Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Together with the GLA range as a whole, Mercedes GLA 45 AMG safety is yet to be tested by independent body Euro NCAP but the regular A-Class upon which it is heavily based achieved a full five stars.

Standard safety systems include Attention Assist, which monitors the driver’s steering inputs and issues a warning if they become erratic.

On the road the GLA 45 AMG is extremely stable and surefooted with impressively powerful brakes. A sophisticated stability control program is fitted as standard and features three modes – fully engaged, a halfway disengaged function and fully disengaged.

Like the regular GLA, Mercedes GLA 45 AMG practicality is reasonable rather than remarkable. The boot isn’t huge, although it is larger than the A-Class hatchback (Mercedes quotes a figure of 481 litres for the GLA compared with 341 for the A-Class) and load space compares well enough with other small 4x4s and crossovers.

It doesn’t really offer any great advantages in terms of access and egress over the regular A-Class as the roofline isn’t all that high.

Despite the AMG’s racier bodywork it still includes roof rails as standard, finished in silver. There are useful tie-down points in the boot along with a 12 V socket, and there’s a further 12V outlet in the rear passenger section.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class AMG (14-17).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
AMG optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats