Used 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class SUV


$20,575 - $40,900
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

2015 Highlights

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class compact crossover is an all-new model.


Pros

  • Sporty handling and performance from base model
  • stunning performance from AMG version
  • premium interior materials
  • ample safety features.

Cons

  • Overly firm ride quality
  • abundance of road and wind noise
  • slow responses from the automatic transmission
  • less cargo capacity than most rivals.

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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2015 GLA 250 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Cirrus White Beige MB-Tex leatherette44,891 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250
List:$20,575
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New Inventory!!! Less than 45k miles!!! You don't have to worry about depreciation on this talented GLA 250!!!!.. Spotless!!! Don't bother dreaming about any other SUV!! Move quickly* CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee!! Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Front fog/driving lights, Knee airbags - Driver and passenger, Daytime running lights, Dusk sensing headlights, Rear fog lights, Signal mirrors - Turn signal in mirrors...Other features include: wireless phone connectivity, Power locks, Power windows, Auto-shift manual Transmission, Turbo... We will be glad to transport any car, free of charge, to our Easterns Automotive Group locations in Manassas, Temple Hills, Hyattsville, Laurel, or Baitimore.

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2015 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Mountain Grey Metallic Black leather30,247 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$22,128
Est.Loan: $403/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2015 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Northern Lights Violet Metallic Ash Grey leather29,534 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$26,912
Est.Loan: $490/mo
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Night Black Black leather32,503 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$22,688
Est.Loan: $413/mo
AP Fairfax(2)
16.2 mi away
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$41K MSRP. PREMIUM PACKAGE, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE, PANORAMA MOONROOF, xenon lights, Mercedes illuminated star, heated seats, Harmon Kardon sound, dual zone climate control, rear view camera, satellite radio and much more. At VINS AP we are committed to providing you with an experience that redefines Car-buying by working with non-commissioned sales staff and by completing your purchase in 1 hour or less when your Financing is already arranged. We are so confident in our vehicles that we offer a 48 HOUR, NO QUESTIONS ASKED RETURN POLICY. Come and experience the VINS AP difference!!!

Night Black Black leather47,074 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
Imperial Highline
16.6 mi away
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2015 MERCEDES BENZ GLA250**4MATIC**CLEAN CARFAX**NAVIGATION**PANO ROOF**BLUETOOTH** REVERSE CAMERA**POWER HEATED SEATS**PADDLE SHIFT**AMG WHEELS**HARMAN/KARDON SOUND**POWER LIFTGATE** All Wheel Drive And 100% Backed By A Clean And Clear CARFAX History Report Showing No Accidents Or Odometer Issues Of Any Kind, This 2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250 4Matic Is One Incredible Deal!! Stylish Inside And Out, This Mercedes Comes Loaded Up With A 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine, Automatic Transmission, Factory Voice Guided Navigation System, Power Heated Front Seats With Memory Positioning, Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel With Multifunction Controls And Paddle Shift, Power Sliding Glass Panoramic Sunroof, Dual Zone Climate Control, Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Bluetooth Technology With Live Streaming Media Via Bluetooth Audio, Reverse Camera System, Power Liftgate, Premium AMG Wheels And More! Superior Financing Options Available For ALL Credit Levels! Act Now By Calling Us At 703-368-7777 To Set Up A Test Drive Before This Deal Is Gone! We Look Forward To Earning Your Business! -

Mountain Grey Metallic Black MB-Tex leatherette56,678 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$21,995
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Night Black Black MB-Tex leatherette45,746 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$22,888
Est.Loan: $417/mo
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Night Black Black leather39,626 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$22,877
Est.Loan: $417/mo
Fairfax Motors(2)
16.9 mi away
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**THIS CLA IS LIKE NEW**4 MATIC**OFF LEASE FROM MERCEDES**1 OWNER**HEATED SEATS**HEATED MIRRORS** FACTORY WARRANTY till DECEMBER 2018**One of the best things about this SUV is something you can't see, but you'll be thankful for it every time you pull up to the pump*** INTERNET DEAL!!! CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee!!! Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Passenger Airbag, Curtain airbags, Front fog/driving lights...Other features include: wireless phone connectivity, Power locks, Power windows, Auto-shift manual Transmission, Turbo... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.

