32: Mercedes-Benz A-Class
When you traditionally think about performance offerings, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is not the first thing that comes to mind. But the company has evolved a lot in the last couple of decades and the new model is designed to provide performance and comfort. The A-Class is taking the place of the former Mercedes compact sedans that were uncomfortable and expensive to maintain. Not to say that the A-Class is any less reliable, but it does offer a comprehensive warranty and maintenance package. In addition to that, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine gives a large performance for the price. Mercedes has been innovating in the compact sedan segment for a while now, and the A-Class is a great example of what the company can do right with a little bit of inspiration.
If you want to experience a baby AMG, this is the car for you. On top of that, the A-Class also has a much more refined interior. Mercedes has a lot of competition these days and thus the A-Class had to evolve with the times. Part of this evolution was using higher-quality interior pieces and more stitching to give the car an upscale look. In the end, you had a compact performance sedan that offers a lot of gets up and goes for the price. The A-Class is a definite improvement over the previous models and the price is stellar. This is no S-Class but with a unique design and loads of luxury features, you can’t go wrong. Turbo cars are a dime a dozen these days, but the A-Class manages to stand out from the crowd in a good way.