Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class AMG GLA45 4MATIC 2017 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe AMG GLC 43 2018

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Average Price: 
32,331
Updated: 
22 Nov 2016
60,400
Updated: 
23 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.80gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Cirrus White
#E7E8E2
Cocoa Brown Metallic
#523F31
Cosmos Black Metallic
#23221E
Jupiter Red
#970802
Kryptonite Green Metallic
#5F9839
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Mountain Grey Metallic
#585657
Night Black
#000000
Polar Silver Metallic
#C1C2BD
South Seas Blue Metallic
#718EA6
designo Mountain Grey Magno
#59545A
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
designo Dakota Brown Magno (matte)
#52331B
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class ranks 2 out of 5 Luxury Subcompact SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV offers compact-car-like agility and fuel economy in an upscale package. However, there’s little passenger and storage space – even for a subcompact – and its ride isn't as cushioned as many of its rivals.

Pros
Powerful engines
Outstanding handling
Lavish interior
Class-leading reliability score

Cons
Poor cargo capacity
Small back seats

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a small, luxury compact 'ute that prioritizes "looks" over "feels," or in other words, it's probably perfect for a lot of shoppers.
Mercedes' smallest crossover—if you can call it that—returns this year to challenge our ideas of compact SUVs, performance, and rear seat head room. Offered as a base front-drive GLA250, all-wheel drive GLA250, or top Mercedes-AMG GLA45, the GLA class may follow Mercedes' nomenclature as an SUV, but it's in a class all its own.

Pros
Impressive dynamic driving
Lots of turbo fun
Sporty and small for two
Decent fuel economy
Great options ...

Cons
but they're pricey
$60,000 for a subcompact hatch?
Cramped rear seat

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality is available for both 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class versions this year. Mercedes says the instrument panel has been mildly redesigned, and the 8-inch display screen is thinner than before. The new AMG Dinamica package adds faux-suede upholstery to the GLA 45's steering wheel and dashboard.

Pros
Sporty handling and performance even in the base model
AMG GLA 45's long list of available technology and safety features.

Cons
Ride quality is firm to the point some might object
Road and wind noise is in abundance
Automatic transmission can operate awkwardly in stop-and-go situations
Less cargo capacity than its rivals.

By: 
edmunds.com

Two new performance models join the 2018 GLC-Class Coupe lineup: the AMG GLC 63 and AMG GLC 63 S. Mercedes has also renamed most of the GLC's options packages to better convey the features added. Heated wipers are now standard, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can now be added with the Smartphone Integration package.

PROS
Elegant and premium interior design
Excellent balance between agile handling and a comfortable ride
Abundant driver safety aids work great
Four- and six-cylinder engines are fuel-efficient for the class

CONS
Hard to brake smoothly
Rear headroom isn't great, especially in the middle
Infotainment controls aren't always easy to use
Less useful cargo area than in regular GLC

By: 
edmunds.com

Mercedes-AMG peppers performance and spicy styling into its coupe/crossover casserole. The powertrain platter includes a 362-hp twin-turbo V-6 or twin-turbo V-8s pumping out 469 or 503 ponies. All engines pair with a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

Pros
Porsche 911 quick,
grippy handling,
strong brakes,
V-8 rumble.

Cons
Stiff ride,
noisy tires,
feels big and heavy from behind the wheel.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.

Pros
Cabinet-grade interior (agency or furniture)
Choose your body
Choose your engine
Burmester audio thrills
Doesn’t cut short on technology

Cons
Expensive safety options
It’s not a Coupe, it’s just less useful
Numb steering (GLC 300)
Rivals have diesel, plug-ins

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
350ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
384ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
375hp
at 6 000rpm
362hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
39.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Keyless Ignition
Airbag Deployment Notification

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.00in
186.10in
Width: 
71.00in
76.00in
Height: 
58.20in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
6.70in
Front Track: 
60.90in
Rear Track: 
60.80in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
35.40
37.60
Front Leg Room: 
40.20in
Rear leg room: 
27.10in
37.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.20in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
41.80cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
18.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3457.00lbs
4145.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat thigh extension
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leatherette/suede
Sport front seats
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power driver seat
10 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.0
20 X 9.5
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Performance tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20

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 brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake drying
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear integrated headrests
Rearview Camera
Rear Side Airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Blind Spot Assist
Parking Pilot
Vehicle Alarm notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Braking Preparation
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn signal mirrors
Brake Drying
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Interior Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
AMG DINIMICA Interior Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Convenience Package
AMG Night Styling
AMG Dynamic Plus Package
AMG "Redcut" Exclusive Package
AMG Aerodynamics Package
Advanced Parking Assist Package
Night Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Platinum White Leather Package
Premium Driver Assistance Package
AMG Night Package
Advanced Lighting Package
Multimedia Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
Smartphone Integration Package
Exterior Options: 
20" Silver 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel
20" Black 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Red Brake Calipers
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
Panorama Sunroof
AMG Performance Exhaust
20" Tires
Rear Wing Spoiler in Gloss Black
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke Titanium Wheels
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
AMG Performance Exhaust System
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
20" AMG Multispoke
20" AMG Multispoke (Black)
Carbon Fiber-Look Mirror Housing Covers
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
LED Logo Projectors
Front Chrome Trim
Interior Options: 
Red Seat Belts
Smartphone Integration
Black Headliner
Garmin Map Pilot
Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting
AMG Performance Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system
AMG Illuminated Door Sill Panels
Crystal Grey Headliner
Beige Headliner
AMG Performance Steering Wheel
Compass
Heated Front Seats
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats
Air Balance
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Head-Up Display
Telescopic Cargo Rods
Garmin Map Pilot
COMAND Hard-drive Navigation w/ 8.4" Screen
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Cargo Protection And Sill Guard
Replace Red Or Silver Seatbelts With Black
Ski And Snowboard Bag

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black "Red Cut", leather
#61333E
Black MB-Tex/DINAMICA w/Red Stitching, leatherette/suede
#0B0B0B
Black, leather
#1C1C1C
Nut Brown, leather
#5E524D
Sahara Beige/Black, leather
#B7A99D
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
Espresso Brown/Black, leather
#49433E
Espresso Brown/Black, leatherette
#58524D
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
Silk Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BDB0A7
designo Black/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#1D1D1D
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8