2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45

If you’re interested in a new SUV and have settled with Mercedes-Benz, how do you decide which model is right for you? There are five SUVs to choose from, but each one has multiple trim levels and engine options to choose from, which can make the process of dwindling them down both exciting and stressful. Take a look at this comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45. The smallest of the SUVs offered by Mercedes-Benz, the GLA is a great option if you want a nice mix of power and cargo capacity. There are two different engine options to choose from between the base GLA 250 and the performance-boosted AMG® GLA 45, so we’ve put them side by side in a matchup designed to give you a little more insight as to which is a better fit for you. Check out the table below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45

$33,400 MSRP $50,600
24 city/33 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 22 city/28 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 7-Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 375
258 lb-ft Torque 350 lb-ft
7.1 seconds 0 to 60 time 4.3 seconds
FWD Drivetrain FWD
5.3 inches Ground Clearance 4.9 inches
8 Number of Airbags 8
Optional Power Sunroof Optional
Optional Intelligent Cruise Control Optional
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Other Comparisons

Still unsure which you should choose? The biggest difference between these two, as you might have noticed, is performance. AMG® is the trademarked name for the branch of Mercedes-Benz vehicles that have received a performance-boosted engine, and in this case the extra power makes the GLA more like a street racer than a small crossover for the average soccer mom. You won’t have to worry about losing out on comfort and convenience in the less expensive GLA though, because they share many of the same standard features. Some of those include:

  • Genuine wood trim
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rain-sensor wipers
  • Entertainment screen powered by COMAND
  • Front power lumbar
  • and much more!

Interested in learning more about the luxury crossover offered by Mercedes-Benz? Get in touch with the team here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis to learn more or schedule a test drive here on our website!

brown 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC side shot
grey 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 side shot with banner
Adjust Payment Terms ×

We want to help you find the perfect car that fits your budget. Please adjust the options below so we can estimate the most accurate monthly payments.

Estimated Credit Score or Interest Rate

Desired Loan Term (months)

How much will you put down?

All tax, title and vehicle registration fees are additional. See dealer for complete details.