It has to be said that the A-Class is not the best-handling car in its class ...
Ride and Handling
It has to be said that the A-Class is not the best-handling car in its class, and on a twisty B-road it doesn’t impress quite as much as, say, a BMW 3-Series or even a Ford Focus. But it is pretty good by most standards and there is nothing about its behaviour through the bends to unsettle you. It just doesn’t impress quite as much as some of its peers. The steering has rather a weighty feel, especially at low speeds when manoeuvring, and it doesn’t have quite the same finesse as the best of its rivals.
Ride quality is pretty firm and does tend to jar a bit over some of the less well-preserved road surfaces. That said, it cushions adequately and won’t rattle your fillings.
Ease of Use
The A-Class has a decently sized boot at 341 litres, and the fold-up rear seats allow this to be stretched to a maximum carrying capacity of 1,157 litres, which is pretty ok for a classy executive car of its size. With a wheelbase of almost 2.7 metres in a body length of 4.2 metres, the car’s space utilisation is pretty reasonable and all–round legroom in the cabin is fair for the size of car. For anyone who is interested to towing, the 1,500 kg braked towing capacity is handy.