Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz, and make it an A250 Sport while you’re at it. The compact car handles like a champ and stands out amidst its A-Class peers. A recent face-lift resulted in all-wheel drive and a new, 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that generates a stellar 214 hp. Paired up with that engine is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Specs aside, you knew it was one of the best small cars as soon as you saw the words “Mercedes-Benz”.