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  • 180 degree reversing camera with parking guidelines
  • 4 analogue dials and needles suspended in six o'clock position
  • Attention assist
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
  • ECO start/stop function
  • Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
  • Instrument cluster
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Speed sensitive steering with servo assistance
  • 8" media display touchscreen
  • Audio 20radio/single CD/MP3, 6 speaker, telephone keypad, twin radio tuner, Bluetooth, 2 USB, SD card slot and preparation Garmin Map pilot nav system
  • Media interface
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • Black beltline strips
  • Body colour door handles with chrome inserts
  • Electric front windows
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Front and rear bumper with simulated under guard in high gloss black
  • Front door sills with Mercedes-Benz lettering
  • Front fog lights
  • Full LED tail lamps
  • Heat insulating dark tinted privacy glass from the B-pillar backwards
  • Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
  • LED high performance headlamps
  • LED third brake light
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers with two sensitivity stages
  • Rear windscreen intermittent wiper with automatic activation when reversing
  • Roof mounted radio aerial
  • Two pipe visible exhaust system with chrome tailpipe tips
  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • 3 spoke and 12 button multifunction steering wheel trimmed in nappa leather with perforated grip area
  • Air conditioning thermatic
  • Air vents with chrome surround and cruciform nozzles
  • Ambient lighting in front headrests
  • Artico man-made leather/Maringa fabric upholstery
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Front centre armrest with stowage
  • Front footwell lights
  • Front seat cushion length adjustment
  • Grey roof lining
  • Illuminated door sills
  • Illuminated glove compartment stowage
  • Interior door handle illumination
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Manually adjustable front seats
  • Manually height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Rear footwell lights
  • Rear Reading Lamps
  • Sports seats with integrated head restraints
  • Stowage compartment lighting
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Twin front cup holders
  • Two outer rear seat isofix and top tether child seat fixing points
  • White courtesy and red warning lights in front doors and boot lid
  • Comfort seat pack - GLA Class
  • Night pack - GLA Class Urban Edition
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • Active bonnet pedestrain safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet by 65mm
  • Active brake assist
  • Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Black seat belts
  • Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
  • Crash responsive emergency lighting
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Dual stage driver and front passenger airbags
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic stability programme with acceleration skid control
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger seat occupancy sensor
  • Front side airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Window airbags
  • Anti-theft alarm system/interior protection with tow-away protection and interior monitoring systems
  • Chrome surround electric key
  • Keyless Go starting function
  • Remote central locking
  • Off road comfort suspension
  • Sail pattern dash trim
  • 18' 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels painted in black with a high sheen finish
  • Tirefit tyre sealant kit
ManufacturerMERCEDES-BENZ
RangeGLA CLASS
ModelGLA CLASS HATCHBACK
DerivativeGLA 180 Urban Edition 5dr
Body StyleHatchback
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionManual
Doors5
MPG40.9 MPG
BHP122 BHP
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1235 KG
Seats5
EmissionsEURO 6
Top Speed124 MPH

