2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Mercedes-Benz GLA Model Overview

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Key Features

  • Starting at $41,850 MSRP*
  • 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo (221 horsepower / 258 lb-ft of torque) with 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and your choice of Front-Wheel Drive or 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with new-generation Voice Control
  • Optional Burmester® Surround Sound System
  • Standard 10.25-inch Digital Instrument Cluster & 10.25-inch Touchscreen Multimedia Display
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Adaptive Braking Technology with Hill-Start Assist and brake HOLD feature
  • Rear Seats with 7-Stage Inclination and Forward/Backward Adjustment

Mercedes-Benz GLA

About the Mercedes-Benz GLA

Although it’s the smallest member of the growing Mercedes-Benz SUV family, the GLA offers the same proven performance, premium luxury, and cutting-edge technology as its larger siblings. In an effort to bolster its already popular appeal, the GLA offers expanded interior space while maintaining its compact platform. Every corner of its seductive design has been painstakingly crafted to capture the attention of bystanders as you arrive. Without compromising on efficiency, the potent 2.0-liter turbocharged engine also offers increased power compared to the previous generation of GLA. Step inside the cabin and you’ll find yourself surrounded with advanced tech features to help you stay both connected to your social network and better protected from the unexpected on the roadways. In every aspect, the Mercedes-Benz GLA remains the benchmark for which all other compact luxury crossovers try to emulate.

What the Critics Say


Yes, the Mercedes-Benz GLA is a good luxury subcompact SUV. It’s easy to live with day to day, thanks in part to satisfying acceleration, good fuel economy, and a balanced ride. Throw in a slick infotainment system and comfortable seating, and it emerges as a fine overall package.” — U.S. News & World Report


The smallest and most affordable offering in the vast Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup is the GLA-Class. This small and spunky crossover does a great job embodying the elegance of the Mercedes-Benz brand in the form of a subcompact SUV. The interior is luxurious and roomy for its size, and it’s packed with modern technology that’s easy to use.” — Kelley Blue Book


What’s New for 2024

Shoppers will be excited to learn all about the wide range of improvements and updates to the compact Mercedes-Benz GLA for the 2024 model year. Visual changes include new LED headlights and a redesigned rear fascia featuring new taillights as well, giving the GLA a more premium look than last year’s model. Under the hood, the GLA gains a new mild hybrid system that boosts efficiency. Finally, the GLA now comes standard with previously optional features including a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, high beam assist, Parking package, Mirror package, and Keyless GO package for 2024.

Mercedes-Benz GLA Features

Mercedes-Benz GLA Performance

Proven Performance

Beneath the chiseled hood of the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 lies a 2.0L Inline-4 turbocharged engine which produces an impressive 13 additional horsepower compared to the previous variant. For the ultimate in control across the entire spectrum of road surface conditions, the GLA can also be equipped with the legendary 4MATIC® permanent all-wheel drive system featuring fully variable torque distribution as an option. Using the available DYNAMIC SELECT switch, the driver is able to customize the drive characteristics of the all-wheel drive system. Included as standard on GLA 4MATIC® models, the Off-Road Engineering Package includes specialized tuning to help you conquer rugged terrain. To help the driver judge these tricky off-road maneuvers properly, an animation of the driving situation can be projected on the media display for a realistic presentation of gradient and inclination angle.

Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior

Luxurious Interior

Balancing contemporary design with an influx of advanced tech features, the upscale interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA offers a welcoming environment to both drivers and passengers. Positioned in the center of the dashboard, a total of five ventilation outlets feature a high-quality turbine look with meticulously designed air guidance vanes. A height-adjustable load floor adds versatility by helping you carry bulky or oversized cargo. Standard MB-Tex seats provide the perfect blend of comfort and durability inside the GLA. With an added focus on utility and comfort, the rear seats inside the GLA can be optionally adjusted by 5.5 inches. A power rear liftgate makes it easier than ever to access the cargo area.

Mercedes-Benz GLA Technology

Innovative Technology

Standard across the GLA model range is the intuitively operated MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). This sophisticated infotainment system includes high-definition displays, customizable menus, a full-color head-up display, navigation with augmented reality, learning software, and voice controls. Using just the sound of your voice, a simple “Hey, Mercedes” command prompt lets you access a wealth of vehicle functionality and information without taking your eyes off of the road ahead of you. Ambient interior lighting lets you customize the atmosphere inside the cabin of the Mercedes-Benz GLA to reflect your mood.

Mercedes-Benz GLA Safety

Groundbreaking Safety

Driving a Mercedes-Benz GLA means that you’ll always be protected from the unexpected thanks to a collection of groundbreaking driver-assistive safety features. Examples of standard safety technologies include Active Brake Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST®, Blind Spot Assist, Rearview Camera, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. For even more confidence, the available Driver Assistance Package includes Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®F, Active Steering Assist, and PRE-SAFE® PLUS which helps prepare the occupants prior to an imminent collision. Optional Speed Limit Assist relies on a monitor to keep tabs on your driving speed, especially in reduced speed zones. Active Blind Spot Assist, a component within the Driver Assistance Package, also has the ability to react to vehicles in your blind spot with active braking intervention.


Trims & Specs

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV

GLA 250 SUV

  • Starting at $41,850 MSRP*
  • 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine with 8G-DCT 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Active Brake Assist with adaptive braking technology
  • Power front seats with 3-position memory and MB-Tex upholstery
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display
Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC®

GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV

  • Starting at $43,850 MSRP*
  • 4MATIC® all-wheel drive with Off-Road Engineering Package
  • Available Panorama roof
  • Heated windshield washer system with rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  • Optional Burmester Surround Sound System

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (also referred to as “MSRP”, “Base MSRP”, “Base Price” or the “Starting At” price), excludes destination/delivery charge, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees, and total of options.

**Burmester® is a registered trademark of Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH, Berlin, Germany