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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV 23 29 $44,697 $47,550
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 20 27 $51,230 $54,500
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 24 33 $35,936 $38,230
GLA GLA 250 SUV 25 34 $34,056 $36,230
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Long Range AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model Y Long Range AWD N/A N/A N/A $49,990
Model Y Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $59,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,697
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,550
$49,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$833 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand. The 2020 Tesla Model Y adapts the formula of the best-selling Model 3 and applies it to a more popular crossover style for a winning combination.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
29 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagons Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 40.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 41
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
57.3 50.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.4
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 75.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 64.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 187
Height, Overall (in)
62.5 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
29.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.5 68
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
31.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
56 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
15.4 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.1 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 39.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR19 P255/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R01 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR19 P255/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
R01 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3653 4416
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 9.5
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5800 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 -
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
- 326
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 127
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 121
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 114
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Type
8 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 9.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA Tesla Model Y
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 -
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
  • 2021 GLA-Class is available
  • Lease: From $399/mo.
  • Rebates: No cash incentives
  • Financing: 1.99% for 36 mo.
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