The GLA's front-wheel drive system is an ideal match for its nimble handling and efficient packaging. Impeccable calibration of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) and Electronic Traction System (ETS®) enhances tire bite under hard acceleration, while equal-length driveshafts virtually eliminate undesirable torque steer. The compact powertrain design also allows for generous cabin and cargo space within the GLA's maneuverable size.
Advanced electromechanical power steering delivers quicker response in corners, easier maneuvering at low speeds, along with precise on-center feel and straight-line stability.
DYNAMIC SELECT dials in the GLA's performance character with the tap of a console button. Throttle, shifting and more sharpen in Sport mode, ease up in ECO, keep calm in Comfort. There's even a mode you can set up yourself.
With 208 turbocharged horsepower, the GLA 250 quenches your thirst for performance with a minimal appetite for fuel. Advanced Direct Injection and multispark ignition self-tune on the fly, to keep your enthusiasm at full boost.
In the Mercedes-Benz SUV tradition, the GLA cabin combines generous passenger space with a clear focus on driving enjoyment. Its displays and controls are ideally placed and intriguingly designed, with a freestanding central screen atop the deeply hooded dash. Circular air vents with aluminized rings punctuate its winglike span, echoing both the precision and enduring quality of the GLA. The center console flows elegantly from the dash to the padded armrest between the front seats.
The steering wheel features pronounced contours, thick padding and a leather-wrapped rim with perforated side grips, putting the delights of precise handling literally in the driver's hands. Convenient multifunction controls do likewise while operating the most frequently needed vehicle functions. Raised thumbrests are placed at the ideal "10 and 2 o'clock" positions, near the paddle shifters.
Dual USB connectors in the console allow plug-and-play enjoyment from your iPod® or other USB-compatible digital music player. You don't need a special cable, just the one that came with your device, and the ports even provide charging of the device's battery.
For added convenience in the rain or with an armful of packages, you can fully open the liftgate via a switch on the driver's interior door panel or a button on the SmartKey remote. Press a button on the driver's door or the underside of the liftgate and it powers itself closed. A sensor automatically stops the liftgate if it detects an obstruction, and you can set an opening-height limit for low ceilings. A chrome sill plate helps protect the rear bumper while you're loading cargo.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
An advanced system of 8 air bags includes dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact head/torso air bags, dual front knee air bags, and side curtain air bags for both seating rows.
Radar-based technology alerts you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as the driver starts to brake, Active Brake Assist can automatically provide an appropriate level of braking to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If you fail to respond, the system can also initiate braking automatically from speeds up to 65 mph.
Shift into Reverse, and a rear-mounted camera displays a live 180-degree view of what's behind the vehicle on the screen atop the dashboard. Active on-screen guidelines indicate the car's projected path as you turn the steering wheel.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers automatically adjust the intermittent wiper frequency based on the amount of rainfall.