Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 2021 - vs - Audi A3 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
36,230
Updated: 
11 Dec 2019
$
44,800
Updated: 
13 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed dual-clutch
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
12.70gals
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Night Black
#090909
Iridium Silver metallic
#B7B7B9
Polar White
#D1D5CB
Denim blue metallic
#272A57
Mountain Grey Metallic
#646262
Cosmos Black metallic
#1A1A18
Patagonia Red metallic
#B61C35
Digital White metallic
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Monsoon Gray Metallic
#505455
Mythos Black Metallic
#000000
Glacier White Metallic
#e7e8ea
Brilliant Black
#000000
Florett Silver Metallic
#b2b2b2
Cosmos Blue Metallic
#262a50
Nano Gray Metallic
#626262
Tango Red Metallic
#b01137
Ibis White
#ffffff

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2021, the GLA-class is a clean-sheet redesign. While it still resembles the previous-generation GLA-class, the new model looks more premium inside and out, which will help it blend with the throng of Mercedes-Benz SUVs that launched for the 2019 and 2020 model years. It shares a platform with the brand's other small offerings, including the slightly larger GLB-class SUV and the entry-level A-class sedan.

Pros
Responsive handling,
lots of available features,
interesting design.

Cons
Cramped interior,
uncomfortable ride,
not as luxurious as a Benz should be.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The GLA has been fully redesigned for 2021.Part of the second GLA generation introduced for 2021.

Pros
Smooth ride and comfortable seats
Features one of today's best, most advanced infotainment systems
Mercedes badge at an affordable price

Cons
Most of the GLA's advanced safety features are optional
Too much road noise for a luxury SUV
Cargo capacity is small compared to Mercedes' GLB

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.

Pros
Stylish interior
Reasonably well-equipped
Roomier rear seats
Extensive options

Cons
Expensive options
Some options should be standard
Small cargo area
Can’t wait for the GLA45

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Audi A3 ranked #14 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Audi A3 has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 40 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of tech features
Excellent ride and handling
Energetic engines

Cons
Smallish rear seats and trunk
Some rivals are more upscale inside

By: 
usnews.com

Front-wheel-drive models make 2 fewer horsepower than last year; all-wheel-drive models get an increase of 8 hp.Apple CarPlay and Android are now standard.LED headlights and a wireless charging pad are now standard on Premium Plus models.The Sport package is no longer available.

PROS
Good balance of comfortable ride and sporty handling
Strong acceleration from the turbocharged engine
Refined and stylish cabin

CONS
Small trunk, especially with all-wheel drive
Limited backseat space

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry point to luxury sedan ownership with few drawbacks.

Pros
Impressive Virtual Cockpit
Well-equipped base model
Active safety features included
Potent turbocharged engine
Available in convertible form

Cons
Cramped back seat and trunk
Best safety equipment reserved for top-tier
Diminutive size may be a turn-off
Options get expensive fast

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
221hp
at 5 500rpm
228hp
at 4 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
36.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
driver assisted parking assist
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
Cargo floor mats
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.60in
175.70in
Width: 
72.20in
70.70in
Height: 
63.50in
55.70in
Wheel Base: 
107.40in
103.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
34.90
36.50
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
36.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
41.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
35.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in
53.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.50cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.40cu.ft
10.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3428.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
leather
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Bang & Olufsen premium brand speakers
705 watts stereo output
memory card slot
speed sensitive volume control
14 total speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
cornering lights
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
AMG Line
Driver Assistance Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Parking Assistance Package
AMG Line W/Night Package
Prestige
Exterior Options: 
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke W/Black Accented Wheels
Carbon Style Mirror Housings
LED Logo Projector
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels
19" 10-Spoke W/Matte Black Accented Wheels
Wheel Locking Bolts
Illuminated Star
Body-Color Rear Spoiler
20" AMG Black Multispoke Wheels
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
KEYLESS-GO
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Panorama Roof
Audi Beam - Rings
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (w/Side Assist)
19" 5-Arm Wing Design Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam - quattro
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
MBUX Interior Assistant
Burmester Surround Sound System
SiriusXM Radio
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
Heated Steering Wheel
Garage Door Opener
USB-C Adapter Cable
Multicontour Front Seats
64-Color LED Ambient Lighting W/Illuminated Vents
Heated Front Seats
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Audi First Aid Kit
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Neva Grey/Black, leatherette
#A5ACB4
Macchiato Beige, leatherette
#E2DDDD
Bahia Brown, leather
#50372A
Titanium Grey/Black, leather
#71706E
Classic Red/Black, leather
#993238
Black w/Dinamica Red Stitching, leatherette/suede
#000000
Black, leatherette
#000000
Color: 
Black, leather
#282828
Chestnut Brown, leather
#563b34
Rock Gray/Gray, leather
#9e9c9d