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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

$33,950 — $35,950 MSRP
SUV
5 Seats
27 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 1 reviews

The Good

  • Attractive design
  • High-quality interior
  • Lots of available technology
  • Performance potential (AMG GLA 45)

The Bad

  • Gets very expensive, very quickly
  • Extremely cramped backseat
  • Limited headroom
  • Difficult entry and exit
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Two engine options, automatic transmissions only
  • High-performance AMG GLA 45 available
  • AMG variant has unique interior and exterior styling

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class?

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a subcompact luxury SUV that seats up to five people. It comes with a standard 208-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.

What's New on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class?

There are no significant changes this year.

What Features in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Are Most Important?

Automatic emergency braking is an important active safety feature, and it's standard on the GLA-Class. Standard convenience features include a power liftgate, dual-zone air conditioning and keyless start. Options include a panoramic moonroof, blind spot warning and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

Should I Buy the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class?

If you're looking for a stylish small SUV, the GLA-Class delivers, but its small footprint contributes to difficult entry and exit, limited headroom and a cramped backseat. Among key competitors, the BMW X1 is roomier. 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Exterior Styling
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Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

Sleek Styoing and effficinet layout

by JH from Fort Worth, TX on November 7, 2018

Compact SUV as only Mercedes Can make them. Sharp looking, practical, luxurious and reliable. Fun to drive but not a road beast! Well laid out interior Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has not been tested.

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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 GLA 250 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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