The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 starts at $36,230 (excl. destination fee). Though it remains the cheapest crossover of the brand, the car demonstrates a $1980 increase from the predecessor.
This is about a GLA250 with a 221-hp (258 lb-ft) 2.0-liter inline-four turbo engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (8G-DCT).
4Matic all-wheel drive is optional at $2000. The standard equipment includes LED lighting, 18-inch wheels, an MBUX infotainment system.
Higher-end AMG versions – a 302-hp GLA35 and a 383-hp GLA45 – are underway.
For comparison: the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 starts at $34,250 ($35,245 with a $945 destination charge), the rivaling 2020 BMW X1 costs from $35,200, the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque – $42,650, the 2020 Lexus NX – $36,870.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA will reach U.S. dealers in the coming months.