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The new Mercedes GLA get's a touch SUV look, but under the skin it's based upon the A-Class. So can the GLA compete in an already stacked class of premium small SUVs? Find out all my thoughts and more in this in-depth video review. Some of you keen viewers might've noticed a small contradiction - not every GLA is equipped as standard with all-wheel drive as stated at the start of the video. If you noticed this error... congratulations, you passed the test. Subscribe – http://www.youtube.com/c/Carwow?sub_c... Save – http://www.carwow.co.uk Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/carwowuk/ Insta – http://www.instagram.com/carwow_uk Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/carwowuk Read our full Mercedes GLA review – https://www.carwow.co.uk/mercedes/gla?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-mercedes-Model-gla-Type-review Mercedes GLA practicality review – https://www.carwow.co.uk/mercedes/gla?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-mercedes-Model-gla-Type-practicality#review-interior Mercedes GLA infotainment and interior review – https://www.carwow.co.uk/mercedes/gla?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-mercedes-Model-gla-Type-infotainment#review-value-for-money Mercedes GLA 360 degree video – https://www.carwow.co.uk/mercedes/gla?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-mercedes-Model-gla-Type-360#review-driving See the best Mercedes GLA deals – https://www.carwow.co.uk/mercedes/gla/deals?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=Make-mercedes-Model-deals-Type-deal Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow. Choose your perfect car with our configurator tool and let the country’s best dealers compete over you. Compare the five best offers by price, location and dealer ratings and choose the one that’s right for you – no hassle, no haggling, just a great deal. Visit our site to save money on your new car – https://www.carwow.co.uk/
What's the difference between all-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive? 4WD is not on all the time, under normal conditions, only the rear wheels drive the vehicle forward, while the front wheels spin freely. To activate a modern four-wheel drive system, the driver has to push a button or pull a lever to engage it. But four-wheel drive isn't meant to be on all the time so you have to know when to turn it on and when to turn it off. AWD is on all the time, and mostly used in cars, and the computer manages the system. Just going down the highway, the system will send most of the power to the rear wheels, for maximum fuel efficiency, if the road condition changes, such as rain or snow, the system adapts and evenly distributes the power evenly to all 4 wheels, so you have maximum drive grip, with little to no chance of wheel spin. 2WD Cars are less complex than those with AWD or 4WD, and their simpler drivetrains mean improved fuel economy in the long run. In general, cars equipped with 2-wheel drive get better gas mileage than models that use all-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. Thanks for watching ____________________________________________________________________ ► Wonder World Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wonderworld.ytc.10 ► Wonder World Twitter - https://twitter.com/WonderWorld_YTC For business enquiries, content submission or copyright concerns or disputes, please contact us me.
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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA is the foot in the door for many luxury buyers. Its low price and three-pointed star will tempt many shoppers into the showroom, and it's Mercedes' first real small car in a generation.
The GLA arrived in the 2015 model year, and for 2018 gets a light revamp. All models—the front-drive GLA250, the all-wheel-drive Mercedes GLA250 4Matic, and the run-and-gun Mercedes-AMG GLA45 4Matic—wear new front ends, and top off their cabins with new convenience and safety features.
Its taut hatchback profile all but unchanged, the GLA gets a new front-end treatment with optional LED headlights and standard LED taillights. Small aero tweaks in front, in back, and underneath give it a smoother shape. The hot GLA45 wears new air intakes and a new front air dam, and standard LED headlights. Almost nothing changes in the cockpit.
Power carries over, too. Base cars have a 208-hp 2.0-liter turbo-4 and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The GLA45 AMG blasts out 375 hp from a retuned version of the same engine, to hugely entertaining effect. The GLA handles well, but it has a very firm ride that gets more brittle with the bigger optional tires. AWD models can tackle slick roads and even some gravel trails, and have an off-road transmission mode.
Inside, the GLA’s bolstered front seats give great support, but the rear seats are skimpy on leg room. Head room is better, compared to the cramped CLA sedan. The rear seat folds down to create a big cargo hold.
All GLAs have forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking. A surround-view camera is new to the options list. Frustratingly, neither the IIHS nor federal testers have crashed a GLA, despite being on sale for a few years.
Also standard are power features, including a power tailgate; power front seats; a rearview camera; and 18-inch wheels. Options include an infotainment system and a panoramic sunroof. Prices start from $34,325 for a GLA 250; AWD GLA 250s start from $36,325, while the GLA45 carries a base price of $51,525.