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Mercedes-Benz GLA

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
Essentially a raised hatchback 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 power delivery is uneven. This makes the GLA feel lethargic at first, then power comes on abruptly. Handling is nimble, but the ride is stiff and the cabin is loud. Visibility, particularly to the rear, is poor, and headroom is snug. Available safety features include forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot warning. A front-wheel-drive version and a high-performance 375-hp GLA45 are available. The infotainment system is complicated and takes time to master but now features compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
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2015-2017
2015 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz GLA 2017
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
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2016 $23,550 - $25,650 $20,030 - $22,030
2015 $22,150 - $34,575 $18,600 - $30,300