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For It’s a refined cruiser with a nicely finished cabin, and SE models have a comfortable ride.

Against It's not much more practical than a regular A-Class hatchback, and most models are expensive.

Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover
33 5stars

The Mercedes GLA is a worthy rival for the Audi Q3. Cheaper versions make most sense, so if you’re set on a GLA, go for one of those.

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The full Mercedes-Benz GLA review


There are 7 Mercedes-Benz GLA versions available

Crossover GLA200 CDI SE 5dr £25,850
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover GLA200 CDI AMG Line 5dr £26,850
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover GLA250 SE 4Matic 5dr £29,915
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover GLA220 CDI SE 4Matic 5dr £30,035
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover GLA250 AMG Line 4Matic 5dr £30,915
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover GLA220 CDI AMG Line 4Matic 5dr £31,035
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover GLA45 AMG 5dr £44,595
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The GLA250 petrol is a strong performer, but we'd opt for the effortless cruising ability of the GLA220 CDI diesel instead. We're particularly keen to try the front-wheel-drive GLA200 CDI, though, which is cheaper to buy and run.

Two trim levels are available: SE and AMG Line. We'd stick with the cheaper SE because it has regular 'comfort' suspension; AMG Line gets a set-up that's lowered by 15mm, which means the ride isn’t as comfortable.

The GLA45 AMG, meanwhile, is a law unto itself. If you're really keen on a petrol-powered performance small SUV, then it's worthy of consideration alongside an Audi Q3 RS. However, something like a BMW X3 xDrive35d would be cheaper to run, much more practical and no slower in real-world motoring.

Reader test team says:

Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover GLA220 CDI AMG Line 4Matic 5dr

I haven't actually taken delivery of my car, despite waiting since March 2014. My poor ratings relate to the experience I have had in getting…

Michael Hall

1 out of 5 stars
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