Reviews are in for the Ultra-Desirable 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

December 13th, 2017 by

2018 GLA Exterior

You won’t search long for glowing reviews of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA. It’s already an industry favorite — just check out what top industry critics are saying:

  • “The 2018 Mercedes Benz [GLA] makes a smart choice if you want a luxury crossover that moves, parks and economizes fuel like a compact sedan.” –
  • “Mercedes-Benz’s littlest ute belongs on the shopping lists of luxury-minded buyers who value driving prowess.” – Car and Driver
  • “If you want the prestige, style, safety features and accouterments of a Mercedes-Benz SUV for an un-Mercedes price, the GLA is your answer.” – Kelley Blue Book

Let’s take a closer look at what Mercedes-Benz GLA features made the critics tick.


“Most [Mercedes-Benz vehicles] lean toward stately power and control, but the GLA is one of the more fun, raucous models in the lineup.” –

You’ll notice trademark Mercedes-Benz power adopting a more playful attitude as you swing the Mercedes-Benz GLA through Los Angeles, Van Nuys, and Beverly Hills. The 208-hp 2.0L four-cylinder works with sophisticated 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and perfectly-balanced 4-wheel independent suspension to deliver a drive both keen and captivating.

New for 2018

“Subtle updates to the petite [Mercedes-Benz] crossover mark its mid-cycle refresh.” – Car and Driver

As Car and Driver notes, “why change what works?” The Mercedes-Benz GLA maintains its core values, but several refinements come for 2018. These include:

  • New Optional LED Headlamps
  • Restyled Grille
  • Upgraded 8-Inch Infotainment System
  • Tweaked Taillights
  • Available Android Auto
  • New HANDS-FREE ACCESS Power Liftgate
  • Newly Standard Rearview Camera


“The least expensive GLA is still a [Mercedes-Benz], so it has a lot of nice features” – Kelley Blue Book

The Kelley Blue Book review justly drew attention to the GLA’s generous assortment of standard features, which include:

  • 14-Way Power Driver’s Seat with Memory
  • Power Tailgate
  • Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • 8-Inch Central Display
  • Ambient LED Interior Lighting
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Dual USB Audio Ports

From seating support to state-of-the-art safety, the new GLA certainly doesn’t shy from displaying top features as standard.

Come Test Out the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA for Yourself

Reviews provide a taste of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA, but this is a vehicle you really need to experience first-hand. Contact us today if you’d like to arrange a test drive, talk financing, or have any further questions.

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