2023 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2024 Toyota Venza Review

Picture of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2023 Mercedes-Benz
GLA 250

MSRP*: $37,500 to $39,500
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2024 Toyota
Venza

MSRP*: $35,070 to $43,215
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MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 40 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.5 ft3 55.1 ft3
Engine
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 219-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 221 hp 219 hp
Exterior Length 173.6 in 186.6 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 38.6 in
Rear 39.0 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
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota Venza, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 and the Toyota Venza.

Convenience
The Toyota Venza requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Venza.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is a little narrower than the Toyota Venza, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Toyota Venza.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has the same turning radius as the Toyota Venza, so they both maneuver the same 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 Venza.

Powertrain
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 Venza.

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 Venza. The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has less cargo space than the Toyota Venza, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.