2024 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Review

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2024 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $33,950 to $48,300
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2024 Mercedes-Benz
GLA 250

MSRP*: $41,850 to $43,850
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 24 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 32 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 79.6 ft3 50.5 ft3
Engine
  • 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 277 hp 221 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 4,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 190.2 in 173.6 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 44.4 in
Rear 42.3 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 40.2 - 41.1 in
Rear 39.6 - 40.6 in
Front 39.0 in
Rear 38.1 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Santa Fe will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Fe, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Hyundai Santa Fe, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.