Editors’ Picks: Top Cars of 2020

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
2020 Mercedes-Benz A220
A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque powers the A220, teamed with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The model we tested was also equipped with 4Matic all-wheel drive. Although the A220 has a lower horsepower rating than its competitors, the small sedan launches quickly from a stop thanks to strong acceleration. When set in Sport mode, the transmission keeps the rpm high, which in turn keeps torque immediately available. The dual-clutch gearbox shifts quickly and the 4MATIC all-wheel drive keeps wheels from slipping, even at full throttle. Best of all this little Mercedes is great fun to drive resulting from precise steering and excellent handling.

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