Cirrus White Black MB-Tex leatherette34,660 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$21,995
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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***4MATIC ALL WHEEL DRIVE.......................2015 MERCEDES GLA250 SUV, WHITE WITH A BLACK INTERIOR, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, ALL POWER, DUAL POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT AND EMMORY SETTINGS, KEYLESS ENTRY, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, POWER TAILGATE, DUAL EXHAUST, 18 INCH ALLOY WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.

Universe Blue Metallic Ash Grey leather39,797 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$21,995
Est.Loan: $401/mo
Elite Auto Brokers
19.8 mi away
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Mountain Grey Metallic Black leather26,441 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$27,881
Est.Loan: $508/mo
Mountain Grey Metallic 44,585 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$26,495
Est.Loan: $482/mo
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Take command of the road in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA! It offers great fuel economy and a broad set of features! A turbocharger is also included as an economical means of increasing performance. With fewer than 45,000 miles on the odometer, this 4 door sport utility vehicle prioritizes comfort, safety and convenience. Mercedes-Benz prioritized comfort and style by including: tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a roof rack, and air conditioning. Performance and efficiency are both prioritized thanks to the efficient 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. We have the vehicle you've been searching for at a price you can afford. Stop by our dealership or give us a call for more information.

Mountain Grey Metallic Ash MB-Tex leatherette41,295 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Our 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA250 4MATIC is presented in elegant Mountain Gray Metallic. This compact SUV displays its pedigree by blending flexibility, fuel-efficiency and fun with its bold design, nimble size and advanced engineering. At the heart of our GLA250 is a Turbo Charged 2.0 Liter 4 Cylinder with stop/start technology that generates a potent 208hp. The power is directed to all four wheels through a precise 7 Speed Dual Clutch Automatic with three driving modes and steering wheel shift paddles to keep the thrill of the road in your hands! You are rewarded with impressive acceleration and the tenacious traction of All Wheel Drive when road conditions are less than ideal! Unmistakably Mercedes-Benz, our GLA250 has a flowing aerodynamic design that is enhanced by beefy wheels and sparkling chrome roof rails. Inside, experience the sensation of a panoramic sunroof, blind spot assist, rich high-end materials as you slide into the power drivers seat that adjusts 14 ways. A freestanding color display is front and center and is paired with an easy-to-use central controller for a rearview camera, navigation, COMAND entertainment, mbrace2 connectivity, and Bluetooth audio streaming. You'll also appreciate a split rear seat that allows for massive cargo when you set off on your next passionate get-away! Safety features such as radar-based Collision Prevention Assist Plus with autonomous braking and Attention Assist to help sense a drowsy driver are included for your peace of mind. A new SUV for a new age, this is an ideal choice! Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!  *CLEAN CARFAX* *1-OWNER* *PREMIUM 1 PKG* *PANORAMIC SUNRROF* *BLIND SPOT ASSIST* *REARVIEW CAMERA* *NAVIGATION* *HEATED FRONT SEATS* *ILLUMINATED STAR*

Polar Silver Metallic 12,701 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$29,986
Est.Loan: $546/mo
Universe Blue Metallic Ash MB-Tex leatherette22,420 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$27,995
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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We are the only dealer in the Eastern United States that guarantees in writing that all our vehicles have no frame damage and no body panel replacements. Universe Blue on Ash interior, Premium I PKG, Multimedia PKG, Navigation, Rear View Camera, Panorama Roof, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, Blind Spot Assist & so much more........... 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic *Universe Blue ($720) Exterior and Ash MB-Tex Interior *ONLY 22,420 Miles *Certified *Like New *Original MSRP $42,605.00 *Multimedia PKG ($2,480): -COMAND with Navigation, voice control, 3D map views, 10GB music register, 7" high resolution LCD screen -CD player, Gracenote media database including album cover art and SIRIUSXM traffic and weather -Rearview Camera -Navigation Map Updates *Premium PKG ($2,300): -Dual Zone Climate Control -Garage Door Opener -Compass -Heated Front Seats -iPod/MP3 Media Interface -SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio -Auto-Dimming Mirrors -Harman/kardon Premium Sound System *Panorama Sunroof ($1,480) *Bi-Xenon Headlamps ($850) *Blind Spot ($550) *Anthracite Trim *Navigation System *Rear View Camera *2.0 liter I-4 Turbo Engine with Direct Injection *7-Speed DCT Transmission with Shift Paddles *ECO Start/Stop System *18'' Wheels *Bluetooth Connectivity *Split-Folding Rear Seats *Still Under Full Factory Warranty *We are the only dealer in the Eastern United States that guarantees in writing that all our vehicles have no frame damage and no body panel replacements. *Several more to choose from as well. We can arrange to ship your car Nationwide. Please contact us for more details. 1-877-971-9100 Select Auto Imports, 5630 South Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22310 -RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov All prices are subject to change without prior notice and are exclusive of any State or County fees and taxes for all buyers, in state and out. There will be fees applied to your final purchase price along with a Processing Fee of $599.00. (Not required by law).

