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Mercedes-Benz GLA

Price $42,400 – $60,500
Fuel consumption 7.2 – 11.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 77%(view ratings)
The GLA is the smallest and most affordable member of the Mercedes-Benz family of SUVs and crossovers. In addition to a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 221 horsepower, the base GLA 250 4MATIC benefits from a refined and fully independent suspension, not to mention an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. A panoramic sunroof also comes standard. AMG GLA 35 4MATIC and AMG GLA 45 4MATIC+ models are available if you like performance.

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First Drives2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: The SUV Evolution
When it was first introduced back in 2014, the Mercedes-Benz GLA was the automotive embodiment of a bipolar disorder. It wasn’t really an SUV, and it wasn’t really a wagon, either. The next generation currently arriving in dealerships across the country fixes that. We’re now talking about a proper small …
BlogSmall Luxury SUVs with All-wheel Drive: Fashionable!
Subcompact luxury sport-utility vehicles, equipped with all-wheel drive, fulfill the important need of safely hauling the family, but also allow consumers to look good in an upscale vehicle. The subcompact SUV segment has grown in popularity over the past few years, and new models keep being added to the market.
Test Drives2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC: Just The Badge, Please
If you want to hit an automotive home-run, then you need to swing for the fences - not move the fences closer to home plate and hope that no one else notices. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC lacks the finesse to compete on the same playing field as other luxury …
BlogMercedes-Benz’s 2015 Line of SUVs: A Complete Family
Mercedes-Benz is known for the quality of its luxury vehicles, and the company’s managers have made a point of ensuring the brand covers nearly all categories in the market. A quick browse through our website will give you an idea of how broad their product line has become. Sedans, wagons, …
First Drives2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Practical or Sporty?
Last year, Mercedes-Benz launched the CLA, a sedan sold for under $40,000. It was such a success that it sold out in several markets. The CLA’s second-place finish in our comparison of luxury compacts in the 2015 edition of Le Guide de l’auto (Quebec’s leading automobile publication) proves that its …
Spotlight onWe Are Driving The Mercedes-Benz GLA This Week
Since the launch of the Mercedes-Benz CLA (the recently released entry-level car from the manufacturer), we knew that its chassis would soon underpin a new small vehicle set to become the brand’s offering in the luxury compact SUV segment. This new vehicle is the GLA (pronounced G-L-A, not ‘’Glah’’). Two …
Spotlight on2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA: We're Driving It This Week!
Today, all the luxury brands are offering new compact models in an attempt to attract new customers. As of summer 2014, Mercedes-Benz will be pitting its new GLA against the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and others. Built on the same platform as the Mercedes-Benz A Class, B Class and the …

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RecallsMercedes-Benz Canada Recalls 40,000 Vehicles for 3 Separate Issues
Mercedes-Benz has just announced three separate recall campaigns affecting a little more than 40,000 vehicles across Canada. The largest one involves the power steering control unit, which may corrode over time and fail, making driving more difficult and potentially dangerous. The problem seems to be limited to areas of heavy …
News2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 is Back With a 382-hp Engine
Last December, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the second-generation 2021 GLA sub-compact crossover in base GLA 250 trim (221 horsepower) and high-performance AMG GLA 35 variant (302 horsepower). Now, meet their evil twin: the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC+. With an output of up to 382 horsepower, the all-new 2.0-litre engine from Mercedes-AMG …
New Models2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Gets Bigger, Racier and Safer
The second-generation 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA was unveiled today as the fifth member in the German automaker’s new compact lineup and a sporty brother of the functional GLB . While just a bit shorter than its predecessor, the new GLA is 10 centimetres taller resulting in more headroom at the front …
NewsStudy: These are the Best Multimedia Systems of 2019
When it comes to infotainment and multimedia systems, some automakers understand precisely what today’s car buyers want and need, while others either stick to outdated technology and interfaces or try to do too much and end up confusing users. Evaluating the best systems out there is not an exact science, …
Newscar2go brings New Mercedes-Benz vehicles to Montreal
car2go, the largest, fastest-growing one-way carsharing service in the world, announced that starting Thursday, August 10, its 50,000-plus Montreal members can start driving new all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA four-door five passenger vehicles. The first of over 100 new Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles make their debut on the …
Detroit2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Subtle Changes
At the Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz presented revised 2018 GLA subcompact SUV. By the way, did you know we no longer say GLA-Class or GLS-Class? The “Class” designation is now reserved for models bearing only one letter, such as the B-Class, the E-Class and the S-Class. Introduced in 2013, it …
NewsMercedes-AMG's Smallest Vehicles Will Be Even Faster
AMG’s smallest vehicles, the CLA45 and GLA45 are already ridiculously fast; with 355 horsepower coming from a 2-litre four-cylinder, they can reach 100 km/h from a standstill in less than 5 seconds, which is impressive for such a small car. For 2016, it seems that AMG’s mad scientists decided that …

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Review: 2015 Mercedes GLA-Class
“Entry-level” and Mercedes aren't exactly synonymous with one another. As the brand demonstrated with its CLA-Class sedan—er, “coupe,” as Mercedes calls it—last year, this “affordable luxury” thing may actually be catching on. Brad Diamond was in Vermont for the launch of the Mercedes GLA-Class to see if the all-new crossover …
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Two versions are available: First of all, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 starts at $37,200. It comes with 4MATIC all-wheel drive and a 208 horsepower turbocharged inline-four. For more performance, it is possible to step up to the GLA 45 AMG, which offers 355 horsepower out of an upgraded version of …
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA Teaser
At the 2013 Frankfurt auto show, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its latest new model, the GLA-Class, a compact SUV (or possibly a wagon), which goes head-to-head with the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.