The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds Test Drives the 2021 Mercedes A220
Thursday on Sunrise LBK with Dave King and Tom Collins, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Tom to talk about his test drive of the week, incentives on cars, how to share the road with 18-wheelers, as well as other auto industry news.
This week The Car Pro was test driving the 2021 Mercedes A220, Mercedes "compact sedan" model. Jerry started the discussion by saying that this is the smallest Mercedes they make, although it doesn't look all that small, and that it is what you might call an "entry level Mercedes," if such a thing can exist. The A220 is in its 3rd year, and hasn't changed all that much besides a few upgrades.
Reynolds explained that, while this car is relatively small, it is still a Mercedes. "You can tell it when you drive it. You can tell when you get inside and look around at the quality of the interior, and the layout of the dash, and the gauges and that sort of thing," Jerry said, going on to say that nice craftmanship is what Mercedes is known for. Reynolds went on to say say that it drives like a German car with it being a little tight, meaning you have to hit corners really well, and that these are meant to be "drivers cars". Additionally, the back seat is a little tight, and there is not a ton of trunk space, but you do get 39 miles to the gallon on the highway. The car has a price of $42,000, which Jerry says is worth every penny, and kind of interesting considering he has seen Camrys sell at auctions lately for $38-39,000.
Reynolds also talked about his website carprousa.com. The story that Jerry highlighted this week was Car Pro Advice: Sharing the Road With 18-Wheelers. Jerry said that this is a story he's been wanting to write for a while because there are a lot of bad accidents with 18-wheelers these days, and he provides data in the story that shows just that.
Read more stories at carprousa.com and listen to the full interview in the audio above.