2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class | NewCars.com

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2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review

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2021 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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MSRP*
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$27,750 to $35,300
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$33,650 to $35,650
Invoice* $26,460 to $33,655 $31,631 to $33,511
MPG - City 45 - 50 25
MPG - Hwy 51 - 54 34 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Drivetrain
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid than that of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.