Competes with: Acura ILX, Audi A3, BMW 2 Series
Looks like: The Sporty Spice to the A-Class’ Posh Spice
Drivetrain: 221-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 258 pounds-feet of torque; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; front- or all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Late 2019
Mercedes-Benz announced that the A-Class would be returning to the U.S. for 2019, and we thought that might be a death blow to its other small-car offering, the CLA-Class. But it seems that the two cars will share the entry-level space for Mercedes, with the CLA sticking around for 2020 and getting a redesign to boot.