South Seas Blue Metallic Beige MB-Tex leatherette31,693 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$23,900
Est.Loan: $435/mo
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At Renn Kirby Mitsubishi It's all about the adventure and getting the most enjoyment out of your new ride. we strive to provide you with the best quality vehicles for the lowest possible price, and this GLA 250 is no exception. MD Inspected, Navigation system, Panoramic Sunroof, Leather Seats, Heated Seats, Clean Carfax, Balance of Factory Warranty, and 3 Month Free SiriusXM Included on Factory Equipped Vehicles.

Cosmos Black Metallic Beige MB-Tex leatherette21,822 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$23,495
Est.Loan: $428/mo
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Cirrus White Black leather36,273 miles
Used 2015Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassGLA 250 4MATIC
List:$25,900
Est.Loan: $472/mo
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CERTIFIED!!! NEW TIRES!!! PREMIUM PKG... MULTIMEDIA PKG... COMAND W/NAVIGATION... PANORAMA SUNROOF... BLIND SPOT ASSIST... REAR-VIEW CAMERA... ILLUMINATED STAR... HARMAN/KARDON... HEATED FRONT SEATS... SINGLE CD/DVD PLAYER AUTO-DIMMING MIRRORS... GARAGE DOOR OPENER...SIRIUSXM TRAFFIC & WEATHER, VOICE CONTROL............................................... Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned means you get an additional 12 months Limited Warranty on top of the existing factory warranty, with unlimited mileage. We also do up to a 162-point rigorous inspection/reconditioning, 24/7 roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history report............................................................... Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned means you get an additional 12 months Limited Warranty on top of. Certified. Mercedes-Benz of Silver Spring offers nearly 200 new, 70 certified pre-owned, and 120 pre-owned Mercedes-Benz. As well as 16 other premium brands. You are guaranteed to find the car you've been searching for. Our certified Mercedes-Benz Sales Representatives are standing by and ready to answer your questions! Call and schedule your test drive today! *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable), and a $299 dealer processing fee. The Internet Price is subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers.

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Features & Specs

GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)GLA 250 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)GLA 45 AMG 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
MPG272925
Seating555
Transmission7-speed automated manual7-speed automated manual7-speed automated manual
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower208 hp @ 5500 rpm208 hp @ 5500 rpm355 hp @ 6000 rpm

