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Used Mercedes-Benz GLA

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Used Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior, Driving

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is a compact crossover that aims to give buyers the best of both a luxury hatchback and an SUV. That means chunky exterior styling and a higher driving position, while retaining great fuel economy and manoeuvrability.

Second-generation models, on sale since 2020, are based on the ever-popular A-Class hatchback, and come with all the same engine technology and interior features. Reasons you might want to buy a used Mercedes-Benz GLA include:

  • Prestige look and feel
  • Raised ride height and driving position
  • Great interior technology
  • Economical engine range
  • Plug-in hybrid and performance versions

Engines and Driving Experience

Used Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior

There are three different petrol engines you will find in used GLAs, named GLA180, GLA200 and GLA250. The GLA200 model is the most popular of the three, producing 161bhp and achieving around 40mpg on average.

Overall however, diesel variants are the most commonplace. GLA200 d models are readily available, performing strongly on the road with an 8.6-second 0 to 62 mph sprint time and fuel economy of circa 50mpg. There is a more powerful GLA220 d version too, which also comes with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

If you really want to set your pulse racing, consider the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 and GLA 45 S versions. These produce 302bhp and 415bhp respectively, providing rapid acceleration and remarkable overtaking power.

Finally, there are increasing numbers of GLA250 e models becoming available as used cars. Able to travel up to 37 miles on electric power, the GLA250 e makes use of plug-in hybrid technology to dramatically reduce fuel consumption.

Practicality and Running Costs

Used Mercedes-Benz GLA Boot Space

Mercedes-Benz have done a very good job of making the GLA look cool on the outside but remain practical on the inside. Up front there is a sizeable glovebox, a cubby between the front seats and a storage area ahead of the trackpad.

In the rear, the seats are comfortable and there is a really good amount of head and legroom - even a six-foot adult will not struggle to fit back there.

At 481 litres in capacity, the boot is quite a bit bigger than the smaller A-Class (350 litres), and surpasses other small SUV rivals such as the Volvo XC40 (452 litres) and Audi Q2 (405 litres).

Running costs are not too bad on a GLA, with reasonable fuel economy and middle-of-the-road insurance prices. Servicing can be taken care of at any Stratstone Mercedes-Benz dealership.

Interior, Technology, and Safety

Used Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior, Dashboard

Tech features on the inside of the GLA are impressive. Twin screens are mounted on the dashboard in every model, giving you a touchscreen infotainment system as well as digital instrument gauges. Because Mercedes also integrated "MBUX", you can use voice commands to control everything from the stereo to the air conditioning.

On the whole, the cabin is what you would expect from a modern Mercedes-Benz. Premium quality materials feel pleasing to touch, while gloss black and brushed aluminium touches finish everything off nicely.

Safety equipment and assistance systems are plentiful. No matter which used GLA you buy from this era, it will come with:

  • Active lane keeping assist
  • Attention monitoring system
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers

Is the Mercedes-Benz GLA right for me?

Buyers who appreciate a higher driving position, premium quality materials and the latest technology features will love the Mercedes-Benz GLA. That it looks good and has strong practicality credentials only serve to enhance the ownership proposition.

Other cars to consider include the BMW X1 and Audi Q2, both of which equal the GLA for quality and prestige. Other compact luxury SUVs such as the Volvo XC40 and Lexus UX have very good hybrid powertrain options that you may wish to consider.

Why choose Stratstone for your next used vehicle?

Discover your next car with Stratstone

At Stratstone, we have a variety of quality used cars for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted.

All our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we are able to offer Home Delivery to UK mainland addresses, giving you flexibility when searching for your next car.

We are also able to offer you a tailored Service Plan for your selected car, which allows you to spread the cost of maintenance over an agreed period of time, whilst saving you money in the process.

If you would like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you have spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Stratstone retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.