This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Car Tech Video: 2015 Mercedes GLA
About Video Transcript

Car Tech Video: 2015 Mercedes GLA

1:18 /

A new flavor of Mercedes crossover for a younger crowd.

Here is the GLA, the latest Mercedes model, a four-door compact crossover in the small car range the company has never pursued in the US before. The front three quarters of the thing is easy enough on the eyes, but the side off ramp takes a little time to reconcile with the three-pointed star at least in my mind. I expect few surprises in the cabin, primarily just a little less of the Mercedes bounty of tech. Company boss, Dieter Zetsche, is refreshingly honest when he says the GLA isn't for climbing Mount Everest, but it will at least get you up and over the edge of a lawn. Thank you. The GLA is gonna have a tough room to work when it arrives in the US late 2014. Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque, and BMW X1 will already be in there having a cocktail, but Mercedes cache will help this one find its footing alongside its CLA compact sedan sibling. Ballpark a GLA in around the low to mid 30s with a 4-cylinder turbo, 7-speed automatic, and 4MATIC all-wheel drive; though in 2015, a tail dragging version might be made available as well.

New releases

Rubbin'. Shuntin'. Bumpin': The...
13:23 October 23, 2014
Racing is a family affair in Texas. The XCAR team left their London headquarters to experience first-hand...
Play video
Ask the Editors: iPad Overtime:...
8:58 October 23, 2014
Jeff Bakalar sits down with Scott Stein to discuss his reviews of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Should you...
Play video
Press record for new iPads, Nexuses...
36:18 October 23, 2014
Grab a blank tape for a new podcast featuring the new iPads, Google Nexus 6 and 9, and a Spotify-powered cassette...
Play video
The CraveCast remakes democracy...
34:26 October 22, 2014
In a special holiday CraveCast, we look forward to Halloween and plan ways to stay safe when the world is...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 073: Robot actors,...
21:31 October 22, 2014
On today's show, we check out a gadget for your shoe that might help you escape a bad date, this year's updates...
Play video
Use your Android as a dSLR rem...
2:10 October 22, 2014
Some Android handsets have the capability to act as an infrared remote for a dSLR. CNET's Lexy Savvides shows...
Play video
Apple Pay sees problems as users...
2:59 October 22, 2014
Bank of America apologizes for a glitch that's causing duplicate Apple Pay charges. Also, Google creates a...
Play video
The LG Tribute is cheap and ch...
1:15 October 22, 2014
Virgin Mobile's LG Tribute is a winning budget Android.
Play video