2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Review, Price

There are many popular models made by iconic German Carmaker
Mercedes-Benz and the GLA-Class is one luxury compact crossover
model. First showcased at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show and
subsequently at the Frankfurt Auto Show, it became a favorite
with the car buyers post release. The company unveiled this
model to take on rivals like Audi
Q3 and BMW X1. It is positioned below
Mercedes-Benz GLC class. The 2017 version of the Mercedes-Benz
GLA-Class is receiving a mid-cycle revamp.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA - front

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Body Styles Changes and other
Options

Truly speaking, the GLA-Class is a more robust version of the
company’s A-Class and it comes with increased ground clearance
and higher seating position. The headlamps and taillights in
the 2017 GLA-Class have been enhanced. Apart from that, the
exterior remains mostly like the predecessor which is no bad
thing. It still looks sporty yet elegant. However, the body
decals may see an update. It will most likely be fitted with
powerful Bi-Xenon headlamps.

Interior:

The changes in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class are more
evident once you step inside the lavish cabin! The in-car
infotainment gets a boost with larger 8-inch display and the
software supports MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay. However, the
dashboard is still laden with plenty of controls which give it
a cluttered look. The cargo space is quite large and with rear
seats folded it becomes even larger. There is panoramic sunroof
with electric sun blinds to offer protection from harsh
sunlight. The multimedia system in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz
GLA-Class has a 14.7 cm diagonal display with support for
Bluetooth and USB. You expect a legendary German carmaker like
Mercedes-Benz not to skimp on safety features. There are a
number of safety features in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
that help evade accidents and reduce the risk of getting
injured too. Examples include the flashing brake lights that
get activated during emergency braking. The car’s Attention
Assist feature comes in handy if the driver becomes drowsy.
Then there are useful features like Hill-Start Assist and tyre
pressure monitoring. The Electronic Stability Program and
Acceleration skid control are handy for avoiding skidding while
driving on wet and snowy surfaces. There is anti-lock braking
system too. The reversing camera is handy to maneuver the
vehicle in cramped parking lots.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA - interior

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Whole Power Unit

The entry-level model will get an A160 1.6-liter four-cylinder
engine that makes 102 hp. The Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 gets the
turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine which generates 381
hp. There is a new adaptive suspension setup. You also get 4
driving modes Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Individual. The ride
experience is smooth and the car handles bumps and potholes
with aplomb.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA - rear

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Expected MSRP and Availability

There is no official confirmation regarding the exact release
date of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. However, the industry
experts think it will be made available for sale in the first
quarter of 2017. The expected price for base model will be
close to $35000 or so. Overall, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
2017 looks promising. There may not be major design changes but
the safety features and ride quality are top-notch. It will
cope with rivals from BMW and Audi with élan.