2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring

Here’s one you don’t see every day. While many might not consider Mazda to be on the same level as Mercedes-Benz, they market themselves as such. Because of that, we feel it’s necessary to show you how the two compare in a head to head comparison. The 2018 GLA 250 is a viable choice for drivers seeking a smaller SUV. Take look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring.

While the price may be a bit of a hard take, don’t be too discouraged. The fact of the matter is that the GLA offers much more than its rival, plain and simple. The power output is much greater in the GLA 250 and includes features not found even in the CX-3’s best trim. There is also more standard cargo volume in the GLA 250. Take a look at some head to head comparisons in the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2018 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring FWD

$33,400 MSRP $25,500
24 city/33 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 29 city/34 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 146
258 lb-ft Torque 146 lb-ft
7.1 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Optional Genuine Wood Trim Not Available
Optional Intelligent Cruise Control Optional
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLA 250

Why choose the luxury SUV in the GLA 250? It offers much more than Mazda’s compact SUV does. You might not expect a huge difference from the outside, but once you step inside you’ll quickly note the genuine wood trim, leather seats, and sunroof that comes with power sunshade (none of which are included in the CX-3). There are so many other features in the GLA 250 that you won’t find in the CX-3 Grand Touring which include:

  • Front power lumbar
  • Separate driver/passenger climate controls
  • Vehicle location system
  • Electronic trunk lid
  • Second row side airbag
  • Vehicle theft/tracking notification
  • Halogen headlights
  • And much more!

Interested in owning the 2018 GLA 250? Come check it out here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis! We have plenty of models in our inventory for you to choose from, so stop by today or schedule a test drive here on our website!

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