2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Jupiter Red
MSRP
$32,218 - $56,762
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
23 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
208-375
Seats
5

How 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Ranks In Its Class

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  By Experts
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  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.5Comfort 4.3Styling 4.5Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is the smallest and most affordable SUV in the German automaker's lineup, slotting below the GLC. While it doesn't have the plush cruising manners of its bigger brother, this luxury-compact-crossover SUV has agile handling and offers a full roster of active safety and driver-assistance systems.

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Models & Trims

GLA 250 $32,218 - $36,593
Horsepower: 208 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
AMG GLA 45 $51,041 - $56,762
Horsepower: 375 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.69
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1 star
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My vehicle is a great crossover for someone looking for a good in between.

The performance of the car is beautiful. It drives smoothly. It is good on gas. It is a bit too compact for my liking and could be compared to having the space of a sedan. The options in it are convenient and new. carplay is a great for keeping track of your music, texts, navigation, etc. All while not being too distracted on the road.

Sarah A
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Head turning, jaw dropping beautiful!

Very reliable, no problems so far, smooth riding, luxurious, compact but comfortable. Trunk space is deceiving, it appears small but holds a lot. Sporty, large display screen, head turning, mouth dropping elegant vehicle. Classy. If you are thinking about getting this model think no more, get it, you will not regret it.

Katrina F
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Amazing car with great qualities.

It is automatic and great with gas. Supports carplay as well and has built in navigation. I have no problems with it. I only dislike that it is not as big as I need it to be. It could have more trunk space. But altogether a great vehicle. I love the speed and smoothness.

Jordan W
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$32,218 - $36,593
$51,041 - $56,762

Horsepower

Horsepower
208 (hp)
375 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L I
2.0L I
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Standard
Standard

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 (in.)
41.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 - 40 (in.)
40 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
27.3 - 33.9 (in.)
27.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.2 - 38.4 (in.)
38.2 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/45WR19
P235/40YR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 (in.)
106.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 (ft.)
38.9 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
71 (in.)
71 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3296 - 3428 (.lbs)
3457 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
208 (hp)
375 (hp)

Torque

Torque
258 (ft. lbs.)
350 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.8 (gal.)
14.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags *
  • mbrace Emergency Sos *
  • Active Brake Assist *
  • Emergency Sos *
  • Collision Prevention Assist Plus *
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • mbrace Connect *
  • BabySmart Childseat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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