2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Buyer's Guide

NEW FOR 2015:

-New model

Following last year's introduction of the CLA-Class sedan, Mercedes-Benz adds a subcompact model called the GLA-Class to its crossover range.

Based on the CLA (which in turn is based on the B-Class), the GLA shares its powertrains with that little sedan. There's a 2.0L four-cylinder in GLA 250 trim that makes 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and in the GLA 45 AMG, it pumps out 355 hp and 332 lb-ft. Both engines come with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, but the AMG's is tuned for crisper shifts and sharper performance.

Where the CLA 250 starts out as a front-driver, all GLA models get 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

GLA 250 standard equipment includes electromechanical power steering, collision prevention assist plus, attention assist, heated front seats, power 12-way front seats with memory, power windows, reflector beam headlights, split-folding rear seatback, run-flat tires, raised suspension, eight airbags, adaptive brake with hold function, rain-sensing wipers, 18-inch wheels, chrome roof rails, rear privacy glass, 'artico' leather upholstery, Bluetooth with music streaming function, stability control with dynamic cornering assist, and a Nappa leather-trimmed steering wheel with shift paddles.

GLA 45 AMG models build on the 250, adding the more powerful engine, and a raft of AMG-tuned mechanicals, including the dual-clutch transmission, cooling system, brakes, exhaust, suspension, and speed-sensitive steering. Nineteen inch wheels replace 18s; additional features not shared with the 250 include bi-Xenon headlights, silver brake calipers, 'artico/dinamica' upholstery, aluminum interior trim, flat-bottomed steering wheel, and AMG floor mats.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Specifications

There are 2 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
From $37,200 MSRP
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
208 hp @5500 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4MATIC 4dr GLA 250 $37,200 5 SUV
4MATIC 4dr GLA 250 208 hp @5500 rpm 258 ft-lb @1200 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4MATIC 4dr GLA 250 173.9" 71" 60" 106.3"
4MATIC 4dr GLA 250
4MATIC 4dr GLA 250 N/A
4MATIC 4dr GLA 250
4MATIC 4dr GLA 250
4MATIC 4dr GLA 45 AMG $50,500 5 SUV
4MATIC 4dr GLA 45 AMG 355 hp @6000 rpm 332 ft-lb @2250 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4MATIC 4dr GLA 45 AMG 175" 71" 58.2" 106.3"

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