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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2021 Subaru Outback Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLA 250

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New 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$34,250 to $36,250
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$26,795 to $39,945
Invoice* $32,195 to $34,075 $25,187 to $37,240
MPG - City 22 - 24 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 or the Subaru Outback, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is much slimmer than the Subaru Outback, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Outback.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Outback, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 and the Subaru Outback. The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Outback.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 than that of the Subaru Outback.