On the automotive market, sedans have almost always been king, but trends seem to be changing drastically over the past several years. Utility vehicles have slowly begun to overthrow sedans and similar small cars on the market, and the introduction of the crossover class of vehicle played a big role in that. There are at least half-a-dozen different utility vehicles on the Mercedes-Benz lineup today, and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA is certainly among them, available right here in Bluffton SC.
For the 2020 model year, the Mercedes-Benz GLA was overhauled as it entered the next generation. This marks the second generation for the GLA SUV, which was first introduced for the 2014 model year. This year, only two trim levels are available, though we imagine an AMG® model will be joining the lineup sometime soon.
Until then, the GLA 250 SUV and GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV have plenty to get excited about inside and out. For starters, let’s peek under the hood. Powered by a 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged powertrain, both GLA SUV models are capable of generating 208 horsepower alongside 258 pound-feet of torque. The regular GLA 250 translates that power into an acceleration time of 7.2 seconds, but when equipped with the 4MATIC® the SUV can get from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.1 s instead.
Inside, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV is packed full of functional and convenient features. For instance, you can access the 43.6 cubic feet of max cargo space – for which you would need to fold the rear seats flat – by kicking under the bumper if your GLA SUV is equipped with the available HANDS-FREE ACCESS feature. As for entertainment, you’ll have access to all sorts of technologies and features on the 8” color display screen, including things like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
If you’d like to take a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 or GLA 250 4MATIC® for a test drive of your own, be sure to get in touch with us right here at Mercedes-Benz of Hilton Head. We look forward to hearing from you!