Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Pros

  • Sporty handling and performance from base model
  • stunning performance from AMG version
  • 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.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class years

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
38,915 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$26,998
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
64,815 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
(3)
Imperial Highline
16.6 mi away
List$21,995
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2015 MERCEDES BENZ GLA250**4MATIC**CLEAN CARFAX**NAVIGATION**PANO ROOF**BLUETOOTH** REVERSE CAMERA**POWER HEATED SEATS**PADDLE SHIFT***HARMAN/KARDON SOUND**POWER LIFTGATE** FOR MORE INFO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL DIRECTLY AT 703-368-7777 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 WHEELS & 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! -
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
45,601 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
(13)
Universal Auto Group
23.5 mi away
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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This 1-Owner 2016 GLA 250 4-Matic isin excellent condition. � *Rare color combination* � *Factory warranty remaining till 11-04-2019or 50K miles* � *Professionally detailed* � *All vehicles have been inspected toassure maximum satisfaction* � *SALE PRICE* � *Free shipping to 35 states* � *Vehicles stored indoors* � We understand how busy life can be sowe offer FACETIME & SKYPE viewings of any of our vehicles at yourconvenience.� Call 301-495-3400 to schedule$2,400� � PREMIUM 1 PACKAGE: � � KEYLESS GO, Garage Door Opener, Heated Front Seats, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, Auto-Dimming Mirrors, Radio: harman/kardon Logic 7 Audio System, Dolby 5.1 $460� � � � � REARVIEW CAMERA $550� � � � � BLIND SPOT ASSIST $850� � � � � BI-XENON HEADLAMPS:� � LED taillights $40,405 Original MSRP
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
6,086 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
(93)
Select Auto Imports
24.9 mi away
List$33,995
Est.Loan: $619/mo
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$350 Below Market
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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. Panorama Roof, Blind Spot Assist, Navigation, Rear View Camera, Premium I PKG, Keyless-GO & so much more............ 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic *Night Black Exterior and Beige MB-Tex Interior *ONLY 6,086 Miles *Certified *Like New *Original MSRP $41,240.00 *Premium I PKG ($2,400): -KEYLESS GO -Garage Door Opener -Heated Front Seats -SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio -Auto-Dimming Mirrors -Radio: harman/kardon Logic 7 Audio System, Dolby 5.1 *Satin Light Brown Poplar Wood Trim ($325) *Garmin MAP PILOT Navigation ($600) *Rearview Camera ($460) *Blind Spot Assist ($550) *Panorama Sunroof ($1,480) *Navigation System *18'' Wheel *Keyless Go *Beige Roof Liner *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).
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
9,209 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250
(3)
Porsche of Arlington
26.6 mi away
List$28,905
Est.Loan: $526/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
39,369 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
(5)
Mercedes-Benz of Owing Mills
46.6 mi away
List$29,507
Est.Loan: $537/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
35,788 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
(6)
Mercedes-Benz of Annapolis
53.9 mi away
List$28,991
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
33,874 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
(2)
Volvo Cars Annapolis
55.3 mi away
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Black 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA GLA 250 4MATIC 4MATIC 7-Speed Automatic 2.0L I4 DI Turbocharged * 1 OWNER CLEAN CARFAX, *NAVIGATION, * BACKUP CAMERA, * HEATED SEATS, * LEATHER, *ALLOY WHEELS, * AWD, * BLUETOOTH, * PANORAMIC ROOF, * POWER TAILGATE, * POWER SEAT. 3224 HighwayCity MPG Our shop just performed a routine service and 125 point reconditioning inspection to ensure no unwanted surprises. Please call or email for more information. THANK YOU!! Reviews: * Sporty handling and performance from base model stunning performance from AMG version ample safety features. Source: Edmunds * Broad range of engine choices quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat long list of standard safety and technology features. Source: Edmunds
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 AMG GLA 45 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
46,214 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
AMG GLA 45 4MATIC
(1)
The Used Car Factory
58.6 mi away
List$33,500
Est.Loan: $610/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Come see this 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA AMG GLA 45. Its Automatic transmission and Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L121 engine will keep you going. This Mercedes-Benz GLA comes equipped with these options: Window Grid Antenna, Wheels: 19 Twin 5-Spoke Alloy, Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions, TrunkHatch Auto-Latch, Trip computer, Transmission: 7-Speed DCT Dual-Clutch Automatic -inc: touch shift, Eco and Sport shift program, Transmission wOil Cooler, Tracker System, Tires: P23545R19 Performance, and Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning. Stop by and visit us at The Used Car Factory, 1515 N. Hwy 16, Denver, NC 28037.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
32,123 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
(2)
Mercedes-Benz of Lancaster
94.8 mi away
List$28,990
