Here are 5 Things to Know about the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.
1. Mercedes may market it as an SUV, but it?s really just a hatchback version of the CLA sedan with some additional ground clearance. As such, it doesn?t have that elevated SUV seating position, and both back seat and trunk space are negligible.
2. It has the same sluggish throttle response and wonky automatic transmission as the CLA. It?s hard to drive smoothly.
3 It has sharp handling and a tight turning circle, but the ride is overly firm and crashy.
4. There are two versions: the GLA250 with its 208-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and the GLA45 AMG with a 355 hp version of the same engine.
5. It has more standard safety features than most luxury SUVs.