2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45

If you are looking for a budget-friendly luxury SUV, you need to check out the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA. However, with multiple trim levels to choose from, you might have trouble deciding which is best. That’s why we put together the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45 guide to help you decide. At Mercedes-Benz of Cherry Hill, we have the models you want to drive.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45: Pricing

The base 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is going to cost less with a starting price of $36,230, compared to the MSRP of the AMG® GLA 45 of $54,000.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45: Performance

The big difference between these two models is the powertrain. All 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUVs include a 221-horsepower turbo-four and front-wheel-drive, although you can upgrade to all-wheel-drive if you prefer. The 2021 AMG® GLA 45 includes a 382-horsepower turbo-four and standard all-wheel-drive. However, both models include an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 with front-wheel-drive achieves 25/34 mpg or you can opt for all-wheel-drive to get a rating of 24/33 mpg. The AMG® GLA 45 is rated slightly lower at 22/25, which is still exceptional considering the level of performance it outputs.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45: Interior

Both models feature room to hold five occupants comfortably. Plus, you get 15.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seats, with a total of 50.5 cubic feet when those are folded down. You will find similar standard equipment on both SUVs, including dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, a seven-inch touch screen, a six-speaker audio system, a touchpad controller, *Bluetooth®, four USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45: Exterior

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA measures 174″ L x 72″ W x 64″ H. With the GLA 250, you get 18-inch wheels and nine exterior paint color options, while the AMG® GLA 45 comes with 19-inch wheels and eight paint color choices.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45: Safety Features

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA has not been rated by the NHTSA or IIHS yet, but we expect favorable reviews. Plus, both models come equipped with the high-tech safety features you demand. These include a rearview camera, crosswind assist, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and driver drowsiness monitoring. With the included vehicle exit warning, you are alerted whenever a cyclist or vehicle is approaching the vehicle while you are opening the doors. In addition, you can choose from a long list of optional features if you want more peace of mind. This luxury SUV provides the option to add a head-up display, a surround-view parking camera system, traffic sign recognition, route-based speed adaptation, parallel and perpendicular park assist the Pre Safe Plus system, adaptive cruise control, intersection assist, lane keep assist, evasive steering assist, lane centering assist and active lane change assist.

Test Drive a New Mercedes-Benz

Are you hoping to keep the price down on your new luxury SUV? If so, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is a great option for the whole family to enjoy. However, if you want maximum performance wrapped up in a sleek design, you want to look at the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45. At Mercedes-Benz of Cherry Hill, we have both new SUV models for you to try out. Browse our online inventory to see what’s available and schedule your test drive today. We can’t wait to see how you look behind the wheel.


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