Comparison - Tesla Model 3 Performance 2019 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA250 2019

General

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Average Price: 
$
62,000
Updated: 
12 Jan 2019
$
35,950
Updated: 
29 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Blue Metallic
#1d51bd
Solid Black
#292927
Midnight Silver Metallic
#6d6f76
Red Multi-Coat
#a21b09
Pearl White Multi-Coat
#f0f0f0
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
Canyon Beige Metallic
#9C7857
designo Mountain Grey Magno
#59545A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Tesla has made the Model 3 a better value for 2019 by dropping the price on all three of the variants listed below by $2000. The Model 3 Performance also now comes standard with the the previously optional Performance Upgrade package, which includes 20-inch wheels with summer tires, upgraded brakes, a carbon-fiber spoiler, aluminum pedal trim, a lowered suspension, and a 10-mph increase in top speed (to 155 mph).

Pros
Quick acceleration and nimble handling,
real-world-usable driving range,
lots of future-is-now technology.

Cons
More affordable variant may never arrive,
driving range doesn't hold up on the highway,
stark interior layout.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Explosive acceleration at any speed
Class leading in-car technology and driver assistance systems
Easy to drive with established charging infrastructure availability

Cons
Charging infrastructure in Australia lags behind the USA
Some build quality issues
Handling not quite as sharp as we expected

By: 
caradvice.com.au

A less expensive battery pack is expected to debut later in the year. Aside from a few ergonomic issues, the 2019 Tesla Model 3 is one of the best electric vehicles on sale today.

Pros
Tesla prestige at a lower price
Class-leading performance and handling
More technologically advanced than rivals
Supercharger network access for long-distance driving

Cons
Touchscreen interface design can lead to driver distraction
No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay support
Limited cargo capacity and interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

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

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class ranked #5 in Luxury Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Engaging handling
User-friendly features

Cons
So-so acceleration with base engine
Unforgiving ride
Some low-rent interior trim
Small back seat and trunk

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.

Pros
One of the most entertaining crossovers in the class
Returns respectable mileage considering its performance
High clearance and optional all-wheel drive lend some all-weather capability
Long list of available tech and safety features on the AMG GLA 45

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Electric
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 250rpm
Horsepower: 
208hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
no
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
no
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 Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.80in
173.90in
Width: 
72.80in
71.00in
Height: 
56.80in
60.00in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
5.30in
Front Track: 
60.90in
Rear Track: 
60.80in
Wheel Base: 
113.20in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
35.40
Front Leg Room: 
42.70in
40.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.20in
27.10in
Front Hip Room: 
53.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.30in
56.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.00in
53.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
43.60cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
17.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4072.00lbs
3428.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power driver seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Leatherette
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
multi-level heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru 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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
USB connection
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.5 In.
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Alloy wheels
Null spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Performance tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R20
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: 
no
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: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
no
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear center 3-point belt
remote anti-theft alarm system
LED headlamp
pre-collision safety system
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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Emergency Service
Blind Spot Assist
Parking Pilot
Vehicle Alarm notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
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
Exterior Options: 
Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housings
18" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
19" Matte Black 5-Twin-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Illuminated Star
19" Black AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Full LED Headlamps And Taillamps
Panorama Sunroof
Carbon Style Exterior Mirror Housings
18" 5-Twin-Spoke Alloy Wheel
18" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheel
LED Logo Projectors
Gloss Black Exterior Mirror Housings
19" 5-Spoke Wheels
19" AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Interior Options: 
Harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system
Smartphone Integration
Heated Front Seats
Garmin Map Pilot
Illuminated Door Sills
12-Color Ambient Cabin Lighting

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2D2D2D
Black And White, leatherette
#E2E6E7
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