Essentially a raised wagon version of the CLA sedan, the GLA performed better in our tests than its sibling.
It got 26-mpg overall from the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder.
But the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is unrefined and, combined with the engine's turbo lag, makes the GLA feel lethargic despite its quick acceleration times.
Handling is fairly agile, but the ride is stiff, and the cabin is loud.
Visibility, particularly to the rear, is poor.
Standard safety features include a radar-based collision-prevention system.
Autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and lane assist are optional.
A front-drive version and a high-performance 375-hp GLA45 are available.