Benz GLA

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus

2019 Lincoln Nautilus

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

Overall, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a mix of sophistication and functionality. It top notches on the small luxury SUV segment precisely because it has everything you want to have in this segment. It is going to be tough challenging the latest GLA. It is an established model that is firmly rooted in the top spot.

Instead of following the name trend of the brand, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus got a real name instead of the original MKX. Apart from the name change, there are plenty of improvements that you can expect from the current model. Are the enhancements enough to topple down the GLA?

Design & Style

The GLA wears its chic styling cues so well. The sculpted body gave it a formal stance but the steeply-angled roof pillars promise a fun nature. The 18-inch wheels offer a curbside appeal but it is the prominent three-pointed star that really gave it a mighty presence. The GLA may be the brand’s smallest crossover but the clever cabin layout made it look and feel roomier.

The Nautilus is basically an MKX with a serious facelift. There are prominent rectangular grilles on the new front fascia. The headlights got more shape and sit above the whisker-like turn signals. Other than these details, the Nautilus is pretty much the same on the outside.

Technology & Safety

The new GLA is an entertaining vehicle. The base model has a decent tech even without the upgrades. It has the Mbrace Connect telematics services that may be upgraded to become a Wi-Fi hotspot. Voice-controlled navigation is also available, a huge advancement of the usual Navi system.

Routine infotainment functions are available on the Nautilus. They are not mind-blowing but at least it has an excellent and advanced phone integration capability.

Performance

The optimized engine of the GLA can give up to 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Handling is precise and sharp and the chassis remains competent when pushed to the limit. A light steering aids maneuverability when driving around town.

The 2.0-liter engine is a standard in all Nautilus models. It can rev up to 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. It is not the quickest or the most powerful in its segment but it delivers adequate performance. The Nautilus also feels smooth and powerful and the adaptive cruise control is quick to keep a slow pace for safe autonomous driving.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is a promising upgrade from the brand. It would be nice if the same enthusiasm was applied to the tech front. Its road performance is remarkable and can rival a lot of other cars in the same category but the lack of advanced features drag it down. Unlike the Nautilus, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a premium package.

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If you are interested in buying the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA, let Mercedes-Benz of Huntington deliver the best deal in town for you. We serve customers throughout the state and its surrounding regions. Drop by our showroom located in Huntington or call us to pre-book for a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA test drive appointment today!

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