The GLA is the new stylish and practical family crossover for sale from Mercedes, available in two trims and paired with three different engines. Despite being the entry spec, the SE edition with manual or automatic transmission represents good value in the range, delivering a certain style with the same kit found on the higher spec, but at around £1000 cheaper.
Driving the 2018 GLA SE is unlikely to feel like a compromise in terms of what’s available. The model looks impressive on the outside with Mercedes branding, 18-inch alloy wheels, illuminated door sills, roof rails, chrome tailpipes and privacy glass. Artico leather upholstery, an attractive wave-style trim and a 12-button multi-function leather steering wheel bring refinement and comfort inside the cabin too. The kit is impressive with collision avoidance and reversing camera both as standard. A high quality CD and digital radio, plus USB, Bluetooth and mp3 connectivity complete a well-equipped and spacious interior, where everything is controlled from a clear tablet-style colour display in the centre console.
Prices list from just over £25K for the 2.1 litre 200 SE. This is a lower-powered 2-wheel drive diesel version with 136PS and manual gears, but it is also available as an automatic for around £1200 extra. Although not the most responsive, this diesel engine is the cheapest to run, boasting 62.8 mpg in combined conditions and low CO2 emissions.
The more gutsy GLA 220 CDI SE 4x4 packs a 170PS punch and pairs with a 7-speed automatic gearbox only. All this extra performance and handling come at a price with the 2018 GLA 220 listing at £29,235 for the SE trim.
Finally, the GLA 250 SE is the top performer in the 2018 range with an agile and muscular 211PS 2.0 litre petrol engine boasting a top speed of 143mph and 0-60 in around 7 seconds. This automatic 4x4 model is less economical to run, managing 43mpg in combined conditions. The GLA 250 lists around £29K with the SE trim.
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