The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is the most affordable and also the smallest SUV in the company’s lineup. It`s a luxury SUV that will face the competitors such as BMW X1, Audi Q3, and Infiniti QX30. It comes with plenty of SUV-like amenities, the seating position is higher than before, and just like its competitors, it looks more like a taller hatchback than the actual SUV.
However, the new Mercedes’ vehicle is agiler than its rivals and it offers all-wheel-drive as standard. The off-road package raises the body even more and the exterior suffered some front treatments. Interior updates include a larger center screen and features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with a Luxurious and Elegant Look
As we already said, the model 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is perhaps classified as an SUV but when you look at it, it looks more like a taller hatchback with the higher ride and more sportiness. However, thanks to the Off-Road Package, your GLA will gain some ruggedness as the body will be raised for over an inch, plus added additionally ride settings. Front suffered some refreshments and the first thing everyone notices is a new headlamps design. Headlamps are now available with new LED strip.
One can choose LED high performance that is optional and will replace the existing bi-xenon units. On top of that, energy consumption is smaller and will save around 60 percent more energy than the xenon lights.
The front grille is all-new, and it comes with horizontal black slats. It is a great innovation, as it gives this compact SUV a more rugged appearance. A new color called Canyon Beige is added, and the Night Package offers 19-inch AMG wheels and black accents on mirrors, windows and roof rails.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior and Cargo Space
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a 2-row/5-passenger SUV and its cabin looks amazing. Of course, we didn’t expect anything less from the German automaker. On the other hand, even its small proportions didn’t stop the designers to make such a roomy interior. At the back, passenger space is surprisingly good, and the legroom could’ve been better but it is far from bad.
Interior will also have the same palette of colors used in the current one model Black w/Leather Upholstery [Black], Crystal Gray w/MB-Tex Upholstery [Gray], Sahara Beige w/MB-Tex Upholstery [Beige], Sahara Beige/Black w/Leather Upholstery [Beige] and Black w/MB-Tex Upholstery [Black].
At the front, a larger 8-inch center display is added, and the complete layout looks great. All the buttons and controls are easy to use and within a reach. Air vents look really elegant and luxurious. Cargo space of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is 17.2 cubic feet, but with folded rear seats it expands up to 43.6 cubic feet.
As for the safety, this 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA will come with standard features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control, Emergency S.O.S, Collision Prevention Assist, Low Tire Pressure Warning, BabySmart Childseat Sensor and also Rear Child Safety Locks.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Engine Offers and Performance
The model 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is using a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder drivetrain that is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It produces 208 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. The new GLA 250 hits 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. It will deliver 24/33 mpg (FWD) and 23/31 mpg (AWD) on the city/highway.
If those numbers aren’t good enough for you, the Sport mode will change the settings in order for quicker and better responses. Even the shift paddles are mounted to a steering wheel, so you may feel like some kind of a race driver. Just like on almost all Mercedes’ models, GLA also uses Eco Start/Stop system that shuts off the engine at the stoplights. In that way, fuel economics are better.
However, the next one engine that is in the model 220 CDI is the 2.1-litre diesel one that makes 182 HP at 5500rpm and 221lb ft at 1200-4000rpm. It also comes with the seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive system. However, the highlight of the offer is the powerful GLA45 AMG model that produces 375 HP.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Price and Release Date
The starting price for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is $35,000. It makes GLA the second least expensive vehicle, right behind the CLA sedan. Fully loaded 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLA45 AMG models could cost slightly over 50,000. Mercedes refused to provide the exact release date, but the beginning of 2019 is the most probable period.