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Clean CARFAX. One Owner, CERTIFIED LIKE NEW!!, 44070 MSRP!!, 4 NEW TIRES!!, Auto-Dimming Mirrors, Blind Spot Assist, COMAND System w/Hard Drive Navigation, DVD Player, Garage Door Opener, harman/kardon� Logic 7� Audio System, Heated Front Seats, Illuminated Star, KEYLESS GO�, Multimedia Package, Panorama Sunroof, Premium Package, Rear-View Camera, Single CD/DVD Player, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Traffic & Weather, Voice Control. Certified. Mountain Gray Metallic 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA GLA 250 4MATIC� 4MATIC� 7-Speed Automatic 2.0L I4 DI Turbocharged 24/32 City/Highway MPG Reviews: * Sporty handling and performance from base model; stunning performance from AMG version; ample safety features. Source: Edmunds * Broad range of engine choices; quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat; long list of standard safety and technology features. Source: Edmunds Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * Vehicle History * Includes Trip Interruption Reimbursement and 7 days/500 miles Exchange Privilege * Transferable Warranty * Roadside Assistance * 165 Point Inspection * Warranty Deductible: $0
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
45,337 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250
Carvana - Cleveland
279 mi away
List$24,500
Est.Loan: $446/mo
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Can't get your mind off a 2016Mercedes-BenzGLA with 14.9 cu. ft. of cargo space? With Carvana, you can get this high-quality, Carvana Certified vehicle without having to wrestle with a salesperson! If you need the strength of a pickup, the seating comfort of a mini-van, and the capability to find yourself off of the beaten path, this SUV might be for you. Before making them available to you, we ensure that every Carvana vehicle is accident-free before putting it through an exhaustive reconditioning and detailing process. Take a 360-degree virtual tour - inside and out - of every vehicle in our inventory, as we detail every feature and any major imperfections that appear on the car. This particular car has passed a rigorous 150-point inspection by Sidney and his talented team of ASE Certified mechanics. Worried about buyer's remorse with your online vehicle purchase? Worry no more, as every vehicle purchase comes with a 7-day test-own, allowing you to drive around town and even have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic of your choice. If the car doesn't live up to your expectations for any reason within the 7-day period, give us a call and we'll come retrieve the vehicle from you with a refund of your purchase. Have a question about the car you're looking at, or about the purchase process in general? Visit us at Carvana.com to learn more!
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
57,492 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250
(1)
Carvana - Houston
1209.5 mi away
List$22,100
Est.Loan: $403/mo
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Can't get your mind off a 2016Mercedes-BenzGLA with 14.9 cu. ft. of cargo space? With Carvana, you can get this high-quality, Carvana Certified vehicle without having to wrestle with a salesperson! Often built on the chassis of a pickup truck, SUV's like this GLA have the strength you'd expect with the added benefit of storage space and passenger capacity. As an added bonus, this GLA has a 7 out of 10 EPA Greenhouse Score! This score is reserved for only the cleanest of vehicles and not only implies great fuel economy but also some of the lowest carbon dioxide emissions among all vehicles. This GLA is also equipped with a FWD layout. The simplicity of this layout lowers cost and actually improves traction since the heavy engine pushes the driven wheels onto the ground. Before making them available to you, we ensure that every Carvana vehicle is accident-free before putting it through an exhaustive reconditioning and detailing process. Take a 360-degree virtual tour - inside and out - of every vehicle in our inventory, as we detail every feature and any major imperfections that appear on the car. This particular car has passed a rigorous 150-point inspection by Sidney and his talented team of ASE Certified mechanics. Worried about buyer's remorse with your online vehicle purchase? Worry no more, as every vehicle purchase comes with a 7-day test-own, allowing you to drive around town and even have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic of your choice. If the car doesn't live up to your expectations for any reason within the 7-day period, give us a call and we'll come retrieve the vehicle from you with a refund of your purchase. Have a question about the car you're looking at, or about the purchase process in general? Visit us at Carvana.com to learn more!
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
30,164 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
Criswell Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM FIAT
16.4 mi away
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
20,281 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria
24.9 mi away
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
14,043 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$29,998
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2016 GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
13,497 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC
(2)
Mercedes-Benz of Lancaster
94.8 mi away
List$29,990
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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CERTIFIED!!, 40110 MSRP!!, KEYLESS GO!!, 19 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels, Blind Spot Assist, Heated Front Seats, Panorama Sunroof, Rear-View Camera. Certified. Night Black 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA GLA 250 4MATIC� 4MATIC� 7-Speed Automatic 2.0L I4 DI Turbocharged Recent Arrival! Odometer is 14957 miles below market average! 24/32 City/Highway MPG Reviews: * Sporty handling and performance from base model; stunning performance from AMG version; ample safety features. Source: Edmunds * Broad range of engine choices; quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat; long list of standard safety and technology features. Source: Edmunds Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Vehicle History * Transferable Warranty * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * 165 Point Inspection * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Roadside Assistance * Includes Trip Interruption Reimbursement and 7 days/500 miles Exchange Privilege

