The Mercedes GLA looks good – both inside and out – but rivals are better to drive and cheaper to buy and ownread the full model review
Gets most of the kit you’d want as standard, including air-con, a 5.8in screen, a USB socket, a CD Player, Bluetooth, a multi-function steering wheel, automatic lights, cruise control, alloy wheels, roof rails and a faux-leather interior. You’ll have to pay extra to get sat-nav or a DAB radio, though.
This 2.1-litre diesel engine isn’t going to raise your pulse, but it’s responsive enough in normal driving. And while it’s quite coarse-sounding under acceleration, it does at least quieten down at a steady cruise. It’s also the most economical engine in the GLA line-up. Front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox are standard, but you can have this engine with a seven-speed automatic 'box and four-wheel drive.