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2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review

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2021 Honda
Accord

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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MSRP*
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$24,970 to $36,900
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$33,650 to $35,650
Invoice* $23,807 to $34,017 $31,631 to $33,511
MPG - City 22 - 30 25
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 34 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Accord than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Accord.

Convenience
The Honda Accord will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Accord will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Honda Accord will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Accord is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda Accord, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Accord doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Handling
The Honda Accord has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Honda Accord and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Accord and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Accord is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.