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class mixes hatchback and small crossover attributes to give you a sporting drive and an elevated ride height, but its firm ride and limited practicality should give you pause.

vehicle overview

Entering its second year of production, the compact 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class retains the same promise it offered last year. This baby Benz boasts an upscale blend of hatchback and crossover traits, also offering good performance and a wide range of features and options. The GLA shares its 106.3-inch wheelbase with the CLA-Class sedan, making it the company's smallest SUV. But it's both shorter and wider than the CLA, which gives it more aggressive proportions.

Taut suspension and precise steering give the 2016 GLA-Class impressive handling.

Being less frumpy than the CLA, however, doesn't exactly cover the GLA in glory. Under the surface, ride comfort and drivability challenges keep the GLA from reaching its full potential. The taut suspension can be jarring over even mildly uneven terrain, while potholes may have you wishing for a kidney belt. Moreover, the seven-speed transmission's low-speed indecisiveness and sometimes belabored responses take a bite out of driver confidence. Couple these downsides with a relatively small cargo area and rear seat, and making a case for the GLA becomes more difficult.

Competitors include the Audi Q3 and Lexus NX 200t, both of which ride more comfortably but suffer similar cargo and occupant constraints. The all-new 2016 BMW X1 has a roomier interior and looks to be a particularly tough rival for the Mercedes. The Mini Countryman is hardly the freshest face in this segment, but it continues to appeal with its spunky turbocharged engines and inimitable style. Although we awarded the hopped-up GLA 45 AMG model an Edmunds "B" rating due to its sizzling performance, it's the "C"-rated GLA250 that's more representative. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has plenty of promise, but depending on your needs, this hatchback-crossover mashup may not fully deliver.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class configurations

The 2016 GLA-Class is offered in three trim levels: GLA250, GLA250 4Matic and AMG GLA 45.