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A delightful car
I have been driving the GLA250 for about a half year. Absolutely no problems. It was parked outside in last year's Boston extreme winter and drove in the snow and ice like a champion. The car is a delight to drive. Fast with average 26 mpg (90% city, 30-31 mpg on highway at brisk speeds). I find the GLA a beautiful design and I received many compliment for it (often from Europeans who value the practical hatchbacks more than US drivers). What I don't enjoy is the wind noise on the highway, the very little leg room in the back and the low roof line at the front (I am 6'2")....but all those are compensated well by overall joy driving this car. I tested the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Nothing changed after a year and a half. The car goes to a Mercedes dealer's service once a year. In between only gas and windshield washer tanks need fill up. Not even the tires needed air since I bought the car. (Here I had a line that claimed that the transmission settings were updated but I was wrong. It was wishful thinking. Sadly.) I had no technical problems in the first two years. UPDATE: Two and a half years of driving the GLA250 the car had no problem whatsoever. The single thing I am very unhappy about is the transmission's ECO mode. That is rather bad for a Mercedes. In the city (especially at slow cornering) the downshifting is delayed and abrupt. It shifts from 3 to 2 with a sudden jerk and unpleasant jump in gear2. The other shortcoming is - what many complained about - is the tendency of shifting into gear 7 also in ECO at ~ 35 mph which is annoying. The 2016 model has multiple gear options (e.g. comfort) but Mercedes won't bother to make the 2015 models any better by updating the software. This is such a disappointment in this otherwise great car that I am considering trading it in soon for a different brand. YEAR THREE UPDATE: See that for my initial impressions of the GLA250 above. Now the car turned three years old. Still running beautifully. The engine is superb. The transmission as annoying as ever and it was pointed out by a large number of reviewers. MB still does not bother upgrading the shifting properties. That is poor customer support especially because so many of us requested it. I took the car for the third annual service and they told me I need new tires. The car ran only 17500 miles and the Bridgestone Duellers are worn out on the front wheels (not sure whther they rotated them or not). They wanted to sell me that same junk tires again. What more, the Bridgestones come with NO WARRANTY (except defects). No minimum mileage, nothing. This is MB OEM quality and a $40k car. Last time I encountered this kind of tire "warranty" was my parents Russian Lada in the 1970s. If Mercedes thinks that this is their entry level car and people will buy higher class Benzes they ought to make a better impression. THREE + HALF YEAR UPDATE: I replaced those low quality Bridgestone tires with non-runflat Continentals. I bought a Mercedes donut spare wheel that I keep it in the trunk. Guess what? The trunk became so small (with the wheel in it) that a Porsche 911 may have more storage space. No technical issues. MB recalled it for an airbag grounding that was done on 30 minutes as promised. Herb Chambers' MB service is great. I can not say the same about Herb Chambers' sales. They can not confirm that I purchased an extended warranty for the car in 2015 and want me to buy that again. I asked them to check the warranty but they did not bother to respond. The 2019 facelift looks attractive. Since the BMW X2 is a massively ugly version of the double-boring X1 I may stick to the GLA and consider trading mine for the 2019 model. But first I check out the transmission :-)
One week in but I love it.
I just got the car after procrastinating for a couple weeks. I had been looking at the X1, V60 and the GLA. the X1 felt cheap and the V60 wasn't equipped the way I wanted. I searched other CUV class vehicles and came up with the GLA. Took a drive and was hooked. I let it sit for three weeks the. Felt terrified someone else would buy it Overall, it's great. Good power fun equipment and great gas mileage I'll report more later but ow I'm in love.
This car is amazing but visibility is poor
We no longer own this car because we couldn't out of the rear window and changing lanes was a nightmare. But most of the comments below still applied. Since taking delivery of my GLA in November 2014 I have grown to love this car. Although it my wife's car I can't get over how fun it is to drive. The smooth quite power is amazing the first time I really appreciate this car I was cruising on the FWY at 70 in 7th gear, I needed to accelerate quickly, pressed the gas pedal and the car just took off and never changed a gear. It's big enough for my golf clubs and luggage for 2 and that's all that matters to us. we did buy the GLA for cargo space just wanted a fun economical car for weekend getaways!
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Quick Summary
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic is marketed as a "crossover" SUV and is priced as such. In reality, the GLA-Class is more akin to a compact hatchback with extra ground clearance. This means it is graced with handling and fuel economy that is superior to most similarly priced luxury crossovers, but with significantly less interior space and a lower seating position. Add to that significant ride comfort and drivability issues and the result is a "C" rating from our editors.

What Is It?
The Mercedes-Benz GLA250 challenges the definition of the term "crossover." It has the ground clearance and available all-wheel drive of an SUV, but has the body and interior space of a compact hatchback like the Volkswagen Golf. It can seat five people, and although there is a high-performance GLA 45 AMG available, the four-cylinder GLA250 is the only trim level. Pricing starts at $31,300 with front-wheel drive and $33,300 with "4Matic" all-wheel drive.

