The GLA plays the roll of an SUV version of the CLA. Both the GLA and the CLA came out in the same year, and both feature the same chassis and engines. What makes the GLA special is its compact crossover body style that provides SUV convenience with sedan performance. Actually, you could consider the GLA to be a coupe, sedan, SUV hybrid. If you are looking for a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA in Phoenix AZ, Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead is the place for you.
The GLA is available as the GLA 250 in front-wheel drive or 4MATIC® all-wheel drive and the AMG® GLA 45. Both the GLA 250 and the AMG® GLA 45 come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, but like the CLA, the handcrafted motor in the GLA 45 produces 167 more horsepower than the GLA 250. This excess of power allows the compact crossover to jump from zero to 60 in just 4.3 seconds, but it also costs the GLA six miles for every gallon of gas on the highway.
Without 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, the GLA 250 produces 208 horsepower, accelerates from 0-60 in 7.2 seconds, and features a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission.
The GLA has the comfort of an SUV with the mobility of a compact sedan. It has 43.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity and seats up to five passengers.
Thanks to modern aerodynamics and efficient technology, the GLA 250 gets 25 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway with front-wheel drive.
The GLA was introduced in 2012 as a 2013 model. For 2017, it received a minor facelift with a new front bumper and new headlights. You will also find new exterior paint colors and a new set of optional AMG® light-alloy wheels. On the inside, a new 8-inch infotainment screen improves convenience with better usability and vision.
Through this screen, drivers can control DYNAMIC SELECT, COMAND® NAVIGATION, and mbrace2 all in one central location. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA is also available with a handful of performance packages that make the 2017 AMG® GLA 45 one of the quickest, most advanced crossover vehicles on the road today.