2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. Its Competition

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class will most likely be compared against the BMW X1 and Audi Q3, neither of which we're completely impressed with.

If you're looking for a small luxury 'ute, the Mercedes may be the best pick between the three, but there are others from with to choose.

We like the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque because of its dynamic shape and interior comfort.

The Lexus NX is a likely competitor in turbo-4 form, but there's also a hybrid that can achieve more than 30 mpg combined.

The Lincoln MKC is a good crossover, and with plenty of power, it's a sneaky pick.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
Browse Used Listings
2017 Audi Q32017 Audi Q3
Browse Used Listings
2016 BMW X12017 BMW X1
Browse Used Listings
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Browse Used Listings
2016 Lincoln MKC2017 Lincoln MKC
Browse Used Listings
Quick Specs
6.2
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a small, luxury compact 'ute that prioritizes "looks" over "feels," or in other words, it's probably perfect for a lot of shoppers.
6.5
The 2017 Audi Q3 isn't the most space-efficient or fuel-efficient in its class, but it gives compact luxury shoppers the ride comfort, easy maneuverability, and flexible cabin they seek.
6.2
Pleasant to drive and built to a price, the 2017 BMW X1 is a mainstream subcompact crossover that is pleasant to drive but lacks the brand's "ultimate driving machine" performance.
7.0
The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque cloaks its off-road chops in street-smart, urbane style.
6.7
The 2017 MKC is a step in the right direction for Lincoln, thanks to controlled handling and interior luxury, but it lacks rear seat space and the cachet of its luxury rivals.
MSRP From    
$32,850$31,800$33,750$41,800$32,880
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
GLA 250 SUV2.0 TFSI Premium FWDsDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle5 Door SEPremiere FWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySports Activity Vehicle5-DoorSport Utility
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2017 Audi Q32017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2017 BMW X12017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2017 Lincoln MKC