2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2024 Subaru Ascent Review

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2024 Mercedes-Benz
GLA 250

MSRP*: $41,850 to $43,850
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2024 Subaru

MSRP*: $34,395 to $48,695
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MPG - City 24 - 25 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 50.5 ft3 72.8 - 75.6 ft3
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 221 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 173.6 in 196.8 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 40.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.7 - 40.0 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 than the Subaru Ascent. The Subaru Ascent will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 as you will with the Subaru Ascent, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 or the Subaru Ascent, it's going to cost you about the same.

Since the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is much slimmer than the Subaru Ascent, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Ascent.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has the same turning radius as the Subaru Ascent, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

With its lower torque engine, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has less seating than the Subaru Ascent, making the Subaru Ascent the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Ascent.