The GLA250 comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, a roof rack, foglamps, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, cruise control, a 14-way power driver seat, a 10-way manual passenger seat, driver memory settings, MB-Tex vinyl upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks (with a cargo pass-through). Electronics features include a 7-inch central display with a console-mounted control knob, a media interface for digital music players, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an audio system with a CD player, HD radio and a USB audio input.

Like most Mercedes-Benz products, the GLA is endowed with an attractively simple interior that features large, clear instrumentation.

For the all-wheel-drive GLA250 4Matic, hill-descent control and an off-road status monitor for the 7-inch display (including steering angle, tilt angle and grade percentage) add sport-activity credentials.

The Premium package features auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats and a Harman Kardon audio system with satellite radio. The Multimedia package adds a larger 8-inch screen, a hard-drive-based navigation system, voice controls, a rearview camera, an in-dash SD card reader and five years of real-time traffic and weather.

The Sport package adds 19-inch wheels, upgraded brakes and more aggressive-looking exterior styling. Available only with the Sport package, the Night package adds black wheels and gloss-black exterior accents. The Interior package features leather seating, front sport seats, multi-color ambient lighting and MB-Tex dash trim. Lastly, the Driver Assistance package includes adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and a blind-spot monitor.

Standalone options include a few of the packaged items above plus bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights, a panoramic sunroof, parking sensors combined with an automated parking system, a power passenger seat with memory, a blind-spot monitor and aluminum interior trim.

The high-performance AMG GLA 45 comes standard with all-wheel drive and includes the GLA250's standard features plus a more powerful engine, sport exhaust, unique 19-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension and steering and upgraded brakes. Bi-xenon headlights and styling tweaks that include a more aggressive front fascia, flared wheel arches and quad tailpipes are also standard, as are the power passenger seat and ambient lighting.

Options largely mirror those of the GLA250, but also include Recaro sport seats, an upgraded steering wheel and a large rear spoiler. The Dynamic Plus package supplants last year's Driver's package and adds 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a limited-slip front differential, a "Race" driving mode and a higher top speed. Multiple carbon-fiber trim packages and the Aerodynamics Package add performance and aesthetic appeal.

2016 Highlights

The 2016 GLA-Class gets an updated standard infotainment system with a 7-inch screen. Also newly standard are keyless ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control and adjustable-length front-seat cushions. A Dynamic Select drive-mode selector debuts, while the optional rearview camera now offers a 180-degree view. The AMG version boasts 20 additional horsepower and 18 more pound-feet of torque, plus revised gear ratios and a new Dynamic Plus package with a limited-slip differential. Finally, Mercedes' mbrace2 Connect package (online and emergency services) is now standard for five years on all trims.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque matched to a seven-speed automated manual transmission (with shift paddles). In Edmunds track testing, the GLA250 4MATIC outdid Mercedes' estimated 0-60 time of 7.1 seconds by hitting the milestone in 6.8 seconds, a good showing for this segment.

The AMG GLA 45 finds an additional 20 hp and 18 lb-ft of torque for 2016, coaxing a profound 375 hp and 350 lb-ft from the same 2.0-liter engine used in the base GLA. A quicker-shifting version of the seven-speed transmission sends power to all four wheels. The AMG GLA 45 also features a three-mode stability-control system that allows drivers to tailor the level of intervention and offers available launch control. Mercedes says the GLA 45 can rocket from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds.

Both the GLA250 and the AMG GLA 45 feature an automatic stop-start function that, if engaged, turns off the engine when the car stops to save fuel. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the GLA-Class is quite good: the GLA250 is estimated by the EPA to yield 29 mpg combined (25 city/35 highway), while the GLA250 4Matic earns 27 mpg combined (24 city/32 highway). The AMG GLA 45 checks in at 25 mpg combined (22 city/29 highway).

