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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

173.9” x 60”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

  • Visibility
  • Modest cargo area
  • Inconsistent cabin quality
  • No reclining backseat
  • Peaky, uneven power in AMG GLA45

2 trims

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Our 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • 208-hp, turbo four-cylinder (GLA250)
  • 375-hp, turbo four-cylinder (AMG GLA45)
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Keyless start standard
  • Power liftgate standard

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5
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Most recent consumer reviews


Our GLA 250 was worth the $$$

After purchasing our GLA 250, 5 yrs ago, 1; our long distance travel includes -to date- 5 times (LA/PHX) - in addition to several "local" trips(Midwest w/o a single problem! 2; We have yet to switch from "E" to "S" - since 'she' already acts as an "Italian" sports car on "E"! "Drawback" 1: Our initial concern was the more expensive hi-grade gas (91/93). However, we do get 31 mpg on combined city/hi-way driving. 2: A trifle too tight for luggage at long distance trvl and/or transporting i.e. skis.


Fuel Flap

Fuel Flap gets stuck. Scary experience. Had to pry flap open in order to get gas. Now I have to get a new flap because it will not stay closed. 😢


Running very well for over 5 months now

This car met my needs in gas, comfort and durability. I haven't had any problem with the car so far, ever since I purchased it.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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