Used Mercedes-Benz GLA For Sale
The Mercedes-Benz GLA is a compact crossover that aims to give buyers the best of both a luxury hatchback and an SUV. That means chunky exterior styling and a higher driving position, while retaining great fuel economy and manoeuvrability.
Second-generation models, on sale since 2020, are based on the ever-popular A-Class hatchback, and come with all the same engine technology and interior features. Reasons you might want to buy a used Mercedes-Benz GLA include:
- Prestige look and feel
- Raised ride height and driving position
- Great interior technology
- Economical engine range
- Plug-in hybrid and performance versions
Engines and Driving Experience
There are three different petrol engines you'll find in used GLAs, named GLA180, GLA200 and GLA250. The GLA200 model is the most popular of the three, producing 161bhp and achieving around 40mpg on average.
Overall however, diesel variants are the most commonplace. GLA200 d models are readily available, performing strongly on the road with an 8.6-second 0 to 62 mph sprint time and fuel economy of circa 50mpg. There's a more powerful GLA220 d version too, which also comes with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
If you really want to set your pulse racing, consider the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 and GLA 45 S versions. These produce 302bhp and 415bhp respectively, providing rapid acceleration and remarkable overtaking power.
Finally, there are increasing numbers of GLA250 e models becoming available as used cars. Able to travel up to 37 miles on electric power, the GLA250 e makes use of plug-in hybrid technology to dramatically reduce fuel consumption.
Practicality and Running Costs
Mercedes-Benz have done a very good job of making the GLA look cool on the outside but remain practical on the inside. Up front there's a sizeable glovebox, a cubby between the front seats and a storage area ahead of the trackpad.
In the rear, the seats are comfortable and there's a really good amount of head and legroom - even a six-foot adult won't struggle to fit back there.
Running costs aren't too bad on a GLA, with reasonable fuel economy and middle-of-the-road insurance prices. Servicing can be taken care of at any Evans Halshaw dealership, or you can check out Stratstone Mercedes-Benz for more specialist care.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Tech features on the inside of the GLA are impressive. Twin screens are mounted on the dashboard in every model, giving you a touchscreen infotainment system as well as digital instrument gauges. Because Mercedes also integrated "MBUX", you can use voice commands to control everything from the stereo to the air conditioning.
On the whole, the cabin is what you would expect from a modern Mercedes-Benz. Premium quality materials feel pleasing to touch, while gloss black and brushed aluminium touches finish everything off nicely.
Safety equipment and assistance systems are plentiful. No matter which used GLA you buy from this era, it will come with:
- Active lane keeping assist
- Attention monitoring system
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Cruise control
- Automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers
Is the Mercedes-Benz GLA right for me?
Buyers who appreciate a higher driving position, premium quality materials and the latest technology features will love the Mercedes-Benz GLA. That it looks good and has strong practicality credentials only serve to enhance the ownership proposition.
Other cars to consider include the BMW X1 and Audi Q2, both of which equal the GLA for quality and prestige. Other compact luxury SUVs such as the Volvo XC40 and Lexus UX have very good hybrid powertrain options that you may wish to consider.
Why buy a used Mercedes-Benz GLA from Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.