The perfect combination*
Being a proud owner of a Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d Sport, my two-penneth worth is only occasionally welcomed. But, there’s something transcendent about driving my Benz through the countryside on a clear day. Not only do its curves glide through the fresh air, it’s comfortable drive ensures a peaceful experience, every time. I digress…
“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way”Booker T. Washington
What are Mercedes-Benz classes?
If GLA 220 Sport sounds like something from a galaxy far far away, you may be wondering, what Mercedes-Benz classes are? The GLA is part of Mercedes’ SUV line, but it classes aren’t limited to SUVs. Mercedes’ classes were brought in in 1994 when it’s naming system was revised. With the core classes being A, B, C, E and S, SUV models are based on each core class.
The A-Class is a super compact hatchback, comparable to the BMW 1 series or Audi A1, and one of the most affordable options offered. The B-Class being more of a multi-purpose vehicle, comparable to a BMW 2 series or Toyota Verso, in contrast with the C-Class, a compact executive saloon car offering a touch more style.
The E-Class is an executive saloon, providing that little extra space and maturity in comparison to its sister A-Class, in this respect, the Mercedes E-Class is similar to the Audi A5. Finally, the S-Class is a full-sized luxury saloon car, and one of the more expensive Mercedes.
In addition to the core classes, the G line SUVs are a larger version of each. For example, the GLA is an SUV version of the A-Class, the GLC a larger version of the C-Class and so forth. Many other car brands have a dedicated line of SUVs in various sizes, Audi’s Q line for instance. The extended range of Mercedes’ SUV’s includes the GLA, GLB, GLC, GLE and GLS.
Which Mercedes Benz SUV is the best?
Like anything in life, people – namely Mercedes owners – will tell you different things. Aside from these being my favourite line, the three most common and reviewed SUVs in the Mercedes range are the GLA, GLC and GLE. The GLA is a front-wheel drive, super compact SUV, which was designed to compare to the BMW X1 or the Audi Q3, boasts a sleek design with multipurpose use.
The GLC, is larger than the GLA and one of the largest in the GL family. In addition to the GLE, which is a stylish SUV with more space and more luxury, like its core, the E-Class. Mercedes’ range of SUV should consist of more than these three, but let me ask you this, have you ever seen a GLB? No? Me either.
“The Best or Nothing”Gottlieb Daimler
Which Mercedes-Benz do I drive?
It’s not as if I haven’t dropped this in previously, but the GLA is my current car. I won’t go into a ‘Mercedes GLA 220 review’ but it’s worth mentioning the key features. This 5-door, front-wheel drive sport edition handles perfectly, with many drivers like myself opting to enjoy this machine in comfort mode, it provides a dynamic select for Sport and Eco. This allows you to make the most of your intentions, whether they be fuel efficiency or speed.
The car I’m lucky enough to drive is a 2016 plate Mountain Grey Sport edition run on diesel (sorry planet earth).
How much is a Mercedes-Benz GLA?
As a young professional in my early 20’s you may be wondering how owning a Mercedes makes sense. But in fact, GL line are not unaffordable in comparison with their BMW and Audi counterparts. Being more expensive than a budget SUV such as your Suzuki Vitara but less expensive than a super car SUV like your Bentley Betayga, the GLA provides a fantastic middle ground of relatively affordable luxury.
Dependent on the specific model and whether it’s an AMG or not, the Mercedes Benz UK offers the GLA brand new starting at £25,120 and ranging up to £53,120.
But, at the end of the day, that’s the price you’ll willingly pay to be a Mercedes owner. Yours sincerely, every Mercedes Benz enthusiast
Mercedes Benz UK offers the GLA brand new starting at £25,120 and ranging up to £53,120.
Mercedes’ ‘classes’ were brought in in 1994 when it’s naming system was revised. With the core classes being A, B, C, E and S, SUV models are based on each core class.
The three most common and reviewed SUVs in the Mercedes range are the GLA, GLC and GLE
A 2016 plate Mountain Grey Sport edition run on diesel (sorry planet earth)
*Of course, this is based on my opinion.