Safety

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front knee airbags, front side airbags and side curtain airbags (rear side airbags are optional). Standard technology features include Collision Prevention Assist, which uses radar to identify potential collision situations and intervenes with braking as necessary, and Attention Assist, which monitors the driver for signs of drowsiness or inattention. Mercedes' mbrace2 telematics system is also standard and includes automatic collision notification, an emergency response button, stolen-vehicle locator, remote car alarm notification to your phone and remote door lock/unlock.

Other safety-oriented options include a rearview camera, parking sensors bundled with an automated parking system and the Driver Assistance package, which adds adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and a blind-spot monitor.

Driving

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic's on-road character more closely resembles that of a conventional hatchback than a typical go-anywhere SUV. On the open road, the GLA250 delivers convincing agility, with electric power assist steering that is engagingly direct, if a little vague on-center. And despite the added ride height, there is excellent body control with limited lean on challenging roads. The GLA's relatively tight turning circle of 36 feet proves well-suited to the cut and thrust of urban driving.

Short overhangs and a wide stance give the 2016 GLA aggressive proportions.

Unfortunately, the GLA suffers from overly firm and occasionally harsh ride quality, especially when you opt for bigger wheel sizes. The automated-manual transmission is also frustrating, as it is slow to engage a gear from a standstill and stutters with indecision in stop-and-go traffic. That's a shame, as the GLA250's turbocharged four-cylinder actually possesses solid low- and midrange grunt. This gives it a satisfying and user-friendly power delivery.

The AMG GLA 45, of course, is an entirely different animal, providing a degree of performance and handling potential that only the Porsche Macan can match among similar crossovers. It has a similar ride quality to the GLA250, but since it's a sport-tuned model, that attribute is easier to accept.

Interior

Similar to the CLA-Class sedan, with which it shares many cabin components, the GLA's interior looks like that of a traditional Mercedes. Big analog gauges, a clean center-stack design and tight fit and finish impart the same premium feel shared across the Mercedes lineup. If you get up close and personal with the materials, however, you can see where the GLA falls short relative to the GLC-Class crossover, for example.

The optional navigation system's display looks like an aftermarket addition given its location — separate and perched high on the dash. On the upside, the screen is easy to read and (in base form) bigger than it was in 2015. Although it takes a little getting used to, the column-mounted gear selector quickly becomes second nature and also frees up valuable, easily accessed storage space on the console. A variety of cabin accents — which include walnut, ash, aluminum and (GLA 45 only) carbon fiber — dresses things up.

Based on the CLA sedan, the 2016 GLA-Class is a compact SUV both inside and out.

An elevated driving position provides excellent forward visibility, but the shallow angle of the tailgate and thick roof pillars impede the view out back. Although there is a lot to like about the forward compartment of the cabin, the rear quarters are less accommodating, as space is distinctly lacking compared with larger compact luxury crossovers like the GLC and the Audi Q5. Fortunately, there's enough headroom for adult passengers.

