The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 is available in a single trim. Under the hood, you'll find a 302-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engine mated to an eight-speed DCT transmission, sending power to all four wheels. The exterior features AMG styling, AMG alloy wheels, a power liftgate, and LED headlights. Inside, you get power-adjustable sport bucket seats, a 64-color ambient lighting system, dual-zone automatic climate control, dual 10.25-inch displays, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and HD Radio. Standard driver assistance features include active brake assist, attention assist, blind-spot assist, and crosswind assist.
Stick those three hallowed letters - A, M, and G - on the rear end of a Mercedes, and the price seems to magically skyrocket. The GLA 35 isn't a cheap car; in fact, with an MSRP of $47,950, excluding tax, registration, and a destination fee of $1,050, it is one of the most expensive in its class, even eclipsing its closest rival, the BMW X2 M2 35i by over a grand. The options can pile up too, and if you're not careful, the AMG GLA 35's asking price can easily sail past the $60k mark.
Mercedes-AMG offers many cool optional packages for the GLA 35, but be careful: they add up. On the exterior, you can select the AMG Night Package for $750, which adds black highlights to the grille and mirrors, or why not go for the AMG Aerodynamics Package, which, for $1,550, adds a bunch of unnecessary but cool-looking wings and spoilers. Inside, you can go for the $3,270 AMG Performance Seat Package, which adds multi-contour heated front AMG sports seats. The $1,700 Driver Assistance Package is highly suggested and includes active steering assist, evasive steering assist, brake assist with cross-traffic function, and much more. The Multimedia Package is also a good bet at $1,300 and includes MB navigation and speed-limit assist.
There's only one trim on offer, so we suggest adding a few optional extras to truly make your GLA 35 yours. We'd go for one in Iridium Silver metallic and add the AMG Night Package if we had the bucks, although this also requires adding pricier wheels. On the inside, we'd stick with the MB-Tex upholstery and add the $1,700 Driver Assistance Package along with the Multimedia and Premium packages. The total build cost for our GLA 35 comes to $54,750 including destination.