Cars – The Mercedes GLA 2021 provides a very distinct experience as a compact SUV, providing a ride experience at the top of comfort with a spacious cabin, although it sacrifices some sportiness for that, but it still provides a lot for its owners, which we will learn about during its review.
The Mercedes GLA 2021 has a very attractive design and is among the best in its class. It comes with a hood with a strong and clear character, especially with the prominent lines in the middle that express its strength, in addition to the ventilation grille with its sporty character, in addition to a special design for LED daytime running lights. And the front bumper with offensive lines, especially with the large ventilation grille at the bottom.
On both sides of the GLA, you can follow the streamlined design lines as it goes from the edge of the headlights, to the end of the doors, offset from below by prominent dynamic lines with a rear upper wing that enhances its sportiness, in addition to the LED lights with an advanced design, which combines a line of bright chrome Above it is the bright Mercedes star, with a rear bumper with prominent stripes and integrated exhaust outlets.
Cabin and Technologies
Mercedes GLA provides a large luggage space when the rear seats are folded, and it also provides a spacious seating area for all passengers in front and back, in addition to comfortable and well-supported seats for the back, and the cabin combines high-quality materials and plastic surfaces to contribute to reducing the price of this small crossover with cosmetic touches Distinctive on the cabin, although the interior suffers from average sound insulation.
On the technical side, there is the Mercedes-Benz MBUX entertainment system via a 7 or 10.25-inch touch screen with a pleasant and elegant user interface for a smooth use experience and quick response to commands, with an option for voice commands that carry out what the driver requests, in addition to support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth and 4 USB ports In addition to the option of getting a luxury audio system from (Burmester) that includes 12 speakers.
The Mercedes GLA achieved an excellent safety rating in the Australian ANCAP safety tests, as it received 5 stars in crash tests, and it comes with several advanced safety systems that include automatic emergency brakes, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind spot detection, traffic sign recognition, Lane change assistant and vehicle centering, in addition to a surround view camera in higher classes.
performance and consumption
In terms of performance, the Mercedes GLA comes with a standard 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with a power of 221, 302 or 382 hp, depending on the category, with an 8-speed automatic transmission, dual-clutch, accelerating 0-100 km / h in 5 seconds at most, and an average fuel consumption of 12.1 km / liter for the category. Standard or 11 km/l for the higher category, with standard front wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.
The Mercedes GLA faces minor drawbacks, including its arrival with a relatively limited luggage space behind the second row seats, in addition to the fact that the level of luxury and luxury of the cabin in general is less than that of several competitors, and there is a high level of external noise that sometimes reaches the cabin compared to other models in the same price category.
The Mercedes GLA in Saudi Arabia comes with prices starting from 188,403 SAR after tax, while its global price starts from 36,230 dollars.