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2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA

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$33,142 — $42,606 USED
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Sport Utility
5 Seats
25 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 2 reviews

The Good

  • Sufficient power in GLA250
  • Expert handling in GLA45 AMG
  • Intuitive multimedia controller
  • Generous standard safety features
  • Fuel efficiency

The Bad

  • Visibility
  • Modest cargo area
  • Areas of inconsistent cabin quality
  • No reclining backseat
  • Peaky, uneven power in GLA45 AMG
2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA
  • Five-seat crossover
  • 208-hp, turbo four-cylinder (GLA250)
  • 355-hp, turbo four-cylinder (GLA45 AMG)
  • FWD or AWD
  • standard AWD in GLA45 AMG
  • Keyless start standard
  • Power driver's seat and power liftgate standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The performance version of the Mercedes-Benz GLA has unique front styling and exterior trim, and it gets 147 horsepower more from the same 2.0-liter engine used in other models. It comes with standard 19-inch wheels and tires.
What's Special

  • 355-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • AMG sport suspension
  • AMG brakes
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available AMG performance front seats
  • Available carbon fiber trim

Here's info on the regular GLA-Class:

The GLA-Class crossover SUV is unmistakably Mercedes, with an upright front end, bold grille and the brand's star badge prominently showcased. It comes as the GLA250 with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. A high-performance GLA45 AMG version comes with a 355 hp version of that engine and standard all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.
New for 2016
Keyless start and dual-zone climate control are now standard. The multimedia system gets a larger display (7 inches instead of 5.8), a new media interface and pre-wiring for Garmin Map Pilot. The available backup camera can now show a 180-degree view.
Significant Standard Features

  • 208-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Power liftgate
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Forward collision warning with autonomous braking
  • Driver drowsiness monitor
  • Re...
Vehicle Overview

The performance version of the Mercedes-Benz GLA has unique front styling and exterior trim, and it gets 147 horsepower more from the same 2.0-liter engine used in other models. It comes with standard 19-inch wheels and tires.
What's Special

  • 355-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • AMG sport suspension
  • AMG brakes
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available AMG performance front seats
  • Available carbon fiber trim

Here's info on the regular GLA-Class:

The GLA-Class crossover SUV is unmistakably Mercedes, with an upright front end, bold grille and the brand's star badge prominently showcased. It comes as the GLA250 with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. A high-performance GLA45 AMG version comes with a 355 hp version of that engine and standard all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.
New for 2016
Keyless start and dual-zone climate control are now standard. The multimedia system gets a larger display (7 inches instead of 5.8), a new media interface and pre-wiring for Garmin Map Pilot. The available backup camera can now show a 180-degree view.
Significant Standard Features

  • 208-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Power liftgate
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Forward collision warning with autonomous braking
  • Driver drowsiness monitor
  • Required in all new cars: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Leather upholstery
  • Backup camera
  • Navigation system
  • Heated front seats
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Automated parking system

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
2 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

Impressive.

by CharlieB from Odessa Tx on September 18, 2017

Great vehicle for running around town. I would consider this vehicle as a second car for my dad to day business. I would recommend this vehicle to my friends. Read full review

(5.0)

Performance Multitasker

by No Boring Cars from Denver, Colorado on April 27, 2016

I just finished the 1000 mile break-in period by doing a road trip and business meeting. So, I have limited mileage. However, I have found the car to be everything I wanted. I wanted a multitask ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mercedes-Benz

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The AMG GLA received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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