I wouldn't do it again..
- Nice sleek interior (got the AMG line, nice leather seats and great finishes/touches)
- Nice sleek exterior (got it in black with some nice Thule roof racks)
- Drives smoothly
- Panoramic roof
- The internal systems aren't user friendly (or at least at the level one would expect from it). I got blinded by the looks and forgot about the actual usability of the car and general comfort
- Poor visibility when driving
- I don't think you get value for your money. After selling my GLA a week ago, I got a second hand Nissan Qashqai TI....
Purchased in May 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Dealers for $63,000.00.
Very happy customer
Very very happy.
We have a current model xc90 and we were after a smaller second car, we envisioned mostly for weekend sporting runaround for the 3 kids.
Since picking up the car in March it has become my primary vehicle, only using the Volvo for whole family trips (5 and a large dog) or when taking the dog out (she doesn’t like to boot in the gla).
The drive in the GLA is lovely and smooth, the stereo is excellent, sunroof and general fit out are excellent.
We got the urban edition and the 5 year warranty.
My husband is 6ft 5 (196cm) and he’...
Purchased in March 2020 at Mercedes-Benz Dealers for $44,000.00.
Noisy excessive road noise
GLA250 2016. It’s not a bad car but not at MBs expected quality or standard .
Mechanicals and cabin are fine road noise is not. Run flat tyres are very noisy on anything other than a very smooth road service . At 110km on the Calder freeway which is a course chip surface the sound system is drowned out by road noise . It ok at 60/80 kmh in the metro area but that’s not where I drive.
We test drove the car in the Metro area . Next time we’ll make sure it’s on our roads. Big mistake.
Purchased in August 2018 at Mercedes Berwick for $47,000.00.
It's pretty good. But....
Overall, this is a good car. But, for the money, it should be.
The engine is fabulous. Handling is excellent. Build quality good.
Crazy exhaust sounds good (at least, I like it).
The dual clutch gearbox is OK. I guess. Would have preferred a manual.
The electronics however are a bit flaky.
False positives are quite common. Flat tire alert. Go for a coffee alert. You are about to crash alert. And so on.
One wonders how all this electronic gear is going to work after a few years.
Servicing in not cheap (I knew that).
Warranty is short. 3 years. But do not forget your rights under Australian Consumer Law.
Purchased in April 2016 at Mercedes-Benz Dealers for $93,000.00.
handles well. good economy. every extra one could hope for.
The urban Edition is the best value. sunroof. larger wheels 4wd
The qa of the fit out is great. Perhaps the warranty could run to 5 years?
Purchased in May 2019 for $48,000.00.
Awesome little car
My GLA220d is amazing. I use it to take my dragon boating stuff around NSW and ACT and it has never missed a beat. I do a lot of driving to and from university and it has never let me down. It is quite fuel efficient, getting about 750-900km out of a small fuel tank. I bought this car second hand from a Mercedes-Benz dealer in perfect condition. The service was quick and they gave me a loan car for the day. There is a slight lag when you start accelerating, but you do get used to it after a while.
Purchased in June 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Dealers.
Great little car.
We bought this car replacing the ML350 which was a bucket of crap.
This car has all the features we expect along with the safety which is one of the main reasons I have stuck with the brand. Love the apple car play and the car is nippy, well appointed and fairly frugal on fuel.
A touch of class
This is my first Mercedes-Benz and I must say it won’t be my last. The sleek, smooth driving with a touch of class SUV definitely ticked many boxes for me.
The panoramic sunroof, leather seats, memory seats, command sound system, 19 inch wheels is simply the best car I’ve ever owned.
I was never a Mercedes-Benz fan but after owning this I can confirm why.
