The Mercedes GLA looks good – both inside and out – but rivals are better to drive and cheaper to buy and ownget the best price
Adds style extras to SE’s kit list, plus automatic wipers, an 8.0in colour screen and climate control. Worth considering if you’re keen to have a high-end look and feel to your car.
Engine: GLA 200d 4Matic
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.
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