There are some definite surprises on the horizon for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. While similar to the 2018 model, there are new exterior finish options from which to choose. The GLA250 arrives with 208 horsepower under the hood that is a 2.0-liter inline-4 and supercharged. It also offers a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Drivers and owners can also opt for a 4MATIC all-wheel drive with an off-road package.
What Are the New Features of the 2019 GLA250?
The 2019 GLA250 is an SUV subcompact that exudes luxury. It seats up to four people. It also arrives with all the standard safety features that drivers expect. Additional amenities include a panoramic moonroof and power liftgate. Anyone looking for a small SUV with style should consider the 250. When anyone drives a Mercedes, whatever the trim or model, the driving experiences is all about comfort, technology, and extreme quality.
Why Drive a Mercedes?
There are, perhaps, as many reasons to drive a Mercedes as there are people who choose to drive them. People who drive a Mercedes look to drive something that offers prestige, comfort, and safety. Mercedes, as the world knows, manufactures construction vehicles, buses, military vehicles, trucks, and consumer vehicles. Mercedes ownership also indicates that a person has arrived to a large degree.
The jury is still out on safety crash testing, but Mercedes conducts extensive crash testing on all of its vehicles. The GLA arrives with standard safety features that include forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, surround camera, optional all-wheel drive, and automatic parking assistance. Add to the list anti-lock brakes, stability control, all the expected air bags and pertinent locations, and a security system capable of anticipating an intrusion. The GLA also has a security device that prevents the engine from starting if anyone tries to insert a key other than the original manufacturer’s into the ignition.
2019 GLA Trim Levels
There are two trim levels for the Mercedes GLA. You can choose from the four-door or two-door. Both provide the same horsepower and estimated gas mileage. Both trims feature 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-one automatic climate control, Bluetooth, rain-sensing wipers, and driver’s memory seat. Additional features include LED low and high-beam headlights, lane keeping assist, blind spot assist, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone. Drivers and occupants can remain connected to their own private worlds while in transport.
Quality and Comfort
The GLA does not lack for comfort and quality. There is a lot of room inside to fit up to four people. For two-door, two people can fit most comfortably with all their gear. The front seats fit snug, but power adjustment seating allows for easy seating adjustments. If you are taller than usual, you may want to consider a different Mercedes model SUV. Seats that fold down in the rear can help increase cargo space. Additional space increases from 17 cubic feet to 43.6 feet of space.
With seats folded down, there is adequate room for those large suitcases and additional luggage. The GLA is one of the most affordable vehicles that features the three-pointed star. Expect a quite ride on the open road. There is a balanced mix of on and off-road capability. The vehicle is also the ideal size to enable effective highway cruising.
As mentioned, the base GLA features 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of towing power. Owners can reach a top speed of 130 miles per hour. The seven-speed automatic transmission responds admirably.
2019 GLA Warranties
The GLA offers exceptional warranties on both certified pre-owned and new vehicles. Bumper-to-bumper warranties offer four-years or 50,000 miles. Both the powertrain and roadside assistance plans offer the same warranties as the bumper-to-bumper.
Maintenance and Service
Owners also have an option of going with a prepaid maintenance program that can offer significant savings along with peace of mind. Mercedes Benz owners have access to certified collision centers and express services to keep their vehicle operating at its best. Mercedes-Benz technicians are factory-trained and use the most advanced diagnostic tools and equipment on the market. When they replace parts, they are genuine Mercedes parts. Another benefit of driving a Mercedes is that there are service centers located conveniently across the United States.
In today’s world, no one has to be an executive with a corner office to drive a luxury Mercedes. There are numerous lease options that occur as a result of local demand and supply issues. Lease options may also vary from state to state or from one part of the country to the next. Mercedes-Benz dealerships are happy to work with customer to offer the best deal. They are experts and they know the Mercedes brand.
One of the best ways to get familiar with the GLA is to visit your dealership and schedule a test drive. Test drive for power, handling, and overall comfort.