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Mercedes-Benz GLA (2nd, H247) Review Rundown

Mercedes-Benz | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 25 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Mercedes GLA
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent off-the-line acceleration
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The 2nd-generation Mercedes GLA-class subcompact crossovers share the same platform with the new A-class, B-class, and GLB-class. The driving experience is hardly peppered with feedback, but there is a general cohesiveness and well weighted consistency that make it easy and carefree.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
First-generation model was heavily based on the A-class hatchback. This new one has been granted greater engineering freedom. Uses the turbocharged OM654 2.0-litre engine found in so many Mercedes cars. Adds a newly developed 4Matic four-wheel-drive system with electromechanical operation.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent on-road handling
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 43%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLB share the same platform, technology and engines. It's taller, by a full 104mm, and slightly wider, meaning it shuns the hatchback-on-stilts look of the old car in favour of a more bespoke bodystyle. Unlike the old GLA, which managed to deliver neither incisive handling nor stand-out ride composure, the new model is a consummate all-rounder on the road.
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Pros[**]
  • More spacious than the A-Class
  • Better all-round handling than the GLA
Cons[**]
  • Not as comfortable as the GLB

carmagazine[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The new Mercedes-Benz GLA is dripping with high-tech features, possibly too many for the average Joe. While it's a little shorter, this new crossover is 104mm taller and the wheelbase has extended, growing rear space in particular by 116mm. There's also an AMG 35 or 45 variant, if you fancy spending £60k on a small crossover, and a plug-in hybrid badged GLA 250e.
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Pros[**]
  • Brilliant range of engines
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 51%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The new-for-2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 is a fully realized compact luxury crossover. The M139 engine is built in its own high-strung turbocharged 2.0-liter I4. Despite being a hatchback, cargo space is on the paltry side.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-clutch automatic transmission
  • Phenomenal fuel economy
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The GLA250's turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 pushes out 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It's as powerful as an Audi Q3 or BMW X1, and it tops the Volvo XC40's base T4 powertrain. While the tech roster is rich, the rest of the GLA feels a little downmarket.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful twin-clutch transmission
  • Lots of driver-assistance tech
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d 2020 review. Autocar. 2020-05-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d 2020 UK review. Autocar. 2020-06-18. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Mercedes-Benz GLA (2021) review: honey, they shrunk the GLC!. Carmagazine. 2021-02-01. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 review: Small footprint, big character. Cnet. 2021-03-25. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  5. 5. ^ 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 review: A smarter starter. Cnet. 2020-08-17. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  7. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  8. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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