Mercedes-Benz GLA class
STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - The list of available utility vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz garage - and they are numerous - begins with the GLA. Based on the previous-generation CLA sedan, it provides a similar performance experience and size-small cargo capacity. The GLA250 uses a 208-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but step up to the GLA45 AMG and that value increases to 375. The AMG's turbo produces nearly twice the boost of the GLA250's engine, resulting in a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.3 seconds, versus a more leisurely 7.2 for the GLA250 (as measured by Mercedes-Benz). A fast-shifting seven-speed automated manual transmission with paddle shifters is used with both powerplants. The GLA250 is a front-wheel-driver, but it can be optioned with M-B's 4MATIC all-wheel-drive that directs up to 50 percent of the torque to the rear wheels, as needed. The GLA45 AMG has standard all-wheel-drive plus unique wheels, sport bucket seats, suspension, exhaust and steering, plus a faster-shifting transmission.
Base price (incl. destination): $34,950
Type: Compact utility vehicle
Base engine (h.p.): 2.0-liter I-4, turbocharged (208/375)
Transmission: Seven-speed automated manual
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 24/34/28Base weight (lb.): 3,300