2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

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$32,850

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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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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

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 review: Our expert's take


What it is: The GLA-Class subcompact 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 engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. A high-performance AMG GLA45 version comes with a 375-horsepower version of that engine and standard all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.


 


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The instrument cluster has been updated, and the available Multimedia Package gets a larger 8-inch screen. Android Auto smartphone connectivity is newly available.

Significant Standard Features
  • 208-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Front-wheel drive 
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Power liftgate
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Driver drowsiness monitor
  • Required in all new cars: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
Significant Available Features
  • All-wheel drive
  • Leather upholstery
  • Backup camera
  • Navigation system
  • Heated front seats
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Automated parking system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Lane departure warning 
AMG GLA45
The performance version of the GLA has unique front styling and exterior trim, and it gets 167 hp more from the same 2.0-liter engine used in other GLAs. It comes with standard 19-inch wheels and tires. 
 
What’s Special
  • 375-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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

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.

4.7

Peppy, Fast Car with Beautiful Styling

I love the styling on this car. It's beautiful on the outside and inside. It's also fast, with a 204 horse power turbo engine. So it's fun to drive.

5.0

The best car l have driven to date

the car is a perfect example of a machine l was looking for. I am not a fan of big cars that's why l chose this one. there is enough leg room and I love the way it takes off. I enjoy the easy Bluetooth connection and also the 2 USB ports available.

See all 60 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
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
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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