2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 consumer reviews

$33,400 starting MSRP
side view of 2018 GLA 250 Mercedes-Benz
82% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.4
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This car looks good for the money, but it has several shortcomings. The most disappointing features relate to driver settings resetting every time the car is started. If you turn the Eco Start/Stop setting off, it does not stay off...which is essentially the same as the radio defaulting to smooth jazz when the car is started, regardless of what station you left it on. The Eco Start/Stop setting is a huge pain when you live in Texas because the AC compressor stops when this mode kicks in (which is AWESOME when the heat index is 108). When the Eco Start/Stop engages, it also feels like the car has stalled and allows the car to actually roll backwards. If you are pulling into heavy traffic and need to car to be responsive, it's downright dangerous. This setting issue also applies to the Dynamic setting choices for steering. Yes, you have the option to select individual settings, such as sport steering...but you will have to do it EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU START THE CAR. These two settings alone are maddening enough that I am going to trade the car back in after only a month. If you DO purchase this car, do NOT neglect to get the Keyless Go system. If you do, you will be digging your keys out every time you enter and exit the car. Also, be sure to double check that the car has a built in garage door opener...I was shocked to find that missing when I got home (because, seriously, who can afford a Mercedes and doesn't have a garage?!?).


Great crossover model

This car has a luxury feel and very smooth ride. It also has the features of a small SUV with plenty of room and storage space.


Love it

My first Mercedes-Benz and I love the way it handles. For a Mercedes it seems to be a value for the price but most tech items are options. There is no spare tire or jack (options) but if you are OK with that so be it.


Unbelievable car

I love , Love my car ! Had a series E before but this is my favorite by far! Excellent veiculo! Great price! I will keep this one forever!


Unreal for the price!!

My wife and I absolutely love everything about this vehicle. We take it everywhere. We live in Texas and, as many know, Texas is really big with several highways. We get at least 33 mpg on every trip of any distance and average 29 combined driving. I haven?t noticed any lag in the transmission as is commonly stated in reviews. It has been the perfect pre-retirement car. We follow our high school and college athletes everywhere, every week!


Fun Car to drive

Lots of power for 2 liter engine. like the auto stop feature. 360 view and tail gate open features are nice and practical. LED lights are very nice


Comfortable/ Excellent MPG

We very much like our 2016 GLA. I would be perfect except for the wind noise around the doors. Seats are comfortable for long trips (unlike the Audi A3 this replaced) It is NOT and SUV. If you want a truck ,buy a truck. This is in reality a hatchback AWD Car. Handles well rides good (once you get rid of the run flat tires). Plenty of power. We average 29 MPG overall. But gets a high as 32 on pure highway.


My First Mercedes Benz

Great looking vehicle, very stylish, fun to drive and really good gas mileage. I love my new GLA 250 and look forward to driving it for many years to come.


I am extremely disappointed with this car..

How can they use SUV on a car that is just that, a car. I had Lexus SUV's for ten years and because they claimed such great mileage, which was an absolute lie, I am stuck with this car.


Very comfortable and reliable

This vehicle is very practical for commuting the family around town and making it easy for parking. This car also has plenty of power to have a little fun with and it has all the new bells and whistle?s and make it convenient for driving