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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Original MSRP Range
$32,850 - $34,850
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
23 - 24 MPG City / 31 - 33 MPG Hwy
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

What We Like

Fun drive; decent fuel economy; easy to park; upscale ambiance.

What We Don't

Limited cargo capacity; some subpar cabin materials; firm ride; relatively noisy for a Benz.


Expert Rating

4.3/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.4/ 5


What's New in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250?

New Convenience and AMG Dinamica packages join the options list. The instrument cluster has been ever-so-subtly redesigned. The touchscreen (which looks a little like a tablet attached to the dashboard) now measures 8 inches diagonally, whereas last year's was a 7-inch unit. The screen is also thinner. And smartphone integration comes in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. See the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class models for sale near you

Which GLA 250 is the Best?

Although the AMG version is undoubtedly fun, there's nothing wrong with the regular GLA. It's more affordable and offers a well-rounded package. Find a Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class


How Much Does a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Cost?

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes in GLA250, GLA250 4Matic and AMG GLA45 versions.

The GLA250 ($33,775) comes standard with 18-in alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power lift gate, chrome roof rails, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium vinyl upholstery, power-adjustable front seats with driver's-side memory settings, Adaptive Brake (with hill-start assist and automatic brake drying), a Comand infotainment system with an 8-in display, Bluetooth (phone and audio), and an 8-speaker audio system with HD Radio and a USB port.

The GLA250 4Matic ($35,775) has equipment similar to that of the GLA250, but adds all-wheel drive, an off-road drive mode, an off-road display and downhill speed regulation.

Options include 19-in wheels, upgraded front brakes, an exterior aero kit, bi-xenon headlights and LED taillights, auto-dimming side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, satellite radio, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon Surround Sound system, voice controls, adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, a self-parking system, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, sport front seats and premium vinyl dashboard trim.

The new Convenience package comes with a garage door opener, auto-dimming mirrors and a compass.

The AMG GLA45 ($50,825) occupies a different class in performance terms, adding the stronger engine, 19-in wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, sport steering, a sport exhaust, performance brakes, bi-xenon headlights and exterior styling enhancements. It can also be specced with Recaro sport seats, a rear spoiler, a limited-slip front differential, and 20-in wheels. The Dynamic Plus package raises the top speed to 167 mph.

The GLA-Class houses 17.2 cu ft. of cargo capacity behind the rear seats and 43.6 cu ft. with the seats flipped down. Not bad for a hatchback, but not great for a compact crossover.

GLA 250 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV$34,850 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo20823 / 317-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
GLA GLA 250 SUV$32,850 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo20824 / 337-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Safety

Is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 a Safe Car?

All GLA-Class models come standard with anti-lock disc brakes, stability control and eight airbags (front, front side, front knee and full-length side curtain). Rear side airbags are optional.

Collision Prevention Assist Plus -- a forward-collision mitigation system that includes automatic braking if an impact is imminent -- is standard.

The Multimedia package includes a rearview camera. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and lane-keeping assistance.

Although the GLA-Class hasn't been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), it has performed exceptionally well in European tests.


Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Power Liftgate Release
  • Driver Assistance Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Sport Pkg
  • Multimedia Pkg
  • Lane Departure Warning


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs the competition

2017 Audi Q3 -- The Q3 is a chief rival, offering similar turbocharged power and all-wheel-drive traction. It has the edge in interior quality, but the GLA is more fun.

2017 BMW X1 -- Roomier than the GLA and has superb driving talents.

2017 Lexus NX -- Enjoys the usual Lexus build quality and excellent equipment.

2017 Volkswagen Golf R -- Comes with nearly 300 hp and all-wheel drive. A cheaper alternative to a GLA45 that's still upscale and seriously quick.

Used BMW X3 -- More space and a highlight of its class. Check out a certified pre-owned (CPO) example with a reassuring warranty.

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