2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 Subaru Outback

What’s smaller than an SUV but larger than a sedan? the answer is a subcompact SUV. Nestled comfortably between these two segments, the GLA 250 is a popular choice for drivers who want the efficiency of a sedan while getting more space like that of an SUV. See how it compares in this 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 Subaru Outback matchup!

The two trims we’re comparing today are close in price, so you can truly gauge which is a better value. The clear winner in performance is the GLA 250 because it has a more powerful engine. Under the hood sits a standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, much more than the Outback. Check out some additional comparisons in the table below!

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

$33,950* MSRP $32,845
24 city/33 hwy mpg** Fuel Efficiency 25 city/32 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission Variable Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 175
258 lb-ft Torque 174 lb-ft
7.1 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Listed
FWD Drivetrain FWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Optional Electronic Parking Aid Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2019 GLA 250

Mercedes-Benz is a premium automaker for more reasons than just the typical three-prong star that everyone sees and gets excited over. Subaru is a reliable automaker with some interesting features to make note of, but unfortunately they just don’t have all the same features as the GLA 250. Some of the features in the Mercedes-Benz SUV unavailable in the Outback include:

  • Genuine wood trim
  • Front power lumbar
  • Vehicle location system
  • Electronic parking aid
  • Vehicle theft/tracking notification system
  • Rain sensor wipers
  • and much more!

Interested in learning more about the 2019 GLA? Get in touch with the team here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis to learn more or schedule a test drive today!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

**EPA estimated 33 MPG highway and 24 MPG city with 14.8-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

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