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.
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.
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
Affordable and Advanced for Small Family
You do not need to purchase extra options like what you may need on counterparts like Evoque and Q3, even QX30. Safety features like blind spot indicator and belt retentioner are standard. It is a good bargain if you bought it in October last year when it was on special. New model gets a face lift and that is all. For a family of three the back seats are satisfied and it is alright for a short travel of five. This model used to outplay and outweigh X1, Q3 and other luxury brand counterparts but this year the new Bimmer X1 stands out among them.
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Car with good features.
I bought the CDI 200 in 2015, it is 3 years old now. The Diesel engine is good for city driving. The start-stop is a bit annoying when driving through stop lights in short distances. There is a slight delay for the car to start and to move when accelerated using the start-stop function. There is an option to switch this off if needed, which is handy sometimes.
The standard features are excellent, the safety features are good. Driver & front passenger front airbags, Front side pelvis airbags, Window airbags, Rear side airbags, Driver knee airba...
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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