mercedes-benz gla class
GLA 180 Urban Edition 5dr

Fuel Type
Fuel Type
Petrol
Transmission
Transmission
Manual
0 - 62
0 - 62
9 Sec
Top Speed
Top Speed
124MPH
Efficiency
Efficiency
40.9MPG
Emissions
Emissions
158g/km
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  • 180 degree reversing camera with parking guidelines
  • 4 analogue dials and needles suspended in six o'clock position
  • Attention assist
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
  • ECO start/stop function
  • Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluid
  • Instrument cluster
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Speed sensitive steering with servo assistance
  • 8" media display touchscreen
  • Audio 20radio/single CD/MP3, 6 speaker, telephone keypad, twin radio tuner, Bluetooth, 2 USB, SD card slot and preparation Garmin Map pilot nav system
  • Media interface
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • Black beltline strips
  • Body colour door handles with chrome inserts
  • Electric front windows
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Front and rear bumper with simulated under guard in high gloss black
  • Front door sills with Mercedes-Benz lettering
  • Front fog lights
  • Full LED tail lamps
  • Heat insulating dark tinted privacy glass from the B-pillar backwards
  • Heated glass rear windscreen + timer control
  • LED high performance headlamps
  • LED third brake light
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers with two sensitivity stages
  • Rear windscreen intermittent wiper with automatic activation when reversing
  • Roof mounted radio aerial
  • Two pipe visible exhaust system with chrome tailpipe tips
  • 1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • 3 spoke and 12 button multifunction steering wheel trimmed in nappa leather with perforated grip area
  • Air conditioning thermatic
  • Air vents with chrome surround and cruciform nozzles
  • Ambient lighting in front headrests
  • Artico man-made leather/Maringa fabric upholstery
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Front centre armrest with stowage
  • Front footwell lights
  • Front seat cushion length adjustment
  • Grey roof lining
  • Illuminated door sills
  • Illuminated glove compartment stowage
  • Interior door handle illumination
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Manually adjustable front seats
  • Manually height and reach adjustable steering column
  • Rear footwell lights
  • Rear Reading Lamps
  • Sports seats with integrated head restraints
  • Stowage compartment lighting
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Twin front cup holders
  • Two outer rear seat isofix and top tether child seat fixing points
  • White courtesy and red warning lights in front doors and boot lid
  • Comfort seat pack - GLA Class
  • Night pack - GLA Class Urban Edition
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • Active bonnet pedestrain safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet by 65mm
  • Active brake assist
  • Adaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Black seat belts
  • Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
  • Crash responsive emergency lighting
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Dual stage driver and front passenger airbags
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic stability programme with acceleration skid control
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger seat occupancy sensor
  • Front side airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Window airbags
  • Anti-theft alarm system/interior protection with tow-away protection and interior monitoring systems
  • Chrome surround electric key
  • Keyless Go starting function
  • Remote central locking
  • Off road comfort suspension
  • Sail pattern dash trim
  • 18' 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels painted in black with a high sheen finish
  • Tirefit tyre sealant kit
Technical Specification
Manufacturermercedes-benz
Rangegla class
Modelgla class hatchback
DerivativeGLA 180 Urban Edition 5dr
Body StyleHatchback
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionManual
Doors5
MPG40.9 MPG
BHP122 BHP
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1235 KG
Seats5
EmissionsEURO 6
Top Speed124 MPH

Vehicle Review

By Jonathan Crouch

The GLA, first launched in 2014, was the very first small Mercedes SUV. If you're looking at a used one, try and stretch to one of the post-2017 facelifted models. These are as classy as you'd expect a premium 'C'-segment family hatch-based crossover model ought to be from the Stuttgart brand. Thorough engineering borrowed from the Mercedes A-Class means that that there's plenty to like beyond the badge, primary selling points focusing upon quality and efficiency. In short, it's a car that suits its fashion-conscious segment.

5dr SUV (2.1 diesel [GLA 200d/ GLA 220d] / 1.6, 2.0 petrol [GLA 180, GLA 200, GLA 250, GLA 45])

The GLA competes in the premium part of the SUV 'C' sector and, like all models in this segment, is based on family hatchback underpinnings, in this case those of the third generation version of the Mercedes A-Class. Mercedes originally launched the GLA in 2014 but much changed in this class in the years directly following that introduction, hence the need for a package of facelift improvements introduced in 2017. That's what's brought us the car we're looking at here. As updates go, they don't come much milder than this, though Mercedes would of course argue that few changes were really necessary. The front end was brought into line with the brand's other SUVs, the interior was smartened a little, there were some more sophisticated equipment options and, well, that's about it. As before, a class-leadingly light kerb weight made possible an un-bettered set of running cost returns. This car sold until early 2020, when it was replaced by an all-new second generation version.

A small but subtle change of emphasis took place as part of this MK1 model's 2017 facelift. In its original form, the GLA looked a little like one of those rather half-hearted attempts that some manufacturers make at the compact crossover concept - a family hatch with a few SUV hormones thrown in. This facelifted version isn't much different, but the changes made were just enough to give it more visual credibility as a fully-fledged SUV, albeit a very mild, fashion-orientated one. Up-front, you get a higher perch than you'd find in a comparable A-Class thanks to the slightly loftier ride height, but other rivals seat you more commandingly. Otherwise the cabin architecture is very similar to a third generation A-Class, which means yet another interior inspired from the world of aviation, with your eye immediately drawn to the five circular air vents, styled to resemble jet engines and finished in 'cool touch' electroplated metal trim. The three grouped in the centre of the fascia sit below what remains a rather unusual touch, a free-standing Central Media Display. It looks like an iPad that's been bolted onto the upper part of the centre console as something of an after-thought. Actually though, it's a fully-integrated infotainment system that offers its media connectivity via a tablet-style screen that's 8-inches in size provided you avoid entry-level trim. In the rear, knee room is quite limited compared to what you'd get in, say, a rival BMW X1 or a competing Audi Q3 but legroom isn't too bad by class standards, though you'll have hardly any if you find yourself in the middle of the bench, a position compromised by the prominent centre transmission tunnel. The boot comes as standard with a powered tailgate. The heavily styled rear light clusters do necessitate a rather narrow opening, but once the hatch powers up, you'll find 481-litres of space.

