Mercedes-Benz A-Class Alternatives

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback in White, head-on shot

You may have already made your mind up on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback, we’re with you! It is a cracking car and we love the engines and the specification lists for all of the models. We’ve also got some amazing deals on the A-Class Hatchback on our car subscription service, but when comparing against other vehicles, what is currently in the market?

Top 7 Alternatives

Here are the 7 best alternatives to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class:

BMW M135i in Blue

BMW 1 Series Hatchback

The BMW 1 Series Hatchback is one of thee best cars in this sector, overtaking the Volkswagen Golf by a mile thanks to VW's latest infotainment system. Whether you want the amazing Front Wheel Drive 118i M Sport or opt for the performance BMW M135i which drives all four wheels.

Whichever model you choose, you'll be pleased with the drive, with every input from the steering wheel giving you confidence that the car will go where you tell it to. Click this image to see the latest deals on the 1-series.

Audi A3 Sportback

Audi A3 Sportback

Just remember that the Audi A3 came well before the Mercedes A-Class and the BMW 1 Series, yet still remains as copetitive in 2024 as it ever did.

Thanks to a recent makeover, on-board technology has been improved and the drive is as 'Audi' as ever, which is not disappointing. We really love the Plug-in Hybrid models of the car, great for company car drivers. Click the image for the latest Audi A3 deals.

Volkswagen Golf in White

Volkswagen Golf

We cannot do an alternatives article without including the fabulous Volkswagen Golf. An everyday car that everyone loves, we love this car too bits in the Cocoon office, whether you need it for the daily school run or to burn those motorway miles, it doesn't disappoint.
Recent infotainment issues have been addressed in the latest Volkswagen Golf, so don't worry about that. And the trim levels and engine choices are excellent, if you can't go for the GTi , then go for the 1.5 TSI.

Seat Leon Hatchback

SEAT Leon/Cupra Leon

We'll include both brand names on this alternative, as they are in essence the same car, arbeit the Cupra is for showing off your sporty side. Effectively a rebadged Golf, the Leon is strong competition, but is it strong enough when compared with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class?

We think you'll love driving this, the on-board kit and the spacious interior, making this a great family hatchback that anyone would be proud to park on the drive.

Kia Niro in White

Kia Niro

Slightly moved into Crossover territory for this one, the Kia Niro is very popular on our short-term car lease service due to the Hybrid options on offer, this includes self-charging and plug-in hybrid.

The entry level is well equipped, but we'd go for the 3. Whilst not overly quick, the car is super efficient.

Skoda Karoq in Red

Skoda Karoq

Again, this time we've moved across into the SUV range of vehicles and you will not be disappointed with the Skoda Karoq, with many of our customers wanting to extend their current contracts where possible.

Depends whether you want the Sporty (Sportline) or the Luxury (SE L) version is down to personal preference, but the 1.5 TSI engine is excellent as it is in all of the Volkswagen group vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes GLA? Isn't that just a Mercedes A-Class on stilts? Chunkier than the A-Class, feels more spacious in the rear and the boot space, looks more rugged and is super popular.

The engine range matches the A-Class, the 200 with the 1.3 litre engine is our favourite choice with the AMG Line Executive trim level being top of the list.

Choose the A-Class

It is always down to personal preference when choosing a car, but the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a very very good car mated with all of the engine options.

If you can get the Premium Plus model, then this is our preferred trim level, but all of the trim levels are generous with their tech list.

Here are the latest deals on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class:

Latest Offers


A Class Hatchback
A200 AMG Line Premium Plus
Mercedes-Benz A Class Hatchback available with 1250 miles per month on a Flexible Car Contract
Specification Includes: Touchscreen, Attention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Car Wash Mode, Cruise Control, Speed Limiter, Direct Steering, Bluetooth, Dynamic Select, Easy Pack Tailgate, Hey Mercedes, MBUX, Lane Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Smartphone Integration, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wireless Smartphone Charger, Lowered Comfort Suspension, DAB Digital Radio, AMG Bodystyling, Privacy Glass, Heated Front Seats, ISOFIX, Climate Control, USB Port, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Active Bonnet, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Keyless Go, Keyless Entry, Alloy Wheel, Advanced Sound System, Subwoofer, Boost Amplifier, Multibeam LED Headlights, High Beam Assist, Keyless Entry, Panoramic Sunroof
Availability: In Stock
From: £759.00 + VAT p/m
From: £910.80 inc. VAT p/m


A Class Hatchback
A250e AMG Line Premium Plus
Mercedes-Benz A Class Hatchback available with 1500 miles per month on a Flexible Car Contract
Specification Includes: Plug-in Hybrid Technology, Touchscreen, Acoustic Ambient Protection, Attention Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Car Wash Mode, Cruise Control, Speed Limiter, Direct Steering, Bluetooth, Dynamic Select, Easy Pack Tailgate, Fingerprint Scanner, Head-up Display, Hey Mercedes, MBUX, Satellite Navigation, Augmented Reality for Navigation, Remote Boot Closing, Smartphone Integration, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Speed Limit Assist, Traffic Sign Assist, Wireless Smartphone Charger, Comfort Suspension, Lowered Comfort Suspension, DAB Digital Radio, Mercedes-Benz Advanced Sound System, Adaptive Brake Lights, AMG Bodystyling, Privacy Glass, LED Headlights, High Beam Assist, Panoramic Sunroof, Lane Keeping Assist, Alloy Wheels, Keyless Go, Keyless Entry, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Guard 360, Active Bonnet, USB-C Port, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Reversing Camera, 360 Degree Camera, Light and Sight Pack, Parking Pack, Climate Control, ISOFIX, Ambient Lighting, Heated Front Seats
Availability: In Stock
From: £949.00 + VAT p/m
From: £1138.80 inc. VAT p/m

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Rebecca joined the Cocoon Vehicles team in 2018 after running and selling a successful financial services business offering pension, investments and mortgages. Today, Rebeccas goal is to provide the best possible customer service along with news that you will want to read.

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