Mercedes GLA review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Accessibility & Motability

2020 Mercedes GLA rear seats
  • 2021 Mercedes GLA front cornering
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  • 2020 Mercedes GLA dashboard
  • 2020 Mercedes GLA rear seats
  • 2020 Mercedes GLA rear seats
  • 2020 Mercedes GLA infotainment controller
  • 2021 Mercedes GLA rear
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  • 2021 Mercedes GLA front
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  • 2021 Mercedes GLA alloy wheel
  • 2021 Mercedes GLA front cornering
  • 2021 Mercedes GLA rear cornering
  • 2020 Mercedes GLA dashboard
  • 2020 Mercedes GLA rear seats
  • 2020 Mercedes GLA rear seats
  • 2020 Mercedes GLA infotainment controller
  • 2021 Mercedes GLA rear
  • 2021 Mercedes GLA nose
  • 2021 Mercedes GLA front
  • 2021 Mercedes GLA side
  • 2021 Mercedes GLA alloy wheel
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In this section:
  • Motability - Access
  • Motability - Storage
  • Motability - Ease of use and options

Accessibility & Motability

Usability for people with disability or their carers

Motability - Access

Well, if there’s a Motability car that provides access nirvana for those who have limited mobility, the Mercedes GLA is that car.

For a start, its doors open to a fabulous 71 degrees (a Toyota CH-R offers up 61 degrees in contrast) which means they are well and truly out of the way when you’re getting into or out of the car. 

The GLA also makes it pretty easy to get stuff into and out of the boot because the boot sill is a reasonable 790mm from the ground. Place the adjustable-height boot floor in its highest setting and there’s no drop to the floor whatsoever, plus when you fold down the rear seats they lie completely flat.

Storage elsewhere in the interior is good, with door pockets that can each take a 500ml bottle, a large glovebox and various cubbies dotted around for day-to-day odds and ends.

Motability - Ease of use and options

You can currently have your Motability GLA as either a GLA 180 with a 134bhp 1.3-litre petrol engine or a GLA 200 with a 161bhp version of the same engine. We’d go for the latter because its significantly punchier performance makes the extra expense worthwhile.