How Much Space Is There Inside?
Even if the GLA-Class is questionably called an "SUV," none of its compact luxury competitors offer much in the way of cargo space. On paper and in person, the GLA is certainly more in line with a compact hatchback rather than an SUV. Its 17.2 cubic feet of space behind the backseat isn't much better than a sedan's trunk, as the heavily sloped roof line and tailgate prevent the storage of large boxes or other cargo that would fit in boxier vehicles. It's usefully deep, though, which could explain why the GLA has marginally more room than the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 with the seats raised. When the seats are lowered, it has less than both and in fact, the GLA's maximum cargo capacity of 43.6 cubic feet is nearly 10 cubic feet less than a Volkswagen Golf.

Backseat space is at a premium as well. Although it has much better headroom than the mechanically related CLA-Class sedan, it is still tight for taller passengers, especially when outfitted with the optional panoramic sunroof. Furthermore, comfort is hampered by the lack of a reclining rear seatback: a feature that's commonplace among SUVs. Legroom is decent for a small SUV, but fitting a rear-facing child seat can be difficult. Getting kids into car seats will also be a bit harder since the GLA's seats are lower to the ground than most other SUVs.

Up front, our test drivers found an ample amount of legroom. However, there is less headroom than we expected, and visibility is average at best. The seating position is low, the A-pillars are aggressively raked, the rear-quarter view is compromised and in general, the cabin feels rather confining. The tall, commanding view of the road so sought after by SUV shoppers is not present in the GLA250.

How Does It Drive?
Much as we discovered during our long-term road test of the mechanically related Mercedes-Benz CLA250, the GLA250 can be very frustrating to drive. To begin with, its throttle response is poor, as nothing really happens when you initially press the accelerator. This conspires with an obtrusive automatic stop-start system and a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission that is slow to engage and shift. In traffic it lurches about as the engine shuts down, roughly fires back up again and then struggles to move forward. Disengaging the auto stop-start and/or putting the car into "Sport" mode quells these delayed responses, but in normal, non-aggressive driving, gears are held too long. Selecting "Manual" mode and changing gears yourself using the steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles alleviates these issues, but is ultimately a workaround and most folks are unlikely to go to this effort.

Driving around town is also hampered by an unsophisticated and at times punishing ride, made worse by the big wheels included with our test car's Sport package. Much as in our 2014 CLA250 long-term car, potholes, expansion joints and uneven concrete send jarring impacts into the cabin. At higher speeds and especially on better asphalt, the ride is perfectly tolerable. Indeed, both the ride and transmission/throttle issues become less problematic when out on the open road. Keep it away from cities and it's much happier.

Should those open-road travels take you to or through a twisting mountain road, things get even better, as the GLA is otherwise a sharp, engaging and fun vehicle to drive. The fact that it's not much of an SUV hampers it from a functional standpoint, but it's a boon when driving. It feels solidly tethered to the road, instilling confidence while tackling corners with minimal body roll. The steering is of particular note. It errs on the lighter side of effort, but it remains consistent and precise while turning, and allows you to feel the road. Plus, the optional 4Matic all-wheel-drive system gets rid of the torque steer (the phenomenon of the steering wheel tugging left and right due to excess torque being channeled through the front wheels) we experienced in the CLA250.

When it comes to off-roading, it's quite obvious you won't be doing rock crawling in the GLA250, but its 8-inch ground clearance is more than that of most small SUVs and (obviously) hatchbacks. Its 4Matic all-wheel drive also includes hill-descent control, an off-road transmission mode and a special display in the COMAND electronics interface that shows steering angle. Most of the time the GLA powers the front wheels, but the 4Matic system is able to send as much as 50 percent of torque to the rear wheels when needed. There are no locking differentials or fixed torque distributions, but the GLA will likely do well in snowy or slippery conditions.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic

How Does It Accelerate and Stop?
The GLA250 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Initial throttle delay aside, the engine itself is eager and there's ample low-end power that makes it feel quick around town and robust when passing on the freeway. In other words, it's a good engine hampered by a wonky transmission and throttle calibration.

At our test track, the GLA went from zero to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, which is 1.2 seconds quicker than the rather pokey Audi Q3. It's a half-second slower than BMW's estimated time of 6.3 seconds for the X1 xDrive28i, but the BMW's more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder is a pretty exceptional engine. The GLA's 0-60 time also happens to be the average for larger "compact" luxury SUVs.

When it came time to test the brakes at our test track, the GLA went from 60 mph to zero in a superb 105 feet. Some of the credit goes to the grippy summer tires and upgraded brakes included with the optional Sport package. Subsequent panic stops were similarly shorter than average. The pedal itself is a little spongy and longish in travel, but not objectionable.

