Mercedes Benz GLA 250 2017
If you are looking for a car that gives you experience of both compact luxury crossover and hatchback than you should go for Mercedes Benz GLA 250. GLA 250 was introduced in 2013 and start selling in 2015, this car built on same platform as CLA Class. This GLA class is the very bottom of crossover suv chain, for example on top you have G-Class that is the reason prices of this class are quite affordable. This car Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has different versions with different prices that will be mentioned at the end of this discussion starting from design.
It has beautiful interior and exterior that suites users taste, people with age of 25-30 will prefer GLA as this perfectly match their personalities.
Front of GLA 250 is same as GLC 300 4MATIC SUV with big bold chrome bar grill with star in middle and composite halogen day time running headlamps. Below in front bumper it has fog lamps embed inside chromed bars.
Overall height of car is 1524 mm that make it difficult to decide if it is a hatchback or a crossover. Moving to side of car it has 18 inch black AMG wheels that are standard in all versions but you can also have 19 inch wheels that come standard in night full edition of GLA 250.
Rear side of car has body color rear bumper with fascia accent and quasi dual stainless steel exhaust.
Overall exterior of car is so good looking and handsome that
is available in multiple beautiful colors current one has metallic grey.
It has straight forward premium interior design with soft touch material used on doors, dashboard and steering wheel. There is 7 inch infotainment screen that is standard in all versions but if you go for night full edition it has 8 inch infotainment screen in standard. It has 3 cup holders on front and 2 cup holders for rear seat passengers.
Infotainment screen operates using touch knob on center console, interface of screen is so attractive and much easy to use and understand. All the things inside are settled perfectly in right range of your hands. It has manual gauges with display screen at middle that give general information related to car and operated using buttons embed on steering wheel.
Engine and Transmission:
It has 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that produce 208 horse power with 349 nm@1250 rpm peak torque, if you want a car with more powerful engine that you can go for AMG GLA 45 because AMG is high performance division of Mercedes. Top speed of GLA 250 is 130 miles per hour where it takes 6.1 seconds to reach 0-60 miles per hour. Fuel economy of car is much better which gives 23 miles per gallon within city and 31 miles per gallon on highway.
Like all other Mercedes this GLA 250 also have five driving modes including sport, comfort, individual, eco and off road that all settles engine configurations and suspensions accordingly.
This car has 7 speeds DCT Dual Clutch automatic transmission which can be operated using paddle shifters right behind the wheel or gear shifting knob on center console.
This car is a compact crossover that is smaller than other crossovers on the road that’s why space inside car is much limited. Front seats of car are sportive with 4 way lumbar support including 3 position memory, front seats also have 6 way power and cushion extension.Rear seats are comfortable as well but the main issue is of head and leg room. As I mentioned earlier this car is more like hatchback because of its size, while entering inside you can stuck you head sometimes with roof. Rear seats are lowered to make extra head room because of which your knees go high and touch front seats base. More features related to comfort can be checked below.
- Electronic stability control (ESC)
- ABS and driveline traction control
- Side impact beams
- Dual stage driver and passenger seat mounted side airbags
- Emergency S.O.S
- Collision prevention assist plus forward collision
- Tire specific low tire pressure warning
- Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
- Curtain 1st and 2nd row airbags
- Airbag occupancy sensor
- Driver and passenger knee airbag
- Baby smart child seat sensor and rear child safety locks
- Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 point-height adjusters and pretensioners
- Sport package GLA 250: 2600 $ Extra
- Night package GLA 250: 2600 $ Extra
- Illuminated star on front grill: 580 $ Extra
- Premium Package: 2750 $ Extra
- Multimedia Package: 2300 $ Extra
- Smartphone integration: 350$ Extra
- Driver assistance package: 1300 $ Extra
- You can get night full edition with 6336 $ Extra
- GLA Front Wheel Drive Start at 32850 $
- GLA 25 4MATIC base (current) start at 34850 $
- Night full Edition: 42350 $
Competitors of GLA 250 2017:
- BMW X1
- Lexus NX
- Infiniti Qx30
- Audi Q3
- Lincoln MKC
- Land Rover
- Range Rover Evoque