The GLA’s hatchback-like size and crossover-like clothes put it in direct competition with the smallest SUV offerings from other luxury automakers, such as the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, both of which offer increased ride height over a sedan or hatchback but city-friendly usability.
The BMW has less comfortable seats but much more space than the GLA, and the Q3 also delivers on those fronts, but not on many others.
The Infiniti QX30 is essentially the GLA with a better interior and more striking styling, but doesn’t command quite the same prestige the Mercedes does.
The Range Rover Evoque delivers heavily on style, while the MKC is larger and competes with some bigger luxury crossover offerings.
Keep a lookout for Lexus’s city-sized UX, which should more directly match up with the GLA in competition.
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|2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA ClassBrowse Used Listings||2019 Audi Q3Browse Used Listings||2019 BMW X1Browse Used Listings||2019 Land Rover Range Rover EvoqueBrowse Used Listings||2019 Lexus NXBrowse Used Listings||2019 Lincoln MKCBrowse Used Listings|
|22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular 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 Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Compact Cars||Large Cars||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|GLA 250 SUV||2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro||sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle||5 Door SE||NX 300 FWD||Standard FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel||Front Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||quattro 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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