The GLA is one of the two entry-level SUVs in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. While it shares its platform with the GLB, the smaller GLA is sportier-looking than its boxy sibling and, significantly, it is a major improvement over the flawed first-generation GLA, which had a cramped interior and a stiff ride. This is a solid, quiet, well appointed, and fuel-efficient SUV that is available with either front- or all-wheel drive.
Mercedes-Benz GLA Road Test

The GLA is one of the two entry-level SUVs in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. While it shares its platform with the GLB, the smaller GLA is sportier-looking than its boxy sibling and, significantly, it is a major improvement over the flawed first-generation GLA, which had a cramped interior and a stiff ride.

This is a solid, quiet, well appointed, and fuel-efficient SUV that is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. However, it also employs the same convoluted connectivity and infotainment features found in other Mercedes-Benz models.

The GLA’s turbo four-cylinder engine delivers both strong, swift acceleration and impressive fuel economy. However, power delivery isn’t very even. During occasional rolling stops, we experienced initial hesitation followed by a surge of power. Fuel economy is commendable at 27 mpg overall.

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We would opt for the all-wheel-drive version for buyers in regions other than the Sun Belt. If you live in an area where it gets below freezing with regularity, then add the optional heated seats and steering wheel. In addition, the Premium package is a worthy option for the convenience of keyless...
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