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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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2019 Volkswagen Golf R vs. Mercedes A250

Autotrader put together an interesting article that puts the VW GTI R against the Mercedes A250 and based on the review it's a pretty close matchup.

Here's how they scored the two vehicles in each category.

Styling
Mercedes-Benz A 250: 8
Volkswagen Golf R: 7.5

Features
Mercedes-Benz A 250: 8
Volkswagen Golf R: 7.5

User Friendliness
Mercedes-Benz A 250: 7.5
Volkswagen Golf R: 9

Comfort
Mercedes-Benz A 250: 7
Volkswagen Golf R: 7

Practicality
Mercedes-Benz A 250: 7.5
Volkswagen Golf R: 8

Power
Mercedes-Benz A 250: 7.5
Volkswagen Golf R: 8

Driving Feel
Mercedes-Benz A 250: 7
Volkswagen Golf R: 8

Safety
Mercedes-Benz A 250: 9
Volkswagen Golf R: 9

Fuel Economy
Mercedes-Benz A 250: 8.5
Volkswagen Golf R: 8

Value
Mercedes-Benz A 250: 7.5
Volkswagen Golf R: 7.5

Their conclusion really sums up how different these cars are despite having similar specs. With that being said I would still get the Golf R over the A-Class.

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In tallying up the scores, there are only a couple of points separating these two. As similar as they are on paper, their driving personalities represent two completely different machines. For buyers who appreciate state-of-the-art tech, luxury, style, and the cachet of the three-pointed star, the comfortable new A 250 4Matic is a no-brainer choice.

Those who plan to partake in a few track days, or just really love the thrust and sound of a more aggressive machine without going full boy-racer style, will want the Golf R.

We would be truly happy to park either one of these cars in our personal garages, but the Golf R just felt like home with its airy cockpit, simple controls, greater cargo space – and, being enthusiasts, its greater driving performance.
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After the VW emissions issue harming their reputation, the A-Class is slowly looking like a better buy.
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You know what's even better than a new A250 for the same price of a new Golf R?

A used CLA 45 AMG.

The performance of them is insane and keeps up with Nissan GT-R's!
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You know what's even better than a new A250 for the same price of a new Golf R?

A used CLA 45 AMG.

The performance of them is insane and keeps up with Nissan GT-R's!
I guess its good for someone that doesn't mind not having the latest features. For the rest of us a brand new A250 is the way to go.
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