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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

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What you must know before buying the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - September 6, 2020
  • 2021 GLA-Class is arriving
  • Get up to $6,500 off (2020)
  • Lease: $319/mo. (2020)
  • Financing: 1.99% APR (2020)

GLA-Class offers unchanged:

The carryover 2020 GLA-Class is still in showrooms and has a few high-value offers, including a huge unadvertised dealer cash incentive. If you want to take advantage of these great deals, you must act quickly. The 2020 GLA-Class is nearly sold out.

The redesigned 2021 GLA-Class, which is now free from its INFINITI QX30 platform-mate, is arriving in showrooms now with its higher seating position for better visibility, more rear legroom, and additional front headroom.

Though it's still fresh, the 2021 GLA-Class has a few promotional offers, but they pale in comparison to those on the 2020 model.

Mercedes' deals are available nationally and expire on September 30, 2020. We expect no new GLA-Class offers for Labor Day.

Unadvertised incentives:

The 2020 GLA-Class continues with its huge unadvertised cash incentive worth up to $6,500 off. The catch is you must pay cash or bring your own financing.

If you choose to finance through Mercedes-Benz Financial, you can get up to a $4,500 unadvertised cash incentive.

The 2021 GLA-Class has $500 in unadvertised dealer cash this month, but it excludes the performance-oriented GLA35.

The 2021 GLA-Class also has a $1,000 loyalty bonus for all current Mercedes owners, bringing its potential cash incentives to $1,500.

Remember, dealers can pass some or all these incentives on to the buyer to lower the vehicle's price. They can also pocket it for additional profit. Shop around to find the dealer willing to pass most of these savings on to you.

Lease from $319/mo.:

The 2020 GLA250 Premium is available with a 36-month lease that runs $319 per month with $3,713 due at signing. With a $422 effective monthly cost, this is a good value relative to its MSRP.

The 2021 GLA250 Premium also has a 36-month lease offer that runs $399 ($10 reduction) per month with $3,523 ($320 increase) due at signing. With an effective monthly cost of $497 ($1 reduction), this isn't a good value relative to its MSRP.

Free financing dropped:

Mercedes drops the 0% APR on the 2020 GLA-Class. It now includes 1.99% APR for 72 months, plus up to $4,500 in unadvertised incentives.

There are no financing offers on the 2021 GLA-Class yet.

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GLA250 Premium
$399Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $3,523
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $38,975
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 9/30/20

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Overview

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor

What's New

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is all-new for the model year. It’s good timing, as more competitors have joined the segment. The GLA is larger than before, has a more powerful engine compared to last year, comes with more tech features, and features a new design. It’s a much-needed update to the vehicle that practically started the subcompact luxury crossover SUV class.

Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

At the moment, the GLA-Class is only available in one trim: GLA 250. Pricing starts at $37,225 including destination.

Additional AMG variants of the GLA are expected to join the lineup down the road, but they’re not available as of this writing.

Engine Choices

The GLA has one engine option: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Output is rated at 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available for an additional $2,000.

Fuel economy for FWD models is rated at 25 miles per gallon city, 34 mpg highway, and 28 combined, according to the EPA. AWD models lose only one mpg across the board, making it a worthy upgrade for consumers living in areas with inclement weather.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Mercedes GLA is a subcompact luxury crossover with seating for five passengers.

Mercedes only provides total cargo capacity figures for the GLA, which can hold up to 50.5 cubic feet. That’s more than the majority of competitors in the subcompact class, but falls behind the BMW X1 that has up to 58.7 cubic feet of total cargo space.

Safety Features

Standard safety features on the GLA-Class include automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and driver attention monitoring.

The Driver Assistance Package costs $1,700 and adds adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, rear cross-traffic alert, speed limit assist, and more. An automated parking system and a surround-view camera are bundled in the $1,090 Parking Assistance Package.


The redesign for the 2021 model year brings the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system that includes voice control and keyword activation by saying things like “Hey, Mercedes.”

A 7-inch touchscreen, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, HD radio, and four USB ports are also included as standard. The infotainment screen and instrument cluster can be controlled via a touchpad or touch control buttons on the steering wheel.

Larger 10.25-inch screens for the central touchscreen and digital instrument cluster display are available through the Premium Package that costs $1,750. Navigation and augmented video for the navigation system are offered with the $1,295 Multimedia Package.

Standalone options include wireless charging ($200), a head-up display ($1,100), satellite radio ($460), and a Burmester surround-sound audio system ($850).

GLA 250 - From $37,225

Standard features on the GLA 250 include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights/taillights/fog lights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated exterior mirrors, and a power liftgate. The interior features dual-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats with memory, remote start, keyless entry, and push button start.

Real leather upholstery is available for an additional $1,450. Heated front seats are $500, while heated and ventilated front seats cost $950. A heated steering wheel ($250), an adaptive suspension ($990), and a panoramic sunroof ($1,500) are also available.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2021 Mercedes GLA-Class may be reasonably priced, but fully-loaded models can quickly rise past $50,000. With that said, we recommend choosing your optional features wisely with the approach of what you can live without versus what you need. The only major package we recommend is the Driver Assistance Package, as it offers a lot of advanced active safety features.

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