2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. Its Competition

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The GLA shares some running gear with the CLA compact sedan, which was the brand’s most inexpensive vehicle before Mercedes buffed it up in crossover form.

Even though the GLA grew last year to better accommodate rear passengers, the GLB offers more interior space but in a louder ride.

The BMW X1 fills a similar role as the GLA and is powered by a turbo-4, but the options can get expensive.

The Audi Q3 might be the most popular of the bunch for its roominess and standard features, but we like the Volvo XC40 for the balance between style, features, and luxury value.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA ClassGet Your Price2022 Audi Q32022 Audi Q3Get Your Price2021 BMW X12021 BMW X1
2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (CLA250 4MATIC)2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class (GLB250)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class
2021 Volvo XC402021 Volvo XC40
Quick Specs
6.8
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA small SUV ushers upwardly mobile buyers into the brand.
6.3
The 2022 Audi Q3 parks in the small-SUV space, but fills it to the lines with technology and safety.
6.2
The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value.
6.6
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a stylish little sedan with plenty of personality and a hefty price tag.
6.8
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class hides station-wagon virtues behind its charming SUV-like body.
7.0
The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
MSRP From     
$36,400$35,900$35,400$37,850$38,050$33,700
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 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-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDLarge CarsCompact CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
GLA 250 SUVPremium 40 TFSI quattrosDrive28i Sports Activity VehicleCLA 250 CoupeGLB 250 SUVT4 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSedanSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2022 Audi Q32022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2021 BMW X12022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2021 Volvo XC40