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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA


2019 Kia Niro EV

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2019 Kia Niro EV

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is an SUV but it actually looks like a tallish hatchback. Despite the confusion, the new GLA holds a lot of surprises beneath its chic appearance. Enthusiastic drivers would be ecstatic to learn that it is a performance-oriented vehicle that is meant to impress in spite of being a slightly smaller crossover.

The 2019 Kia Niro EV is a surprising addition to a number of electric vehicle versions. It quietly joined in on the pack and despite not having the star appeal of Tesla EVs or the exciting anticipation for the Chevy Bolt EV, it is confident enough to offer a horde of features.

Design & Style

The latest GLA has this certain quality of looking tough but still maintain a certain stylish charm. The businesslike stance is formidable but not frightening. Everything on its design cues is well- balanced to look both imposing and meek. This characteristic is even more pronounced on its interior. The cabin looks like is toned down for the minimal sophistication but it undeniably looks elegant than most of its competition.

The Niro EV, on the other hand, played it safe on the style department. The bends are creases are there but are not too flashy and are almost invisible. It lacks the drama that most EVs have in order to entice the car enthusiasts. Its cabin is also as plain as the exterior.

Technology & Safety

The GLA is equipped with an advanced infotainment system that can be customized. The standard features are fine but there are bundles to fit all levels of tech savvy-ness. The standard driver aids it comes with are already good but may be improved with an assortment of advanced active safety features.

Surprisingly, the Niro EV has all the right gear to entertain the driver. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard equipment and there are plenty of available safety systems too.


The 2.0-liter engine on the base trim can reach up to 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It can go from 0 to 60 mph at 6.8 seconds, slightly quicker than bigger SUVs. The engine is also enough to deliver an energetic ride either around town or on a mountain road. The well-managed body lean provides nimble handling and well-tuned stability.

The robust electric motor of the Niro EV can give an impressive 201 hp and 291 lb-ft of torque. It is responsive and powerful to drive and can provide a reliable ride for daily commuting. The cabin noise is also low despite its strong performance.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Kia Niro EV is a promising vehicle that delivers a solid performance compared to most electric cars and hybrids. It also holds an impressive tech to impress tech-savvy drivers. The only glitch is its lack of an inspiring design to make it interesting.

The Niro EV should try to emulate the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA. It is a perfect execution of attractiveness, features, and power.

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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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