker out there has been presenting half-baked self-driving tech demos for the past decade but Tesla is the only one that's even close to make it a reality. A Tesla on autopilot right now can drive on high-ways all on its own, making lane changes and taking exists as need be. That's not a tech demo, that's a feature all Tesla have right now and it works.

  • SDav21

    SDav21

    Year ago

    @cristi1990an Yes it can. Mercedes has a working S Class with systems they are already using like what is on the A Class which drove through Germany from Mannheim to Pforzheim all on its own. But because it is not legal there is not much they can do with it at the moment. Look it. S500 intelligent drive. They've done it years ago. And actually many years before that. Look up Prometheus. You tesla fans are quite ignorant sorry to say.

  • Melvin Foo
    Melvin FooYear ago

    Best infotainment in a car? What about tesla? And auto pilot ?

  • Rahal Rodrigo

    Rahal Rodrigo

    Year ago

    Meecesese wins in infotainment. Tesla wins in everything else. But even though this infotainment is better I personaly like tesla clean design of the UI

  • Faris Hadid

    Faris Hadid

    Year ago

    It's better than Tesla's infotainment in terms of ergonomics and technology You have a voice assistant, AR maps and 360° camera Standard autopilot is not that advanced it's only adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist ( lane change assist and auto park is now part of the $5k full self driving package)

  • Paul Jakob

    Paul Jakob

    Year ago

    I own the new A Class with the drivers assistance package and it keeps you in the lanes (also distance to the front car etc). It also can switch the lanes like a tesla on the autobahn. Mercedes just doesn't make so much rumor about it (which i think is a shame)

  • Kaiririri
    KairiririYear ago

    69 degrees .... he .. hehe :)))

  • KaiZhe Leong

    KaiZhe Leong

    Year ago

    Nice.

  • Stefan Braem
    Stefan BraemYear ago

    It's an ok car. It has catched up with the Apple and Samsung reality, but still can't drive itself and is build from cows and has a combustion engine. So yeah, nothing too special, just an ok car.

  • EYEDIGITAL Studios

    EYEDIGITAL Studios

    Year ago

    @Iron Pikachu dont u get it?? WE HAVE A VEGAN HERE!!! lol (Aplausse)

  • Faris Hadid

    Faris Hadid

    Year ago

    It's comes with standard mbtex seats which are 100% vegan, it's a material that known for its durability and it's been used since the early 60s. They're also making any electric version called the eqc , the downside is that it won't have the best supercharging network and it won't have as much range as the tesla

  • cristi1990an

    cristi1990an

    Year ago

    Leather.

  • Iron Pikachu

    Iron Pikachu

    Year ago

    built from cows?

  • ColtsFan4Life 35
    ColtsFan4Life 35Year ago

    This looks a lot better than the previous A series in my opinion

  • Luis Del Rivero
    Luis Del RiveroYear ago

    69°...... Nice

  • Kevin Melara

    Kevin Melara

    Year ago

    Niceeeeee

  • Daygo G

    Daygo G

    Year ago

    .....................................nnnice

  • Noun Hamza
    Noun HamzaYear ago

    The A series only looks good in hatchbacks , if you want a Sedan get a used C series .

  • EYEDIGITAL Studios

    EYEDIGITAL Studios

    Year ago

    if you want a hatch, get a VW Golf.

  • Andrew Robinson

    Andrew Robinson

    Year ago

    I prefer the sedan A class

  • UnderClass Hero

    UnderClass Hero

    Year ago

    A used C-class would be outdated to this A sedan

  • Fernando Del Bono
    Fernando Del BonoYear ago

    “Foot pounds of torque”? Come on guys, you can do better

  • jordan177606

    jordan177606

    Year ago

    ft-lb is power, lb-ft is torque

  • alliejr

    alliejr

    Year ago

    Huh?

  • Crack Platoon
    Crack PlatoonYear ago

    Looks slick af

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