2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Charlottesville VA

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA at Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville

When it comes to luxury vehicles, there is no better SUV on the market today than the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA. This is a brand new vehicle from Mercedes-Benz and is fully making its mark on the world. You’ll find a roomy interior, especially for back passengers, a standard MBUX infotainment system, an available Off-Road package, and even standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We are barely scratching the surface with the GLA, which is why we hope you will continue reading along as we delve deeper into what makes this vehicle so magical. From the engine to the standard features, Mercedes-Benz has made sure that this new SUV is one that you will love for years to come.


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.

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.


Geared to please.

The dual-clutch 8-speed is a quicker, smoother automatic, or a paddle-shifted manual on demand. With DYNAMIC SELECT, one console control calls up a range of performance profiles.

A torrent of turbo torque.

A new generation of power for the GLA delivers 221 turbo horses from a compact 2.0 liters. Its 258 lb-ft of torque is at your command over a wide range of rpm, for quick response anytime.


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.

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.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Trim Lineup

GLA 250

  • Panorama roof
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Sport front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control


  • Active Brake Assist
  • High-tech cabin
  • Power front seats

What engine powers the GLA?

In order to get you where you need to go, a reliable engine is necessary for your journey. Thanks to Mercedes-Benz, the GLA is sure to capture your attention with an engine that will never give out on you. This engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which can output around 221 horsepower and up to 258 pound-feet of torque. The standard transmission is an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic that includes shift paddles behind the steering wheel. But that isn’t all! While front-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain, you also have the opportunity to choose all-wheel drive if you’re looking for added traction. In terms of fuel economy, the standard configuration gets you 25 mpg in the city and an impressive 34 mpg while you are on the highway.

What features come with this SUV?

Another major standout point for the GLA is the fact that it comes with one standard trim level that gets you all of the technology and comfort you could ever need. While the competition tries to hide features behind higher, more expensive trims, the GLA gives you everything at once. You’ll find blind-spot assist, four USB-C ports, dual-zone climate control, a multifunction leather-covered steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, run-flat tires, keyless ignition, privacy glass, cruise control, split-folding rear seat, a seven-inch digital touchscreen, a seven-inch digital instrument panel, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, an MBUX driver interface, LED headlights and taillights, and a power liftgate.

What can I expect to find for safety?

Safety is something that is inherent in the design of the 2021 GLA. One of the standard features that we most want you to learn more about is Active Brake Assist. This system works by warning the driver whenever there is an impending frontal collision. If the driver applies the brakes at all, the system kicks in and adds pressure to shorten the overall stopping distance. However, if the driver doesn’t react, the system will apply the brakes itself. We also want to mention Active Blind Spot Assist, Hill Start Assist, Automatic Brake Drying, and Predictive Brake Priming.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Inventory at Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville

Have you decided that this is the SUV for you? Thanks to our extensive inventory, we have all of the different options that you will love the ability to choose from. We highly encourage you to schedule a test drive, and we are more than happy to help you figure out which GLA model you should be driving home in. Stop by today!