The best or nothing, huh? This vehicle should have been the "or nothing". Mercedes made a terrible mistake using front wheel drive. The tires easily break from pavement when accelerating around any corner. Torque steer is among the worst I have experienced. Very poor engine performance. So many rattles. Nothing even close to fuel mileage indicated on windows sticker. About the only good I can say, the seats are comfortable. But overall, pass on this one.
The first week the horn stopped working. While in the shop car would not start. Car has been in and out of the dealership at least 6 times because it refuses to start!! VERY UNDEPENDABLE! Worst Mercedes we’ve ever had. TERRIBLE CAR AND NO ASSISTANCE FROM MERCEDES!!!
This car has a really significant 'blind spot' caused by the width of the strut between the front and rear doors and the wing mirror is small. My model has the 'Blind Spot Assist' feature which I find to be unreliable to the point of being dangerous.
Although the noise control and riding comfort is not good as other Mercedes model, it is totally enough for young people. I really don't care about the space of rear seat. The power is great and also it's fuel economy. It's perfect for young people, I enjoy the driving so much.