How do the Mercedes-Benz GLA and CLA compare in performance?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Mercedes-Benz CLA, Mercedes-Benz GLA on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 5:16 pm
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA performance

When you go for a luxury vehicle, you do so with certain expectations. Of course you’re looking for the best in interior comfort features as well as advanced technology and safety features, but another must-have category is performance. Drivers of luxury vehicles like those found in the Mercedes-Benz lineup expect sporty performance and easy handling. And that’s exactly what they’ll find from the brands popular models like the 2017 CLA-Class and the GLA-Class.

But which versatile luxury vehicle offers the performance for you? Take a look at our comparison for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class below!

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Mercedes-Benz CLA

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA

2.0-liter 4-cylinder

2.0-liter 4-cylinder

Versatile 4-Wheel Independent

Versatile 4-Wheel Independent

208/258 lb-ft

208/258 lb-ft

7.2 seconds
0-60 time

6.9 seconds



2017 mercedes-Benz gla

While the two models offer the same engine specs and suspension, which make for a sporty driving experience, their difference in shape and size can make a significant difference in their performance. Though the two models put for the same amount of horsepower and torque, as the GLA is larger as a crossover and offers more room for passengers, it isn’t able to accelerate quite as quickly as the CLA coupe.

That being said, the GLA-Class is no slouch in terms of performance. It offers impressive acceleration and affordable fuel economy, while providing a spacious interior for extra gear and a growing family.

If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of either of these vehicles, just check out the models we have available here on our lot. From there, just give us a call or schedule an appointment online and we’ll be happy to set up a test drive.  We’re sure you’ll have no problem finding a model that suits your needs and offers the performance you’re looking for!

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