2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Charlottesville VA

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA at Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is one of the very first subcompact luxury SUVs to enter the playing field and it has only gotten better since it first debuted in 2015! This stunning SUV comes outfitted with a host of modern touches and advanced technology features that make drivers more comfortable and aware. Entering the 2020 model year, the GLA is largely unchanged, which is not a bad thing. It simply means the GLA was so well-outfitted and designed it did not need any changes for the new model year! Continue reading the rest of our 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA model review to learn more about this subcompact luxury SUV!


Twin screens. In two sizes.

A pair of 7-inch screens help keep you informed, entertained and in command. One’s for gauges, one’s a touchscreen. Available 10.25-inch versions let you visualize, and customize, even more.

Dress it up now. Change it up later.

A spectrum of finishes is just the start of GLA style. The AMG® Line adds sporty pedals, seats and steering wheel. Available 64-color ambient lighting lets you choose the hues that suit your mood.


Fully independent. With true team spirit.

Each wheel tackles bumps on its own for composed comfort, but they’re all in for crisp handling. Optional adaptive damping offers driver-selectable modes.

Sun, snow or rain. Tarmac or terrain.

Light, nimble variable-torque 4MATIC® can send power from front wheels to rear based on each tire’s real-time grip. A suite of engineering features heightens off-road capability.


Say what you want, your way.

Along with its own intelligent voice assistant, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto are standard, too. Wireless charging is available, too.

Keep your world, and car, close.

Mercedes me connect makes ownership easy. Remote-start, lock or check your car, or book service, all from your phone. And add in-car WiFi for up to eight devices for a low monthly rate.

Modern Touches

Tell it, tap it, watch it, and go.

Say “Hey, Mercedes, it’s cold in here” or “I need a coffee,” and MBUX controls many features. Among them, available MB Navigation, which can use live footage of a turn to guide you.

Change how you change lanes.

Next-gen options help de-stress driving: Tap a turn signal to make a lane change. Adaptive cruise can help steer, slow for exits, or stop-and-go in traffic. Sensors can even “cover your ears” before a crash.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

GLA 250

  • 221-hp turbo-4
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Digital Cockpit with the MBUX Voice Assistant


  • Sport Front Seats
  • Aluminum Shift Paddles
  • Perforated Front Brakes with Painted Calipers

What kind of features does the GLA come with?

There are technically two GLA trim levels to choose from in the 2020 model year, the only difference is one is outfitted with FWD and the second is outfitted with AWD. Standard features include a power-adjustable driver’s seat, an 8-inch central infotainment touchscreen, a power liftgate, simulated leather upholstery, and a six-speaker sound system. Options offered for the GLA include keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, a hands-free liftgate with open and close, and blind-spot monitoring. The available Multimedia package adds voice controls, navigation, and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Can you tell me about the engine?

In the 2020 model year, each GLA is powered by the same engine. This 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine produces up to 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Power from the engine is sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to the front wheels as standard or all four wheels with Mercedes-Benz’s 4MATIC® AWD system. Drivers can have more control over the transmission with the steering wheel mounted shift paddles.

What about the GLA’s safety features?

The GLA comes jam-packed with safety features! Standard features for the 2020 model year include a rearview camera, LED lighting, active brake assist, blind-spot assist, crosswind assist, a suite of seven airbags, an electric parking brake, adaptive braking technology, and downhill speed regulation. There are a number of available safety features as well. They include evasive steering assist, active parking assist, adaptive highbeam assist, active LED headlamps, PRESAFE® PLUS, and a surround-view camera system. The standard ATTENTION ASSIST® feature is the first of its kind. This technology continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior to alert the drive if drowsiness is detected with both audible and visual warnings.

Test Drive a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Are you interested in test driving a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA? If so, make the trip down to Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville today! Our sales associates are here to help you find the GLA trim level that best suits your needs on our lot. They will also accompany you on a test drive so you can experience the GLA first hand and learn more about what this particular model has to offer. If you want to learn more about the GLA models we have to offer before you make the trip to the dealership, check out our new model inventory page! We know you are going to love the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA just as much as we do!