PERFORMANCE AND FUEL ECONOMY
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbo-four paired to a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission. In the GLA 250, the engine makes 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque while the high performance GLA 45 is rated at 375 hp and 350 lb-ft.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the GLA 250 are 24/33 mpg city/highway for front-drive models and 23/31 mpg with all-wheel drive models. The GLA 45 is less efficient at 22/28 mpg.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class hasn’t been crash tested by the NHTSA and IIHS. Automatic emergency braking, forward collision and Attention Assist are standard on all models. Blind-spot monitoring (standard on GLA 45), lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control are optional.
With all seats in place, the 2021 GLA-Class has 11.8 cubic feet of cargo space that can be expanded to 43.6 cubic feet. GLA 45 models have less cargo space with the second row folded at 41.9 cubic feet.