The latest SUV offering from Mercedes-Benz is directly targeting the urban types. The Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV starts at just $33k and has what it takes to compete with the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and other luxury SUVs in showrooms today.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA rolled out in production form at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is now available. Drivers interested in a smaller SUV that does not sacrifice luxury and is quite affordable will delight in the fact that the GLA is also fuel efficient and powerful. The Mercedes GLA obtains a staggering 54 miles per gallon for the diesel version. The diesel version is not yet available in the States, and it is not clear if it will make the journey to our showrooms. The design cues are fresh and should serve the company well in its endeavors to attract the urban youth. This model is ideal for the young professional living in the city.
In the performance arena, The Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV can nail the 0-60 mile per hour jaunt in 7.1 seconds, which is not too shabby for a rather fuel savvy SUV. True to its German engineering bare bones, this SUV also provides what the company calls moderate off-road driving capabilities. That is not to say it could challenge a Land Rover, as it is geared for daily urban commuting. That fact is made clear when examining the cabin of the GLA, which is equipped with all of the perks and technology buyers have come to expect from Mercedes.