Dream car Mercedes GL 180
Quiet great drive looks amazing white 2018 GL 180 leather and Swede inside stripe seats in love with my new car white in colour. With bom stripes on the bonett of car and roof. Best ever car to drive great service from brad at shepparton ken muston dealers great follow up after sale brad
Luxury and fuel efficient car - GLA 220d
Contemporary exterior, fuel efficient (fill a tank once every 3-4 weeks), there’s plenty of tech on offer as standard, things like cruise control, all-round parking sensors, and even parking assist that can help you get into tight parking spaces. Overall very happy with this car and will keep it for at least 5 years!
High quality compact car
The interior design is very good! Simple and practical, easy to use. You can press the button directly to radio, gps, car settings. And when you make a call you can direct press number button like you call from your phone.
And it’s easy to drive, sensor combined with several cameras. Most important is the safety, it has 9 airbags and sensor will remind you when you drive, blind spot sensors are also helpful.
The price is reasonable and the main drawback is the space, it’s not big. But it’s ok for me. the car is not big so it’s much flexible to drive in busy streets
Fun car with a bit of luxury
We just added a GLA180 to the stable, and its so much fun the whole family is loving it. We thought the diesel drove smoother and quieter, but we opted for the small petrol engine with view to less problems down the track. The small engine cruises the highway very well indeed whilst quite miserly on petrol. It pretty much parks itself, which is amazing. The park brake is fully automatic which we love. It allows you to tailor many of its functions and warnings which is great, for example setting the clock to 24H or 12H. Very comfortable ride ind...eed, awesome sound system. We have heard some complaints about the Navigation but it seems to work very well indeed. The panoramic roof gives a nice open feel when driving too. Luggage space is a little restricted but hey its a small SUV. There no nil rattles or noises when driving, and everything is very easy to use. The lane warnings and front/rear sensors are comforting . Kids love that there is a thousand places to plug in. Our alternative was a new Mazda CX-5 which you cannot even get with a self-closing rear door? We are very happy we must say.
I love my new MB GLA250
My new car has heaps of power, lots of extras with the usual German engineering and quality. A very safe little unit. I purchased it from Mercedes Benz Berwick (Victoria). It's a little heavy on the juice but I expect this will settle once the car has done a few k's.
the best car i ever had
bought this awesome piece of work last year and in love with it, bought it from the first owner and he looked after it really well, the shape the auto brake system, i love it when i go in the tunnel where i have to goin 80km and i just can relax, the lights gets on, the brakes gets controlled, good choice if you wantto buy a big car
My First Smaller Car and I Love it
I have previously driven larger 4wd drive wagons, this is my first smaller car and I must say I Love it! Great style sports car, yet fits a family of four in relative comfort.There is sufficient legroom, but for anyone on the taller size, it is only a small car, so may not be the perfect fit. Have the 250 with all the AMG accessories. It is very fuel efficient and a smooth ride, however sometimes slightly rigid.
Questions & Answers
How does the performance of the gla 1.6 engine compare with the 180k ?
We nearly always put it into sports mode. And it goes well. A bit heavy on petrol though.
Thank you. We live in the Qld country and currently drive a C180k which has excellent acceleration when passing trucks etc. I am looking at a GLA but am a bit concerned the 1.6 turbo may be a bit stretched. Perhaps the 200 D or 250 may be better.
hi just wondering what common problems the Mercedes-benz GLA 250 have (2016 model) , and how much they roughly cost to repair.
Personally we have not had any real issues with our GLA 250 and we had servicing included in our deal from Mercedes. our vehicle has done roughly 67,000 now and so far very happy and very reliable.
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|Category||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Transmission||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||19" Alloy||20" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||5.7 L/100km||4.5 L/100km||7 L/100km||7.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L||50 L||56 L||56 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 2.1L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||90kW @ 5000rpm||130kW @ 4000rpm||155kW @ 5500rpm||280kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||200Nm @ 1250-4000rpm||350Nm @ 1400-3400rpm||350Nm @ 1200-4000rpm||475Nm @ 2250-5000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Germany||Germany||Germany|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,200 kg||1,500 kg||1,800 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2015||Jan 2016||Apr 2014||Apr 2014|
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