The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA gets a mild refresh this year, which means you'll get some minor cosmetic changes and a number of new safety and convenience features inside.
What Sets the 2018 GLA Apart
The GLA looks a lot like the CLA, which its based on, and the newly refreshed design has taken on some aerodynamic lines. Tweaks to the front, rear, and unercarriage give the GLA a smoother shape, and the hottest version of the model, the GLA 45, now flaunts some aggressive new air intakes and a new front air dam, as well as the now standard LED headlights. If this model was intended to sit somewhere between a sedan/coupe and an SUV, the 2018 GLA has got it nailed. On the inside, you'll find a list of standard and available features that few luxury models can match. The GLA 250's standard features includes a full complement of power features (including the very cool power tailgate and power front seats). You'll also get keyless ignition, 18-inch alloys, Bluetooth® audio streaming, synthetic leather upholstery, climate control and plenty more. You're paying for a luxurious interior and Mercedes-Benz makes sure you get it in the 2018 GLA.
Is a Mercedes-Benz reliable?
Nearly any car buyer wants to know that their car is reliable, and the answer for Mercedes-Benz buyers is YES. The GLA ranks near the top of the U.S. News and World Report ranking in luxury subcompact SUV class, and Mercedes-Benz as a whole gets four out of five stars from the J.D. Power reliability rating, better than most and highest in its class.
Where is the Mercedes-Benz GLA made?
This German automaker is a global brand, and the GLA is made in the Mercedes-Benz auto plant in Iracemapolis, Brazil. In fact, the GLA is one of the best sellers in Brazil, and is made in the same plant as the C-Class sedan.
Is a Mercedes-Benz GLA Worth the Money?
The truth is that Mercedes-Benz is a premium brand, and that comes with a premium price tag. That said, the 2018 GLA is actually one of the most affordable models that you can buy, and standard features are impressive for the money. No one is looking at premium compact SUVs because they are on a tight budget, so if you're looking for the luxury options and impressive performance of a Mercedes-Benz crossover without an eye-watering price tag, the GLA is your best bet.