Compare 2021 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


221 208

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/34 * 24/34 *

  Cargo Space

50.5 cu. ft. 43.6 cu. ft.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Serving Milwaukee, WI

The stunning GLA crossover SUV from Mercedes-Benz is easy to fall in love with. With its elegant yet athletic status and exceptional all-around engineering, the GLA rises to meet the highest expectations. For 2021, the GLA breaks barriers with the introduction of its redesigned second-generation version. Before selecting your new GLA 250 from our extensive inventory, you need to get familiar with all of the impactful differences between the 2020 and 2021 GLA 250.


Under their hoods, the 2020 GLA 250 and the 2021 version have an I-4, turbo 2.0-liter engine. The 2020 version’s powertrain produces 208 horsepower. Thanks to advanced engineering, the engine in the 2021 GLA 250 produces 221 horsepower and slightly improves fuel efficiency. The performance of the GLA 250 for both model years is elevated by comparable mechanical features like a multi-link rear suspension, a front MacPherson strut, front-wheel drive, electromechanical power steering, and an eight-speed auto dual-clutch transmission.


The improvements to the 2021 GLA 250’s façade are small yet meaningful. The grille of the 2021 GLA now has a single bar design with stardust mesh on the nose. The LED headlights are compact with a more aggressive edge. Throughout the lower-front fascia, the 2021 GLA 250 has black molding combined with a powerful air vent. The profile and contouring have also been improved stepping into the 2021 model year. In 2021, the GLA 250 has a confident, upright stance with long, smooth contours running linearly through the side panels. Both model years have a power moonroof, a power liftgate, and premium wheel designs.


The next-generation GLA 250 includes a 10.25-inch touch display screen mounted prominently in the center stack, and it delivers access to the updated MBUX system. Voice assistant and several assistive driver’s aids are also new for the 2021 model year. These improvements are combined with enhanced finishes and subtle restyling throughout the dashboard. Also, the front row of seats is positioned higher in the 2021 GLA 250 to optimize the road’s visibility.

With numerous updates to the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, this is a crossover that requires in-depth review. We invite you to visit our Mercedes-Benz showroom soon to get full details from our sales associates and to compare the differences between the 2020 and 2021 GLA 250 in person.

* EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.