The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse is packed with the newest safety technology, offers an exceptional riding experience and can seat up to eight passengers. But can it surpass the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class, an SUV which is prized for its spectacular appearance, robust turbo 4 power and lovely interior?
The Mercedes-Benz GLA Class borrows a number of its design concepts from the aviation industry, such as biplane style wings which extend over its grille and turbine inspired vents in the cabin. Passengers will be presented with a nice mixture of aluminum and soft touch surfaces, and the exterior has a bubbly shape which is both elegant and smooth.
The Chevrolet Traverse now comes with five trim options, the most advanced of which is High Country. Its exterior is the opposite of the Mercedes-Benz GLA Class, and is distinctive for its sharp and angular edges. Its powertrain has been revised to make it quieter while providing a smother riding experience, and passengers within the cabin will sit on seats that are well padded, and which will remain comfortable even during long journeys.
For 2022, Chevrolet has standardized numerous safety features that previously weren’t, such as automated headlights, emergency automatic brakes and lane control. Still, these changes weren’t enough to earn it a five star rating from the NHTSA, which only gave it a 4 star rating due to its frontal impact protection. Luxuries within its cabin include climate control, eight inch touch displays, power tail gate and the choice of Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA Class is equipped with every modern driver assistance function known to man, including emergency automated brakes, multiple airbags, cruise control that is adaptive, the ability to monitor blind spots, and lane control. Luxuries within its cabin include a camera with surround view, climate control, 10 inch touch displays, keyless start, steering wheel wrapped in leather and navigation which is augmented.
Those that purchase the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLA 45 will get a turbo 4, 2 liter engine that is capable of generating 382 horsepower, with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in 3.8 seconds. Those that purchase the Chevrolet Traverse will get a V6, 3.6 liter engine that can generate 310 horsepower. It takes 6.9 seconds for it to accelerate from zero to sixty.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA Class totally outclasses the Chevrolet, with vastly superior horsepower, zero to sixty acceleration and interior amenities, and this doesn’t take into account the Traverse’s rudimentary AWD, lackluster fuel economy and limited options, all of which make the Mercedes-Benz the better buy.
If you are interested in buying the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class, 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 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class test drive appointment today!