Compact crossover SUVs are among the most popular vehicle platforms in the United States. Buyers shopping through their options available at Mercedes-Benz of New London will often start their search with the GLA compact crossover SUV. It is flexible and well-equipped — as a Mercedes-Benz vehicle should be. However, it has several direct competitors that will vie for buyers’ attention. A comparison between the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2020 Cadillac XT4 will help shoppers find the vehicle that will best fit their needs. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA and 2020 Cadillac XT4 are very evenly matched in terms of performance, but the GLA will offer more interior space and available technology. Independent reviews have praised the 2021 GLA for its comfortable handling profile, comfortable passenger seating solutions and advanced technology.
Mercedes-Benz of New London customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA today by calling, 833-572-5052.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
2020 Cadillac XT4
|Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.|
|Eight-speed automatic||Transmission||Nine-speed automatic|
|50.5 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Volume||48.9 cu.-ft.|
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA family will share very similar performance specs with its 2020 Cadillac XT4 competitor. Owners of the 2021 GLA 250 or GLA 250 4MATIC® will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder engine under the hood that will be attached to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It will make 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, the 2021 GLA 250 will be able to post a zero-to-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds, the GLA 250 4MATIC® can hit the same speed in 6.6 seconds.
Buyers choosing the 2020 Cadillac XT4 will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine as well. It will make slightly more horsepower and the same amount of torque.
Both the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA and 2020 Cadillac XT4 have two rows of seats that can hold up to five passengers. When people are sitting in the back of the 2021 GLA 250 or GLA 250 4MATIC®, owners will still be able to use 15.4 cubic-feet of cargo volume. Folding the seats of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz crossover SUV away will make a maximum of 50.5 cubic-feet available. The 2020 XT4 will only have up to 48.9 cubic-feet.
Mercedes-Benz of New London customers choosing either version of the 2021 GLA will have a pair of 7-inch digital displays to use. One will be used for the center gauge cluster and can be customized to show the driver various different kinds of information. The other is used to control the Mercedes User Experience infotainment system that is also compatible with both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. The 2020 Cadillac XT4 is available with similar smartphone-compatibility but it doesn’t have twin touchscreen displays.