2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

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2018 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

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Small Premium SUV of 2018

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • Rear visibility
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride
  • Engine smoothness

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 24


28 - 33


208 - 375


7 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Review

When you want to venture into the wild but you don’t have an invitation you need a vehicle you can count on. You need a Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV. Choose from two models: the GLA 250 and the race-bred AMG GLA 45 . When the stoplight turns red your GLA SUV turns green as its ECO Start/Stop System cuts the engine. But when the light turns green and the engine starts your GLA SUV sees red—up to 375 horses worth of red. Inside the cabin capability turns to luxury. Of course it does. From the dual-zone digital automatic climate control to the power front seats that remember your favorite settings the GLA SUV is everything you expect from a Mercedes-Benz. And from Mercedes Me and mbrace connectivity to the available COMAND hard-drive navigation to the suite of standard and available Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive features you’ll stay connected and protected. Choose from a variety of colors options and Genuine Mercedes-Benz Accessories and build a GLA SUV that’s all yours. The Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV. Well beyond practical.
With Mercedes Me and mbrace services you’re connected to your Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV—even when you’re nowhere near it. Standard Mercedes-Benz mbrace Connect turns your smartphone into a remote control for your SUV. Available mbrace Entertainment adds a WiFi hotspot iHeart Radio and more. Available mbrace Secure notifies authorities if you’re in an accident and helps you find your car if it’s stolen. And available mbrace Concierge connects you to a real live person who can help you make dinner reservations travel arrangements and much more. The Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV. Bask in the luxury of technology.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV has plenty of technology to help keep you and your passengers safe. Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive features use stereoscopic cameras and long short and multi-range radar sensors to help you stay aware of what’s around you. Available Distance Pilot Distronic Cruise Control uses radar to adapt your speed to the flow of traffic—even when it’s stop-and-go. Available Parking Pilot works with the rearview camera to give you audible and visual guidance when you’re backing up. The Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV. Because safety is the ultimate luxury.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV can trace its heritage back to the very first motorsports victory. The GLA 250’s turbocharged two-liter inline four starts things of with 208 horsepower. AMG models up the horsepower to 375. A Mercedes-Benz 7G Dual-Clutch seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters comes on the 250; an AMG Speedshift Dual-Clutch seven-speed comes on the AMG GLA 45. Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC all-wheel-drive is available to make your driving experience better no matter the conditions. The Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV. Racing heritage with real-world performance.

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Dependability Award Winner

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