Find a car review

Make
Model

Mercedes-Benz GLA review - not just a ramped up A-class - MPG and runnings costs

Merc's GLA is a mildly SUV-like take on the A-class.

Evo rating
Price
from £25,260
  • Comfortable, spacious, well-made, looks interesting
  • Limited manual options, none-too generous specification

MPG and running costs

While the GLA is at its best in 4Matic four-wheel drive guise, it's certainly not at its most efficient. Only the entry-level front-wheel drive 200 d (fitted with either the manual or the automatic gearbox) dips down below the all-important 120g/km threshold in terms of emissions with a commendable 110g/km rating. In economy terms that's 67.3mpg.

Both the GLA 200 d and 220 d return 56.5mpg and emit 130g/km in automatic 4Matic guise, meaning not much in terms of more fuel consumption in reality, but considerably more Vehicle Excise Duty tax or - more significantly - Benefit in Kind tax for company car buyers. Clearly they're not the target market for the petrol models either, but for the record, the GLA 250 4Matic emits 155g/km and returns 43.5mpg on the combined cycle, while the GLA 45 AMG's figures are 172g/km and 38.2mpg respectively.

Subscribe to evo magazine

If you're passionate about the world's greatest performance cars, experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Try your first 5 issues for £5.

Mercedes-Benz offers a personalised Service Care package for owners depending on likely mileage. It starts at £24 a month for the GLA. Insurance groups are 21E to 41E. 

Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/spy-shots/201770/porsche-cayman-gt4-rs-spied-718-to-receive-rennsport-treatment
spy shots

Porsche Cayman GT4 RS spied – 718 to receive Rennsport treatment

More power, more aero and less weight are already on the cards for Stuttgart’s fastest Cayman
19 Sep 2019
Visit/volkswagen/golf/21122/volkswagen-golf-mk8-spied-near-free-of-camouflage-before-october-debut
Volkswagen Golf hatchback

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 spied near-free of camouflage before October debut

All-new eighth-generation Golf is only weeks away from its reveal – this is all you need to know.
18 Sep 2019
Visit/mclaren/201759/new-mclaren-gt-review-woking-muscles-in-on-aston-martins-home-ground
McLaren

New McLaren GT review – Woking muscles-in on Aston Martin’s home ground

Is McLaren’s first grand tourer just a toned-down supercar, or something more nuanced and special?
17 Sep 2019
Visit/features/22773/goodyear-eagle-f1-supersport-chosen-by-those-in-the-know-advertisement-feature
Advertisement Feature

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport - chosen by those in the know

The perfect choice for those looking to extract every last drop of performance, we run down Goodyear's Eagle F1 SuperSport range
12 Jun 2019