Review: Mercedes-Benz GLA (2020)

Crossover SUV to rival BMW X2, Audi Q2 and Volvo XC40.

On sale Spring 2020.

Mercedes-Benz GLA (2020): At A Glance

Entry-level Mercedes-Benz SUV to rival the BMW X2, Audi Q2 and Volvo XC40.

Unlike its predecessor, which was little more than an A-Class with a smidgen more ground clearance, the new GLA is a genuinely stylish crossover SUV. Despite being marginally shorter than before, it's got a longer wheelbase and is taller and wider, meaning there's more space inside.

The seating position for both the driver and front passenger is higher and more upright than before, while legroom in the rear is now more generous. All-round visibility has also been improved.

The engine line-up mirrors the A-Class's, starting with a 1.3-litre petrol badged the GLA 200. This produces 163PS and is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, capable of accelerating to 62mph in 8.7 seconds. Officially it'll return between 47.9 and 50.4mpg.

At the other end of the scale, the GLA 35 AMG is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 306PS. This'll run from 0 to 62mph in 5.1 seconds and on to limited top speed of 155mph.

What does a Mercedes-Benz GLA (2020) cost?

List Price from £26,100
Buy new from £22,631
Contract hire from £233.38 per month