2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

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Best Small Premium SUV of 2016

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's navigation system
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 25


29 - 35


208 - 375


7 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a mix of adrenaline adventure geek chic sport utility and sports car. This is capability luxury and class-leading innovation. It’s everything you need in a compact SUV and everything you want in a Mercedes-Benz. Get the best or nothing. Choose from 3 models starting with the GLA250 for $32 500 the fully equipped AMG GLA45 starts at $49 580 The GLA’s nimble size provides the perfect mix of flexibility fuel-efficiency and fun. Start with the 208 horsepower 2 liter turbo inline 4 engine. It delivers the right mix of power to its 4MATIC all-wheel drive system for on-road agility with off-road ability. The GLA shines on the road and off. Standard 18-inch wheels and 4-wheel independent suspension make it agile on any surface. The power driver seat adjusts 14 ways while the split rear seats make way for 43.6 cubic feet of cargo. Safer easier driving is a standard innovation on the GLA. Features like the radar-based collision prevention assist plus with autonomous braking and attention assist to help keep the driver alert and in total control. Express yourself by choosing from 10 exterior and 6 interior options. The Mercedes-Benz GLA. Small in size. Huge in impression.
What’s an SUV if it can’t carry cargo? The GLA’s split rear seats make way for 43.6 cubic feet of cargo. Connect to your world from your phone computer or car with mbrace. You’ll get a whole host of remote vehicle features like locking unlocking and locating your car from your phone using its smartphone app. WiFi and streaming audio are also available. Newly designed remote diagnostics can look after your car and detect problems. Five years of mbrace Connect features and services come with your new GLA.
Advanced safety features come standard on the GLA including radar-based collision prevention assist plus with autonomous braking and attention assist to help sense when you’re getting drowsy. Available Blind Spot and Lane Keeping Assist help make those highway commutes easier and safer. Add the optional distronic plus cruise control and it automatically adapts to the flow of traffic slowing until your path is clear again. If the vehicle ahead slows to a stop distronic plus can brake to a full halt.
Get ready to move out. The standard 208-hp 2 liter turbo four in the GLA250 uses numerous advances to provide more power from less fuel. Its rapid-multispark ignition and high-pressure Direct Injection can fine-tune themselves in milliseconds. The 7-speed transmission gives you the response of a manual with the smoothness of an automatic. Selectable ECO Sport and Manual modes let you go for fully automatic efficiency and comfort or manual shift excitement via the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

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