Highlights: A compact crossover based-off the same platform as the front-wheel-drive CLA will be arriving at dealerships soon. The vehicle will be known as the GLA.
Test vehicle’s MSRP: $38,695 (Base Model starts at $30,825)
Seating Capacity: 5
Standard Safety Features: 10 airbags; ABS; brake hold feature; rain sensing wipers; electronic parking brake; daytime running lights; a Tire Pressure Monitoring System; an electronic stability program; and an electronic traction control system
Standard Equipment: 17-inch wheels; paddle shifters; 14-way power front seats with memory; cloth seats; a 4.5-inch audio/infotainment screen; spilt folding rear seats; electromechanical power steering; and a fuel saving stop/start feature
Suspension System: a sport-tuned 4-wheel independent suspension system
Standard Audio: AM/FM/CD/HD Radio
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles
Bluetooth Compatibility: Yes
Standard Engine/Horsepower: 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder/208-horsepower
Recommended Fuel: Regular
Standard Fuel Mileage: 26-city/38-hwy
Other Trim Levels:
CLA250 4Matic (all-wheel-drive)
What’s New: Although the C-Class was designed to capture younger buyers, bringing them into the luxury fold, the CLA’s mission is to do just that now that the C-Class moves upscale in both price and features.