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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250

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2015 Base GLA 250 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $31,300
2015 Base GLA 250 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Price:   -  From $33,300


The smallest crossover yet from Mercedes-Benz, the GLA250 demonstrates that the brand's luxury and refinement really can be funneled into a tidy package that's accessible to younger buyers. Although we tend to associate crossovers with family travel, the GLA250 is more of a lifestyle vehicle for singles and couples who value quality over space.

What's New for 2015

The GLA250 is an all-new addition to the Mercedes-Benz lineup.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250

Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz GLA250

Mercedes-Benz GLA250

The new GLA is about 5 inches shorter and 8 inches lower than Mercedes-Benz's mainstream compact crossover, the GLK. Compared to your typical hatchback, the GLA rides higher, has a more aggressive stance, and simply looks more purposeful. But that's not just the result of clever styling. Every example carries all-wheel drive with hill-descent control and an off-road transmission mode. (A front-drive version is in the works.) The sole drivetrain is a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder with 208 horsepower and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Standard equipment is rather generous for this price point and includes a power liftgate, HD radio, dual power seats (leatherette) with driver memory, Bluetooth phone and audio, and rain-sensing wipers. The outside gets 18-inch five-spoke wheels and roof rails. For safety, you get a driver alertness warning system and forward collision mitigation with automatic braking.

Mercedes-Benz GLA250

Most buyers will consider essential the Premium package, which includes automatic dual zone climate control, heated front seats, auto-dimming mirrors, satellite radio, an infotainment control interface and an integrated garage door opener. Premium-equipped models are eligible for the Interior package with leather sport seats and remote window operation; and the Multimedia package, which offers a hard drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic and weather, a rearview camera and expanded audio features.

In addition to the GLA250's standard safety technology, the Driver Assistance package gets you adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping alert. For a different look outside, there's the Sport package with AMG wheels and body elements, plus perforated front brakes with painted calipers. Among the handful of individual options are a panoramic sunroof, wood or aluminum interior trim, and a Harman/Kardon surround-sound system.

CarsDirect Tip

Considering that all-wheel drive is standard, the GLA250 is fairly complete to begin with for a subcompact luxury crossover. That said, adding the Premium and Interior packages is highly recommended if you want the full Mercedes-Benz experience.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 208 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
7-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 35 / 30 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 208 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 35 / 30 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
14.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
43.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
173.9 "
Exterior Width
71.0 "
Exterior Height
60.0 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Rear Headroom
38.4 "
Front Legroom
41.9 "
Rear Legroom
33.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
18.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Amg Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Mb-tex Leatherette / Leather / Cloth/leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Comand Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Comand Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
8 / 12 Harman/kardon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Attention Assist Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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