Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA250 2020 - vs - Ford Ecosport Titanium 2021

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Average Price: 
$
36,250
Updated: 
11 Sep 2019
$
27,715
Updated: 
17 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.80gals
13.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Iridium Silver Metallic
#B7B7B9
Cosmos Black Metallic
#23221E
Jupiter Red
#970802
Denim Blue Metallic
#272A57
Mountain Grey Metallic
#585657
Night Black
#000000
Polar White
#D1D5CB
designo Mountain Grey Magno
#59545A
Color: 
Diamond White
#e7e7e5
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
#f7f6f2
Luxe Yellow
#FCBE4D
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8e1c26
Moondust Silver Metallic
#c7c8cb
Lightning Blue Metallic
#193b82
Blue Metallic
#014886
Race Red
#eb1f20
Shadow Black
#242424
Smoke Metallic
#72727b

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Mercedes-Benz GLA merges hatchback size with crossover functionality and luxury appointments, with better-than-average results.

Pros
Zippy to drive
Nimble handling
Practical hatchback shape
AMG GLA45 is downright sporty

Cons
Cramped rear seats
Interior doesn't impress
So-so visibility
AMG gets expensive with a quickness

By: 
thecarconnection.com

We think that the 2020 model year will be the last for the current-generation GLA before a new model arrives for 2021. As such, Mercedes-Benz did not make any changes for the 2020 model year.

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 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.The AMG GLA 45 has been discontinued.

Pros
One of the most entertaining crossovers in the class
Respectable fuel economy considering its performance
High clearance and optional all-wheel drive lend some all-weather capability
Long list of available tech and safety features

Cons
Firm ride quality can grow tiresome on rough roads
Automatic transmission operates sluggishly in stop-and-go situations
Not much legroom, headroom or cargo room
Road and wind noise could be better tamped down

By: 
edmunds.com

Six-way power driver's seat now standard on SES and Titanium trims.Cargo cover and package tray included on SE trim and above.Minor exterior styling changes.

Pros
Above-average cargo space for the class
All-wheel drive can be ordered on every trim level
Widespread availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Sync 3 infotainment interface is fast and easy to use

Cons
Aside from blind-spot monitoring, advanced safety features aren't available
Below-average fuel economy
Base engine can struggle while carrying passengers and cargo
Choppy, jittery ride on most surfaces

By: 
edmunds.com

Very little is new on the EcoSport for 2021, but it does get an updated appearance package, a standard power driver’s seat on the top SES 4WD trim (oddly, it didn't have one before) , and techy faux-leather seat coverings in the Titanium model.

Pros
Affordable, compact and maneuverable, easy-to-use infotainment.

Cons
Disappointing fuel efficiency, sleep-inducing acceleration, lacks interior space.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Ford Ecosport small crossover forsakes its name and doesn’t offer much by way of driving excitement or efficiency.

Pros
Easy to park
Big enough back seat
Cargo space isn’t bad

Cons
No active safety tech
Spartan base model
Hardly a value
Built to a budget
Cheap, but somehow still too much

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
29.00mpg
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 250rpm
149ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
208hp
at 5 500rpm
166hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
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: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
heated steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.90in
161.30in
Width: 
71.00in
69.50in
Height: 
60.00in
65.10in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
Front Track: 
60.90in
59.80in
Rear Track: 
60.80in
59.70in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
99.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.70in
Front Hip Room: 
51.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
51.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
43.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3428.00lbs
3300.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat thigh extension
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leatherette
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
bucket front seats
multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
leather
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
6 -way power driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
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: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual 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 connection
Memory card slot
USB With External Media Control
Bang & Olufsen premium brand speakers
675 watts stereo output
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
mast antenna
1 subwoofer(s)
9 total speakers
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
17 in.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17

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
Front Solid Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear Solid 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
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system

Options

Packages: 
Parking Assist Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Convenience Package
AMG Line Exterior
Equipment Group 400A
Interior Protection Package
Cargo Management Package
Exterior Options: 
Full LED Headlamps
19" Twin 5-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
KEYLESS-GO
LED Logo Projector
18" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
19" AMG Multi-Spoke Black Wheels
Illuminated Door Sills
Illuminated Star
19" AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels
Panorama Roof
Front License Plate Bracket
Keyless Entry Keypad
Front and Rear Splash Guards/Mud Flaps
Overlander Decal
Interior Options: 
Garmin MAP PILOT
12-Color Ambient Lighting
Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System
Heated Front Seats
Smartphone Integration Package
MB-Tex Dashboard And Sport Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Grey MB-Tex, leather
#CFCAC7
Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#000000
Black, leather
#1C1C1C
Nut Brown, leather
#5E524D
Sahara Beige/Black, leather
#B7A99D
Sahara Beige MB-Tex, leather
#BCB0A5
Color: 
Ebony Black, leather
#383838
Medium Light Stone, leather
#aba69c