2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. Its Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

Whether it’s a tall hatchback or a subcompact crossover, the GLA has plenty of competition from the smallest SUVs in the stables of other luxury makes that almost all offer better rear leg room and more potent turbo-4 engines.

The Range Rover Evoque delivers on style, though it has the same cramped rear dimensions.

It also has the most potent turbo-4 of the bunch at 246-hp, as does the curvaceous Jaguar E-Pace.

The refreshed BMW has more space and comfort than the GLA, and uses a 228-hp turbo-4, as does the Audi Q3, which is smaller than the X1 but larger than the GLA.

The Q3 comes equipped with better infotainment and convenience technology.

The Lexus UX was late to the party but is a safe play for the brand’s proven record on safety, fuel economy, and garish trapezoidal grilles.

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Quick Specs
5.8
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is a solid crossover entry point into the luxury German brand.
6.7
The 2020 Audi Q3 blends practicality, quality, and fun in a chunky but city-friendly package.
6.0
The 2020 BMW X1 welcomes crossover shoppers into the luxury brand with a good price and nice features.
6.4
The 2020 Jaguar E-Pace is a city-sized luxury SUV that’s stylish and fun to drive, but not without faults.
6.4
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque emerges from finishing school with more refined road manners.
6.3
The 2020 Lexus UX is a spacious, fuel-efficient crossover SUV with standout styling.
MSRP From     
$34,250$34,700$35,200$39,950$42,650$32,300
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDLarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
GLA 250 SUVPremium 45 TFSI quattrosDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleP250 AWDP250 SUX 200 FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveAll WheelAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic/CVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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