Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz GLA

About Mercedes-Benz GLA

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is the smallest and most affordable SUV in the German automaker's lineup, slotting below the GLC. The GLA is among a wave of entry-level luxury-crossover SUVs such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Infiniti QX30 that have struck a chord with buyers thanks to their relative affordability, premium amenities, SUV-like utility and higher seating position. Like those rivals, the GLA looks more akin to a stylish, taller hatchback than a traditional SUV, but this baby Mercedes is agile and does offer all-wheel drive and even an off-road package for venturing off-pavement. The GLA 250 also has a look-alike, the hotted-up AMG GLA 45 with 375 horsepower and race-carlike reflexes. (See separate review.)

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
What's new for 2018?
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes freshened the GLA for 2018 with new front and rear treatments, and an interior update that includes a larger 8-inch high-res center screen. The standard power tailgate gets a hands-free open/close option, and Android Auto support joins Apple CarPlay phone integration.

  • Expert Rating: 8.6
  • Consumers Rating: 7.8
  • MPG 24|33
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA

For 2017, the Mercedes-Benz GLA gains Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while a new, thinner 8-inch display screen is part of the Multimedia package. New standard features include Dynamic Select suspension and a revised dash.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA
What's new for 2016?
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA

For 2016, the GLA250 gains keyless start, dual-zone climate control, Dynamic Select drive modes and an upgraded infotainment system. Keyless Go is added to the Premium package, while the GLA45 AMG gains a new Dynamic Plus package option. The GLA’s rearview camera has been improved to provide a 180-degree viewing angle.

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Consumer Reviews

PERFORMANCE, SAFETY, LOOKS & SUPERB CUSTOMER SERV

By on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 24,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, excellent mileage, gorgeous looks"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've had my 2015 GLA for over a year. I drove it across country and back three weeks after purchasing. It is just a pleasure to drive - handling like a sports car, with interior comfort, great on gas mileage with plenty of room. The exterior/interior are gorgeous. The features are so easy to use - navigation etc. Mercedes Benz customer service is unbeatable. I feel I'm taken care of in every way possible through Embrace, road service, etc. I don't feel like "oh you bought your car, now good luck." When I drive this car I feel confident that if I needed help, I'd get it right away. Everyone compliments me on this vehicle."

88 people out of 93 found this review helpful

Practical with a bit of excitement thrown in

By on Friday, January 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great small family SUV"

Cons: "options are expensive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have had my GLA250 4matic for little over 4 months now and am extremely satisfied with it. Compared to BMW X1 and Audi Q3 which were my options when i decided to get my vehicle, the GLA definitely stood out in terms of looks and seating comfort. The interior ergonomics are fairly simple. Doesn't take too long to get used to all the buttons in the cabin. Something which i was not expecting when i bought this was the punch the engine packs when you floor it. I have taken it on multiple long drives in all the different weather conditions and the drive comfort remains the same. Compared to other SUV's i have driven, this corners more like a sport sedan and makes it extremely fun to push around on curvy roads. The only negative i have is that Mercedes does not offer too many standard options on the car. Like a rear view camera was part of a expensive option for me! But i guess that is a cost you pay to buy into the brand."

37 people out of 42 found this review helpful

Comfort, power and looks

By on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,100

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Looks, comfort, power and mpg"

Cons: "little noisy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My wife and I love the GLA 250. Are choice was down to the BMW xi, the Audi Q3 and the GlA. The rides on all three were very good, but the GLA was much better looking both interior and exterior; it looks luxury. Most sedan seats are too low; the GLA sits much higher and is very comfortable; this was very important to us. That is why we didn't purchase the Mercedes 250. The mpg we are getting is 27 city and between 32 to 36 highway.The car has plenty of power and sufficient cargo space."

37 people out of 43 found this review helpful

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