What used Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class estate will I get for my budget?
Just over £15,000 is the current starting point for a GLA, this for a 2014 car with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from an independent dealer. You can get cheaper, but this would be for a high-miler, and we think it worth spending the extra. Up the dosh to between £16,000 and £18,000 and you draw in 2015 cars, with the same criteria mentioned above, while £19,000 to £22,000 will get you a 2016 car bought privately or from a trader.
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class estate?
Unsurprisingly, it’s the entry-level diesel model, the 200d, that’s the most economical, with an official average of 67.3mpg. The 220d with four-wheel drive manages a claimed 58.9mpg (in some trims) while the petrol models languish a little behind, with the best being the GLA 200 at a claimed 48.7mpg and the worst the swift AMG GLA 45 with 38.2mpg.
Insurance costs are on the high side, with groups ranging from 21 up to 42 for AMG GLA 45. Servicing costs for the GLA can be expensive, as can replacement parts, but there is a pay-monthly service plan available to safeguard against prohibitive costs. At the time of writing, such plans are available from around £27 per month and guarantee the cost of parts and labour for up to three services.