Overall Average Rating: 88.23%
Position in the Top 100 cars: 15th
First-timers don’t always fare well in Driver Power, but this is an exception. While it’s not a cheap form of city motoring, 25th for running costs proves you’re getting decent value for money.
Top 10 postings for build quality, practicality and ease of driving show it offers premium motoring in a compact package.
Manufacturer Verdict (Position: 9th)
Comfortably into the top 10, Mercedes has closed the gap on BMW. Third place for ease of driving and fourth for ride help, but the firm can improve on its 26th place out of 35 for running costs.