2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Mercedes-Benz produces a number of beautiful and luxurious vehicles, and some might resemble others a lot. How do you know which is right for you? Today we’re putting up a comparison between the smallest and largest SUVs offered by Mercedes-Benz. They might only be one letter apart in the name, but as you’ll see in the comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS, there are a lot of differences between these two. The biggest difference is in size, with the GLA offering 41.8 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded down while the GLS offers much more at 93.8 cubic feet. Additionally, the GLS comes with standard 4MATIC® four-wheel drive while drivers of the GLA will have to pay extra for it.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®

$33,400 MSRP $69,550
24 city/33 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 17 city/22 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 9-Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 362
258 lb-ft Torque 369 lb-ft
7.1 seconds 0 to 60 time 6.5 seconds
FWD Drivetrain AWD
41.8 cubic ft Max Cargo Volume 93.8 cubic ft
Optional Genuine Wood Trim Standard
Not Available Adaptive Variable Suspension Standard
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

How Else do they Compare?

The extras don’t always come at an extra price. Based on the comparison, you might notice that these two seem incredibly different. The GLA is more suited toward the cost-conscious consumer as it has an MSRP of less than half of the GLS 450 4MATIC®. With twice the space and more power, the GLS 450 4MATIC® looks nothing like its younger brother. They do have some similarities, however. Standard and available features in each include:

  • Power lumbar support
  • Power driver seat with memory
  • Five years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace Connect
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • In-car WiFi hotspot
  • And much more!

Interested in owning one of these two models? Come check them out here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis! We’ll give you the rundown on both of these models and help you decide which is better based on your needs and budget. Not only that, but we can help you choose the specific trim level that corresponds with what you’re looking for. Get in touch today!

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