The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class wears crossover-ish, hatchback-like clothes, but drives and carries itself and stuff like a compact sedan.
In that way it’s like the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, neither of which leaps to mind when considering “SUVs.” The BMW has uncomfortable front seats but more space in its new form; the Q3 does better on that front, but doesn’t excel on many.
The Infiniti QX30 is essentially a GLA with a nicer interior and a smarter style, but its brand prestige isn’t on the same heat map.
The Range Rover Evoque is a stiletto of an SUV with more room than the GLA, while Lincoln’s MKC is more a size rival for mid-size utility vehicles.
The Lexus NX? It has dramatic style, but it’s not terribly refined or, well, Lexus-like.
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|2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA ClassBrowse Used Listings||2018 Audi Q3Browse Used Listings||2018 BMW X1Browse Used Listings||2018 Land Rover Range Rover EvoqueBrowse Used Listings||2018 Lexus NXBrowse Used Listings||2018 Lincoln MKCBrowse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||Compact Cars||Large Cars||Small SUV 4WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|GLA 250 SUV||2.0 TFSI Premium FWD||sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle||5 Door SE||NX 300 FWD||Premiere FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||5-Door||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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