GLA Models Available in North Carolina

The new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA models at Hendrick Motors of Charlotte allow North Carolina owners to settle in, but never settle for less. Even as a compact Mercedes-Benz SUV, the 2021 GLA lineup goes big when it comes to luxury. Front seats in the new 2021 GLA are power with memory, and climate control is dual-zone and double-filtered. And for those that opt for the power Panorama roof, the skies over Charlotts will feel even bigger.

New 2021 GLA Charlotte NC

Along with a power liftgate and 40/20/40 rear seats that welcome your gear, the 2020 GLA also provides more storage space. Available interior features include:

  • Sport seats
  • 64-color ambient lighting
  • Panorama moonroof
  • Power liftgate
  • And more

Each wheel of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA tackles bumps for composed comfort, but they're also all in for crisp handling. Available performance features include:

  • Variable-torque 4MATIC®
  • Sport pedals
  • Dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission
  • And more
New 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Charlotte NC
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Charlotte NC

The intuitive speech interface of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is easy to learn because it can learn you and your habits. Available technology features include:

  • Intelligent voice assistant
  • Wireless charging
  • In-car Wi-Fi
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • And more
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2021 Mercedes-Benz Frequently Asked Questions

What's new in the GLA for 2021?

The GLA was redesigned by the experts at Mercedes-Benz. The main difference from the 2020 edition is that the 2021 is a taller vehicle and a longer wheelbase. This helps the GLA's passengers as there is now 5 additional inches of rear legroom. Another great new feature is the MBUX infotainment system. The system utilizes two huge large screens to give the driver all the information and entertainment they need for the perfect drive. What didn't change? The GLA still has the same 221-hp turbocharged engine and top of the line safety features like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning.

What trim levels are available in the GLA?

The 2021 GLA is available in a GLA 250 trim and an all-wheel-drive option: the GLA 250 4MATIC trim. The AMG 35 and the AMG 45 trim levels will be released late in 2020 and are expected to provide even higher performance features.

Does the GLA have good technology features?

The GLA is packed with advanced technology features that will satisfy every driver's inner geek. The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is the most exciting. You can speak to the system using natural language phrases like "I'm cold" and the car will adjust your temperature settings appropriately. The vehicle is also equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. The cherry on top are two large screens that show all information and allow for easy changes to the entertainment system. 

Is the GLA safe?

The GLA offers several safety features that help protect its driver. The SUV comes standard with a frontal collision mitigation and a blind-spot monitor. As an added package, drivers can opt into the Driver Assistance Package. The Driver Assistance Package includes advanced driver safety features such as traffic-adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist. Compared to other luxury brands like BMW, the Mercedes-Benz is always among the IIHS Top Safety Picks from year to year.

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. BMW X1

The GLA performs quite well in a head-to-head comparison between these two models. Since the 2021 redesign, the GLA offers a much roomier and more luxurious ride compared to the X1. On top of that, it gets better gas mileage and has a quieter, smoother ride. When we look at the performance, the two luxury brands are nearly identical. So, in the end, we would take the new Mercedes-Benz GLA over any subcompact luxury SUV.