Prices for this facelifted MK1 GLA start at around £16,700 for a '17-plate GLA 200d SE, rising to around £25,000 for a '20-plate car. For a GLA 250, a '17-plate 'Sport'-spec car starts at around £20,500, with values rising to around £30,500 for a '20-plate model. You might like one of the trendy-looking limited edition packages. For a GLA 180 Urban Edition, a '19-plate car would start at around £21,250, with values rising to around £23,750 for one of the last '20-plate models. For a GLA 200 Urban Edition, a '19-plate car would start at around £22,250, with values rising to around £24,750 for one of the last '20-plate models. For the rare Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC, prices start at around £28,750 for a '17-plate car, rising to around £44,750 for a '20-plate model.

Most GLA owners in our survey were satisfied, but inevitably, there were some who'd experienced problems. One owner had a sunroof that wouldn't close. Another had an intermittent parking sensor problem. And another had the engine management light illuminate, advertising an air flow meter issue. We also came across problems including water pump failure, a spurious 'Reversing not possible' dash warning, a loud clicking noise that manifested itself after shutting off the car and a problem with the fuel filler door not shutting. In one instance, the media screen froze. In another, the USB port didn't recognise a device. Otherwise, it's just the usual stuff. Check for signs of damage to the bodywork and alloy wheels. Even though virtually all GLAs came with parking sensors, there may be some and top-spec variants with wide alloy rims are particularly prone to scratches. Check for uneven panel gaps and paint flaws. Inspect the electrics and the air conditioning functionality - it should blow our really chilled air.

(approx based on a 2017 GLC 200 - Ex Vat) An air filter is around £21-£30. Front brake pads sit in the £36-£64 bracket for a set (for rears it's £25-£63). Front brake discs cost in the £45-£130 bracket. Rear brake discs can cost in the £70-£77 bracket. An oil filter is around £5-£11. A radiator costs in the £200-£300 bracket. A water pump is around £62. A thermostat is around £177. And a headlamp is around £227.

On the move, this GLA has a softer damping set-up than the MK3 model A-Class hatch it's based on thanks to the 'off-road comfort suspension' package that's fitted to all mainstream models. Through the corners, body roll is decently controlled and the rather vague steering masks greater reserves of traction than you might expect. Particularly if you've got yourself a model with 4MATIC 4WD, which can send up to 50% of the engine's power to the rear wheels whenever they need it. Most versions of this car come with selectable driving modes. Mercedes calls its system 'DYNAMIC SELECT' and as usual, it's one of those set-ups that'll appropriately tweak steering feel, throttle response and - on auto models - gearshift timings to suit the way you want to drive. You'll be wanting to know about engines. Most GLA buyers will want the 2.1-litre diesel, probably in its base 136hp state of tune, which returns 67.3mpg on the combined cycle and 110g/km (NEDC figures). That's for a front-driven model, which comes with manual or auto gearbox options. If you want your GLA 200d with 4MATIC 4WD, you have to have auto transmission. We'd recommend the 2.1-litre engine in the 177hp state of tune you get with the GLA 220d, a derivative that only comes in 4MATIC auto form. There are petrol options too, starting with a 1.6-litre GLA 200 variant which offers 156hp, has manual or auto gearbox options and is front-driven only. Beyond that, the performance level with a couple of 2.0-litre 4MATIC auto derivatives. There's a 211hp GLA 250 and a startling quick Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 with 381hp.

Back in 2017, the GLA competed in a very different market to the one it was launched in back in 2014. But this facelifted version wasn't really a very different product. It was just as well then, that the original design fundamentals of this Mercedes were so strong. Stylish looks will always get any product a long way. As will class-leading efficiency - which in this case is particularly noteworthy. After all, a 4WD GLA will cost you no more to run than most 2WD rivals: that's a powerful buying incentive. It also helped this product's prospects when new that this facelift package, though mild and lacking in much substance, wasn't without merit. The styling's was usefully evolved to give the car more of a proper SUV demeanour. And the availability of features like full-LED headlamps and a surround view camera added in the kind of high-tech sheen that wealthier downsizing buyers were looking for. And in summary? Well every compact SUV in this class from the 2017-2020 period claims to take concept of sense and sensibility and add to it something of an adventurous streak. This GLA does that too, but with a bit of extra polish. We can see why you might like it.

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