Sedans

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan starts at $32,500

Adding all-wheel drive will cost an extra $2,000.

It's a good'un, and an affordable one, at that.

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We've already reviewed the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class and loved it, but we didn't know quite how expensive it would be. As it turns out, it's pretty darn affordable for the quality it packs.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 will start at $32,500 for a front-wheel-drive model. If you live in snowier climes or just want the extra peace of mind of four driven wheels, adding all-wheel drive tacks another $2,000 onto the equation.

There's a solid amount of standard equipment in there, too. All A-Class Sedans get Mercedes-Benz's new MBUX infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in addition to LED headlights and safety systems like automatic braking and hill-start assist. Its 2.0-liter I4 gas engine puts out 188 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque, and it comes mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Of course, the price only goes up from there. There are plenty of ways to send the price to the stratosphere -- the 7-inch screens can be updated to 10.25-inchers, there are aesthetic packages galore and other available techy bits like keyless access and a suite of active and passive safety systems.

With the A-Class Sedan's price where it is, expect the forthcoming CLA-Class to be a bit more expensive. Not only do Mercedes' swoopy-coupe variants typically cost more, the CLA-Class is more powerful and a little better equipped than the A-Class with frippery like gesture control.