What Kind of Fuel Economy Can You Expect?
The GLA250 with 4Matic is rated to return 27 mpg in combined driving by the EPA. With front-wheel drive, it bumps up to 29 mpg. These are excellent figures, and on our 116-mile Edmunds evaluation route, the GLA250 4Matic returned 27.5 mpg. This is better than we got in the less powerful Audi Q3 as well as larger luxury SUVs. During our year-long test of the mechanically related Mercedes CLA250, we struggled to match some of its EPA ratings, but tanks higher than 30 mpg were commonplace.

What's the Interior Like?
Just about everything you touch in the Mercedes GLA comes from the same high-quality parts bin as other, higher-priced Mercedes like the GLK-Class SUV and E-Class sedan The stalks, switches, buttons and COMAND multipurpose control knob look good, and engage with a pleasing action. This interior is certainly a more premium one than those found in utility vehicles from most non-luxury brands.

However, it's still a step below some of its siblings. There are definitely more hard plastic pieces of trim in the GLA than you'll find in higher-end Mercedes models and even vehicles of a similar price. It generally lacks that sense of overengineered specialness we expect from cars festooned with that three-pointed star.

In terms of technology, though, we have consistently found the GLA's iteration of Mercedes' COMAND electronics interface to be pleasantly easy to use. There is some learning curve, but the redundant dash-mounted buttons paired with the central screen and rotary controller make accomplishing both simple and complicated tasks easy. You don't need to wheel and click through multiple menus just to select a radio preset, for instance: Just press a number on the phone-style pad.

What Features Come Standard?
Every 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 comes standard with 18-inch wheels, a collision warning system, a driver inattention warning system, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, eight-way power front seats with four-way lumbar and driver memory settings, MB-Tex premium vinyl upholstery (which doesn't feel much different from our test car's real leather and will wear better over time), a 5.8-inch COMAND display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a USB audio input and HD radio.

All told, that's a pretty solid standard features list given its price. Our test car included the popular Premium package that adds dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats and a Harman Kardon audio system with satellite radio and an iPod interface. That sort of equipment is usually standard in this price range. The Multimedia package then added a navigation system, a rearview camera and a larger COMAND display. The Interior package adds leather upholstery, MB-Tex on the dash and the same sport seats that are standard on the CLA250. Besides the Sport package that helps the GLA stop shorter but ride rougher, our tester also included popular options like a panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlamps and a blind-spot warning system.

How Much Does It Cost?
All together, our GLA250 test car was rather loaded, but not with what we'd call especially superfluous features. Its consequent as-tested price was $45,935, which is frankly a bit shocking for such a small vehicle with modest utility.

By comparison, a similarly equipped Lexus NX 200T or Volvo V60 Cross Country would have similar prices, but are both bigger and have plusher interiors. The same goes for the much larger Acura RDX that will actually save you about $3,000. True, the $31,300 base price is attractive, and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class or other, bigger German SUVs would be costlier still.

What Competing Models Should You Also Consider?
BMW X1: BMW's smallest SUV is similarly challenged in terms of utility and offers questionable value, but it also doesn't suffer the GLA's comfort and drivability issues. It's also even more invigorating to drive.

Lexus NX 200T: The new, baby Lexus SUV is smaller than most competitors, but still offers far more utility than the GLA. It has a higher base price, but things even out when the two are comparably equipped.

Volvo V60 Cross Country: It's not an SUV, but then neither is the GLA-Class. This Volvo also offers an elevated ride height and all-wheel drive, but has a nicer, more practical cabin.

Why Should You Consider This Car?
You are searching for a reasonably efficient, fun-to-drive car with more utility than the typical compact luxury vehicle, along with all-wheel drive and extra ground clearance for the occasional adventure off the beaten path. Also, if a premium badge with accompanying premium equipment and style are a must, then it's worth a look.

Why Should You Think Twice About This Car?
The ride is rough. It's frustrating to drive. Space for passengers and cargo is lacking given its price. It's harder to see out of than an SUV. The interior isn't that special. Competitor SUVs and wagons provide better value. Any of these could give you serious pause.

The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.

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