Mercedes A250 4Matic 2019 family review


The small hatchback has come of age. I feel like it’s grown up from being that car you got when you went to uni, and has graduated to the car you get even when you have a family.  Because they’re not so small any more. Take this Mercedes A250 for example. I thought it was going to be one of those weeks where I had to squash the family in the car, but not so. 
My family and I spent a week living a Class A lifestyle with the Benz, so let's see how we got on.
The interior is equally impressive. It starts with a double multimedia screen that stretches from the centre of the car to the driver’s side, and displays a completely digital dashboard, together with the multimedia tech in the centre.
Then there are air vents, which look more like tyre rims, with metallic liquid silver framing the circular blowholes. This is all balanced out with a clean, minimal design across the bottom of the centre console, with a high-gloss lid concealing storage, and a touch-pad mouse that controls the multimedia.
The leather steering wheel and seats look like they belong in a racing car, but turn out to be far too comfortable for that. There’s also a seat-shaped metallic silver control that operate the powered pews into position, with more of the metallic accents on handles and doors throughout. In short, it looks quite fabulous. And premium.
here was enough space in the front for me and my taller husband, we both had a good amount of leg and head room and neither of us felt cramped, as you can in some small cars and even some small SUVs. My husband didn’t even have to compromise on space when putting his seat back; he didn’t run into little legs behind him.
My two children aged five and seven had a good amount of space in the back seat. I also fit in easily, I’m 161cm and, when I was driving my friends home, the tall ones fit just fine in the rear. Everyone was quite happy in this car.
ou’ll also be able to get a third child seat in the middle. It will be tight and doing up seat belts may get annoying, but it will fit. 
The boot has grown since last year’s A250 model by 30 litres, it’s now 370 litres, which is similar to an Audi A3 and the BMW 1 Series. I was able to fit a pram inside with room to spare for groceries. Strangely though, there is no spare tyre. Just a repair kit. 
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