2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLA 250

See Details & Photos
New 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Toyota
RAV4

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$34,250 to $36,250
Get Your Price
$26,050 to $35,980
Invoice* $32,195 to $34,075 $24,357 to $33,642
MPG - City 22 - 24 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 30 - 34 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 as you will with the Toyota RAV4, 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). The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota RAV4.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is much slimmer than the Toyota RAV4, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is slightly shorter than the Toyota RAV4, which may make it easier to park.

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 Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 and the Toyota RAV4.

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 Toyota RAV4. The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 than that of the Toyota RAV4.