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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA


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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman

Enthusiastic drivers will find the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA a delightful performance hatchback. It holds the top spot for luxury small SUVs for its crossover functionality that is paired with its luxurious amenities.

The lively handling and iconic styling are the selling points of the 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman. This Mini car is a refined ride that offers a myriad of customizable options. It also has plenty of features that got the attention of car enthusiasts. Let us compare these two outstanding luxury vehicles and find out which one truly deserves to be on the limelight.

Design & Style

The GLA is an SUV but its styling cues made it look more like a chic hatchback because of its body style. It is slightly taller than the normal hatch and has almost the same proportions as the Infiniti QX30. The significantly sculpted body is softened by having steeply-angled roof pillars. The cabin is almost unchanged and still sports a handsome layout that made it look roomier.

The Countryman is the biggest among the Minis so its styling is slightly more defined. It has creases in all the right places, a different grille, and its shoulders gave it more of a rugged appeal. Its interior, however, is the same with the Cooper.

Technology & Safety

The standard 8.0 infotainment screen of the GLA sits on top of the dashboard. There is a small rotary knob to control the infotainment. It is equipped with the Mbrace Connect and the voice-controlled navigation comes as an option. Basic driver aids are available and the more sophisticated ones are bundled together in a variety of packages.

The Countryman has a small infotainment screen at only 6.5 inches. The Tech package upgrades it to an 8.8-inch screen that comes with Apple CarPlay and navigation capabilities.


The GLA is optimized to deliver 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged engine. The chassis is competent enough that it stays precise and sharp even when it is along with its limits. Steering is very light thus giving the driver better maneuverability when driving.

The base engine for the Countryman is a 134 hp turbocharged three-cylinder that is obviously not enough to deliver a noteworthy performance. It feels heavy to drive, unlike other Mini models that are fun and light to drive.  There is a more efficient hybrid model but it takes quite a while to fully recharge.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman is a fresh take on a slightly bigger vehicle as compared to most of the ultra-compact cars that are its brothers. If only more attention was given to improve its engine and performance. It is a nice car for city driving but you must be ready for its underwhelming performance.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA, on the other hand, is a gam-changer with its chic design aesthetics, engine performance, and providing plenty of optional features for entertainment.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Test Drive Today?

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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