Shorter but wider than before, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is compact luxury. By chopping off the front and rear overhangs, stylists started with wheels that are closer to the edges of this new crossover. Sarah Ellser offers insights offered by the longer wheelbase, such as more legroom for all passengers.
Hard lines and creases were shaved to bring the GLA in-line with their newest design language. Even for those that don’t want the power of the AMG models, the AMG-line upgrades to the body make the GLA-Class stand out from every other competitor. The GLA outsold all other Mercedes-Benz models last year, and that is why they made sure the 2021 model year raised the bar for the brand. Starting under $40,000, they are a bargain for the best safety and quality in this segment. For a more in-depth comparison check out GLA: Old vs New.
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