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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
MSRP Range $32,500-$34,500 Trims2 Combined MPG 27-29 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Our Take

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-per... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 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

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in October 2014 about the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. As luxury brands wage a battle royale for mini-SUV shoppers, Mercedes-Benz offers a featherweight fighter in the new GLA-Class. ... Read full review for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 2 reviews

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Anticipation

by Parker from ohio on April 18, 2016

Ordered it from Germany. Expect it mid June. Will advise .Styling and test drive were great. Reputation speaks for itself. Comfort and technology at a premium.

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.


Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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