Very nice car. Attractive look. People told me a number of times " what is nice car". You rarely hear for average car. Back seat is good enough. I have two kids (9 and 4) and checked car seat first. Fits nicely. Cargo is ok. Mileage is outstanding (26.8 after 1 year - 9000 miles, mostly city). Highway - around 32 mpg.
My only disappointment was you cannot switch permanently from eco to sport mode etc. Eco is defolt and you need to switch it every time if you would like to do it (finally I was lazy enough to do it and currently drive in eco mode). No complains.
Generally, this car is just basic. Nothing too exciting. The ECO drive feature is dangerous and unusable in the city. It frequently just revs when the accelerator is depressed in the ECO mode, until suddenly the accelerator kicks in. I have narrowly missed being in several accidents and no longer use ECO ever.
In general the car does not have much punch, accelerates slowly. We previously had a BMW 550, I know- apples and oranges, still it's disappointing.
Finally, the headrests on the front seats are poorly designed. I am 5'4", an average height for women and the headrest is too high in its lowest setting. I have developed chronic neck pain from these seats.
It is easy to park in the city, especially with the rear cameras.
I do wish it had keyless entry for safety reasons.
And it's cliche but there really is nowhere to put a purse. The console between the front seats has the dial to control the functions panel and it frequently gets bumped by my purse, arm etc. suddenly changing functions such as radio station etc.
250 4 matic sport package.
Pros: great looking car, fun to drive, good mpg's, stylish interior, 4 year warranty w/ roadside assistance included, safety features, coldest air conditioning I have ever felt and lastly with awd option it goes through any weather condition in style ; )
Cons: price with all the options, back seat leg room for taller passengers and suspension is a little stiff on bumpy roads.
Overall I'm very pleased with my GLA.
My wife and I looked at a lot of suv's and cars before buying our gla. It wasn't the cheapest or the most spacious but what it's defidtly not, is the same boring car or gas guzzling monster suv you see everywhere . It's a head turner and it shares the same heritage as the most exspensive Mercedes. If you listen to all the rhetoric from every critic on the net you'll never feel secure buying anything. You won't be disappointed if you buy one.
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA250 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
I bought this GLA 250 4 Matic on September14th 2015 . It was my dream to own a mercedez , but unfortunately the next day after delivery of this vehicle I found noice in the front axil while I turn the vehicle to left or right side.I took the vehicle back to the seller and they found that the front axil is defective. They ordered for replacement , But I don't know how long will it take to get them here.My question is how could the one of top rated mercedez cold deliver such defective vehicles out of factory! I am really disappointed. So my advise to new buyers of this vehicle is that , please double check the axil before you take the delivery of this vehicle otherwise you may not notice the problem until the the warranty is over. I didn't even drive 200 km after purchase. I live in British virgin Islands, Carribbean.