What newer makes and models should my mum consider to replace her Mercedes-Benz A-Class with?

My mum is looking to replace the 2007 Mercedes-Benz A-Class that she's had for 7 years. She likes the higher up seating in her current car and is not interested in the latest model with low down seating. She would also like a heated windscreen that's easy to demist and heated seats. Do you have any recommendations for something to replace this with, 2-4 years old, or newer if necessary. All makes considered - brands that are of interest to her are Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Audi, and I am quite keen on Honda and Toyota.

Asked on 5 February 2017 by mushroomluigi

Answered by Honest John
Hyundai ix20 or KIA Venga. Possibly also the new Suzuki Ignis or the Ford B-Max. Smallest Audi that's a bit higher off the ground is the new A2, from around £20,000. Toyota dropped the Yaris based Verso S.
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