2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV
- Starting at $34,250 MSRP*
- Standard 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine with 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
- 24 city / 33 hwy MPG** with ECO-START®/STOP system
- Rearview Camera
- Central controller and 8-inch color display
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers
- 14-way power front seats with memory
- Ambient interior lighting
About the Mercedes-Benz GLA
Breaking the mold for compact luxury crossover segment, the GLA has the style of a luxury sedan with the shape and power of a luxury SUV. The GLA has many features on the interior and exterior that make it a must-have for a driver with quality and space in mind. The GLA 250 4MATIC SUV comes with AWD which gives the best control in any weather condition. The GLA can fit any driving habit with a multimode drive program selector on the dashboard that gives four driving modes: ECO, Comfort, Sport and an Individual mode that lets you make your own driving mode. The GLA has an array of available driving, parking, and brake assist features which provide the driver with both confidence and comfort. The interior is a lavish set up with standard MB-Tex upholstery with a soft leather-like feel or upgrade to the supple feel of genuine leather upholstery. The GLA is well-suited for the concrete jungle with the power and handling perfect for tight corners, busy avenues and all the amenities inside to escape the outside world.
What the Critics Say
The GLA may be classified as an SUV, but it’s no traditional slab-sided ute. This little Mercedes-Benz crossover SUV combines traits of a hot hatchback with the higher ride height of a sport-utility vehicle.” – Kelley Blue Book
The GLA has deft handling and engaging driving dynamics for a crossover. Its steering is well-weighted, and there’s good feedback from the road. Around corners, the GLA feels planted to the road. If you’re not inclined to whip the car through turns, you’ll at least appreciated its easy maneuverability. It drives like a smaller car, which makes it a good companion for navigating city streets and tight parking lots.” – U.S. News & World Report
What’s New for 2020
The Mercedes-Benz GLA soldiers on into 2020 with no changes from last year’s model. It remains the premier choice for those shopping for a compact luxury crossover.
Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV Features
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA’s standard 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo engine provides a powerful kick with a seven-speed transmission so you can have a greater control of the road. The GLA also has great fuel efficiency with a combined 28 MPG** and a capacity of 13.2 gallons. The GLA also comes with standard electromechanical power steering for faster response through the corners and for making quicker maneuvers at lower speeds, perfect for city terrain. Also available on the GLA is a capable all-wheel drive system for greater confidence on slippery roads. The GLA also has downhill speed regulation which automatically keeps the preset crawl speed on slopes.
The inside of the Mercedes-Benz GLA has a wonderful space for comfort, cargo, and convenience. The GLA seats 5 with 40.2 inches of legroom in the front and 27.1 inches of legroom in the rear. The GLA can store about 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the back and a maximum of 43.6 cubic feet with the rear seats put down. The seats are available with leather upholstery and heated front seats. The GLA comes standard with LED ambient lighting within the interior in unique places like the cupholders and all four door handles to give a personal touch to the interior at night. You’ll never need to worry about the valet, family member or friend changing the seat positions when using your GLA with the 14-way power front seats with 4-way power lumbar support and memory system. The memory system in the front seats can recall up to three stored positions for the seats and the side mirrors for an easier and faster transition of comfort between different drivers. The GLA has an optional panorama roof that offers a great view for passengers in both the front and back. The roof also works as a sunroof and can even tilt up or slide over for greater ventilation and a roomier feel in the cabin.
The inside of the GLA has the elegance and streamlined minimalism you’ve come to enjoy and expect from Mercedes-Benz with a series of buttons and infotainment system that stays in line with the rest of the interior’s aesthetic. An 8-inch color freestanding display placed above the three climate control vents gives the interior a more cohesive look. You can also start your GLA remotely via your smartphone using the Mercedes Me mobile app as well as an optional feature to use Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to connect your smartphone seamlessly to the infotainment system. The GLA is also available with in-car WI-FI so you don’t have to worry about using up your phone’s data on the road and your passengers can use their laptops without having to leave their seats. The GLA’s technological features make everything feel as luxurious as it looks.
The GLA has a series of safety systems in place to make sure nothing can go wrong while on the road or even in your driveway. The GLA has active brake assist, allowing your vehicle to sense nearby objects using radar technology and automatically brake if it determines a collision is imminent. The GLA also comes standard with a rearview camera that displays a 180-degree view behind the car on the 8-inch screen on the console. The feed also has gridlines to help line your vehicle up when you need to back into a narrow space. The GLA has the first system of its kind called Attention Assist® which can chime in with audio or visual alerts to warn you if your driving seems distracted. The system observes up to 70 driving parameters and can notice if you start to feel like you’re drifting off to sleep at the wheel. Technology for the Mercedes-Benz GLA is a benefit inside and out of the cabin.
Trims & Specs
- Starting at $34,250 MSRP*
- Hands-free Bluetooth interface
- SmartKey with Keyless-start
- Active brake assist
- Panorama roof available
- 8-inch free-standing display
GLA 250 4MATIC®
- Starting at $36,250 MSRP*
- 4MATIC AWD
- Attention Assist® Feature
- Available active parking assist technology
- Versatile 4-wheel independent suspension
- Optional Heated Seats
*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.
**EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.