The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a prime example of a true crossover vehicle. Taking notes from the A-Class hatchback, and combining it with the style of the CLA-Class, the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is by definition, the best of both worlds.
The GLA-Class represents the smallest SUV in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, and despite its size, it still manages to hold up the high standards of the automotive brand. The luxury compact crossover was unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2013, and first came to the United States automotive market for its 2015 model year debut.
The basic, yet intricate design of the 2015 GLA-Class allows the crossover to immediately stand apart from its over-crowded segment. The compact size of the GLA allows for ultimate efficiency, maneuverability, and still leaves enough room for plenty of passengers.
vailable in two trim levels, the GLA-Class offers drivers two different engine options, both of which are packed with advanced technologies for ultimate performance. No Mercedes would be the same without a luxurious, amenity-filled cabin - and the GLA-Class is no exception.
Brimming with advanced in-vehicle technology, luxurious appointments, and plenty of convenience features, the all-new 2015 GLA-Class is the compact crossover to own.
The 2015 GLA-Class may be a new vehicle, but Mercedes-Benz went to great lengths to ensure that it featured the perfect mix of design features from other successful models.
Design notes and features can be identified from the brand’s A-Class and CLA-Class vehicles, blending their basic principles to create an entirely new SUV. The 2015 GLA-Class was designed to stand out, fit anywhere, and be a true force on the road.
The small size of the GLA-Class lends itself to exceptional fuel economy, driving flexibility, and fun behind the wheel. The overall body of the GLA is confident, strong, and at the same time, athletic in nature.
Curves, flared wheel arches, a rear spoiler, and chrome roof rails, help complete the look, while ensuring that the crossover always performs at its peak. 18-inch five spoke wheels come standard, along with privacy glass, and the iconic Mercedes-Benz chrome grille.
With seating for up to five passengers and a rear cargo capacity of 17.2 cubic feet, with the rear seats in their upright position, the 2015 GLA-Class delivers just the right amount of space.
The 2015 GLA-Class is, at its very heart, a Mercedes-Benz SUV. While it may be small in size, it makes up for it in the pure performance that only a Mercedes-Benz vehicle can deliver. Explore below and discover what each model offers its unique drivers.
GLA250 - This base model has a low starting MSRP of only $31,300. Equipped with a 2.0-liter Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine, this crossover can pack a punch. Delivering 208 horsepower, and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, the GLA250 can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 7.2 seconds.
The 4-wheel drive suspension is independent and paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Drivers will delight in the standard shift paddles, and advanced electromechanical power steering.
GLA45 AMG - This GLA model embodies the pure-performance aspect of the Mercedes-Benz Performance Racing Division, made known by the AMG badging. Featuring an handcrafted AMG 2.0-liter turbo inline four-cylinder engine, this powerhouse makes 355 horsepower, and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds. An AMG sport suspension, 4MATIC all-wheel drive, and an AMG high-performance braking system, further set this model a apart from the GLA250. With a starting MSRP of $48,300, the GLA45 AMG comes standard with everything on the base model, and plenty of extras.
The 2015 GLA-Class may be brand new to the Mercedes-Benz lineup, but the crossover SUV is already helping the automotive industry set the pace for high-performing, luxury crossovers in its segment. No other vehicle exists quite like it, thanks to its intuitive design, high-powered performance, and the high-quality amenities and luxury that only Mercedes-Benz can deliver.