Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLA

Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLA

About Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLA

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 is the wild-child brother of the standard GLA 250 compact SUV (see separate review). Though they look like twins, the AMG GLA couldn't be more different in attitude, mission and price. For the uninitiated, AMG is the performance division of Mercedes, and it was born to turn existing models into firecrackers. In the GLA's case, that means stroking a turbocharged 4-cylinder to an incredible 375 horsepower, which grants 4.3-second 0-60-mph bursts. Upgrades also come to the transmission, all-wheel-drive system, suspension and other hardware. While the standard GLA faces rivals like the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, the AMG GLA has its own seat at the table. At over $51,000, the AMG GLA's niche nature is also reflected in its price premium.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLA
What's new for 2018?
2018 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLA

As with the standard model, the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 gets a freshening for 2018 like restyled front and rear aesthetics, and updated instrument cluster with new number design. A 360-degree camera is available, as is Android Auto compatibility.

  • Expert Rating: 8.6
  • Consumers Rating: 7.8
  • MPG 22|28
2017 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLA
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG 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 Mercedes-AMG GLA
What's new for 2016?
2016 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG 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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