Cargo space behind the GLA's rear seats measures 14.9 cubic feet — among the smallest in the segment. Fold the rear seats down and you have 43.6 cubic feet available, which is less than most rivals and indicative of a compact hatchback. The standard power liftgate is nice, but the liftover is set quite high, making it a chore to load heavy luggage.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Love the GLA250!
Scott Lancaster,07/19/2016
I love this car! It's an absolute blast to drive whether on the highway or on the curvy back roads and it looks great! You push this car to pass someone one the back roads and it just hunkers right down like it's driving on rails. The way it handles, drives, and looks is all Mercedes. Inside and out everything is polished. One odd thing is the multimedia display is not a touch screen. AppleCar play works great although I do prefer the Mercedes navigation over Apple's. One thing the detailed reviews don't tend to go over are the different driving modes you can put the car in. The different modes change how the steering feels, how sensitive the throttle is, where the shift points are, along with some specific behavior for the mode. There modes include Comfort (the default), Sport, Offroad, Eco, and an Individual mode where you can changes some of the settings. Eco will give you the greatest gas mileage: softer steering, slow throttle response (unless to punch it), shifts early, shuts the engine off at stops, and tends to "coast" the engine. Sport stiffens the steering, very sensitive throttle response, and shifts late (fun!). It also will use more active all-wheel drive (4MATIC models) going around corners. Comfort is in-between Eco and Sport. Offroad softens the steering, slower throttle response, shifts later, and cuts back on the anti-lock brakes for better stopping distance from "plowing" the gravel on braking. Individual mode lets you change some of these settings. All modes except Offroad turns off the engine at stops by default (this can be overridden). Honestly, other than suspension behaviour, it feels like you're getting 3-4 different cars in one. You can go totally green commuting and highway driving and get great gas mileage; get something in-between if you want more response and trade-off gas mileage, or go totally fun mode on the back roads. If you drive on a fair amount of dirt roads (like I do), you get the bonus of offroad mode as well. This didn't make or break the deal for me--it was an unexpected bonus! I ended up w/ the Kryptonite Green which looks much better in person than on the computer screen--great color! I used Edmunds to get $4200 below MSRP.
Great car
rich boyd,08/05/2016
My wife and I love this car; it is luxury inside and out. The GLA sits high and is very comfortable; MPG is very good; handling is great; it has plenty of power; and it has a lot of storage space. I compared the GLA with the Lincoln, BMW, and Audi and we picked the GLA. Some of the supposed experts knock the GLA because it doesn't fit into a certain category; who cares. Just look at the reviews of the people who own the GLA. For my wife and I , it is perfect.
Stylish, Sporty, Solid, Comfort!
FJG,06/27/2016
This vehicle is a truly beautiful machine with robust power and a comfortable & luxurious ride. It's relatively compact, though seats 4 adults comfortably; the benefit to the smaller SUV size is great gas mileage. It's very well built (sturdy) and gives a sense of security and confidence in driving. With all the bells and whistles, it's a modern tech dream -- radar cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear camera, big nav display, and simple bluetooth pairing for phone music/calls. The pano sunroof makes the cabin seem very spacious, and the sport package styling is sharp and aggressive. Ride is smooth & quiet, and we do not notice any erratic transmission shifting as others have commented -- maybe they re-programmed the transmission for this newer factory model? The dealer experience (Fletcher-Jones in Henderson, NV) was exceptional compared to any other. They didn't pressure us to buy inventory and cheerfully helped with a factory order. It took about 3 months to arrive. We ordered in South Sea Blue, Brown Leather, Satin Poplar Wood, Sport Package, Panorama Roof, Bi-Xenon & LED Lights, Interior Package, Premium Package, Multimedia Package, Power Passenger Seat, and Driver Assistant Package. Highly recommend this car in a "loaded config" -- it's the nicest car we've every owned or driven!
A sporty cross-over GLA250
Grazelgarcia@gmail.com,02/23/2016
I love this car! Its a small crossover but it's perfect enough for me and it doesn't feel like I'm in a big family SUV. I got the car with the sports package and it drives really really well with good handle on turns. The trunk, however, is small so if you have huge cargo at all times, this may not be the right car for you. The car is worth test driving and if you like it make sure that you do research before you lease. Don't forget to utilize edmunds.com for the resources they offer!
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Features & Specs

MPG
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed automated manual
Gas
208 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
25 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed automated manual
Gas
208 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed automated manual
Gas
375 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Overview

The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is offered in the following submodels: GLA-Class SUV, GLA-Class AMG GLA 45 4MATIC. Available styles include GLA 250 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), GLA 250 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), and AMG GLA 45 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM).

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Save up to $350 on one of 13 Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $21,995 as of12/11/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA 250 4MATIC is priced between $21,995 and$33,995 with odometer readings between 6086 and64815 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class AMG GLA 45 4MATIC is priced between $33,500 and$33,500 with odometer readings between 46214 and46214 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA 250 is priced between $28,905 and$28,905 with odometer readings between 9209 and9209 miles.

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