Mercedes GLA Leasing
Top 3 Features
Great cabin design.
Comfortable to drive.
Why Lease A Mercedes-Benz GLA?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
Despite the new GLA’s chunkier appearance, it’s still towards the more compact end of its class. There’s reasonable space inside for a family of 4, but the rear-seat headroom isn’t as generous as some rivals. The boot, however, is larger than most, with 540 litres on the standard models, although you lose 45 litres if you opt for the plug-in hybrid.
There’s plenty of flexibility in the seating arrangements too. The entire rear bench is able to slide back and forth to prioritise rear legroom or boot space, while the seats fold completely flat with a 60/40 split.
Fuel economy is generally good across the GLA range. The GLA 180 and GLA 200, for instance, are both rated at up to 42.8mpg, which puts them in between the Audi Q2 35 TFSI and the Volvo XC40 T3. Meanwhile, the diesels tend to be slightly more economical in the real world than many of their rivals – we saw nearly 50mpg in the GLA 220d.
The big news, however, is the arrival of a plug-in hybrid version, the GLA 250e. Officially, this is rated at 201.8mpg. With any plug-in car, these laboratory figures depend vastly on the circumstances and usage, so we’d treat them with a pinch of salt, but the GLA 250e’s generous electric-only range of 39 miles bodes well for its real-world performance.
Mercedes-Benz GLANumerous engine options and trim specs are available, but they all share the same 5-door compact SUV bodystyle.
High Performance Models
AMG GLA 35 4MATICA 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 306hp puts the GLA 35’s performance well into hot-hatch territory, while chassis tweaks deliver a more engaging driving experience.
AMG GLA 45S 4MATIC+At 421hp, the GLA 45S has the most powerful engine fitted to any 4-cylinder road car. That gives it truly impressive performance, with 0-62mph dispatched in just 4.3 seconds.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA Vs Competitors
There’s no specific reliability data for the GLA yet. The closely-related A-Class has fared reasonably well, although there are reports of minor issues, such as trim rattles.
The GLA’s boot is larger than average for the class, with a capacity of 540 litres.
There’s no shortage of trim options if you’re looking to lease a Mercedes-Benz GLA. From the mild GLA 180 to the wild GLA 45S, there’s something for everyone.
A 180-degree view reversing camera is standard on all models, with parking sensors on all barring the entry-level Sport models.
Roughly average for its class overall, with less rear-seat space than some, but a good-sized boot.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA is a popular leasing choice due to its stylish and luxurious interior, strong range of engines and comfortable ride.
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