The horsepower of the Mercedes GLA is by 6 percent grater in relation to the Subaru. As the difference is not big this should not affect the vehicles performance to a large extent.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Subaru XV 2.0D 147HP manual 4x4 accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h relatively slower in relation to the Mercedes GLA. The
difference at the level of
0.4 s is
quite low and for that
reason it should
not be vitally taken into
account for buying one of these two
The top velocity possible to be reached by the Mercedes GLA is greater in comparison to this of the Subaru XV which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference at the level of 9 percent is little and is imperceptible in daily driving.
Maximal torque RPM
A greater range as well as a lower value of rotations at which the maximum torque is reached has an impact on an engine’s efficiency and flexibility. However, in order to eliminate engines drawbacks like e.g. turbo lug, it is always worth to see a torque graph.
The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Mercedes GLA is 25 mm wider than the Subaru XV. It is often clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The wheelbase of a vehicle is the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving due to better vehicle's weight distribution. Mercedes GLA has 62 millimeters longer wheelbase distance in relation to Subaru XV 2.0D 147HP manual 4x4. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Hence, the mass of Mercedes should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
Maximum load capacity
Model release date
Because of the fact that the Subaru XV 2.0D 147HP manual 4x4 started to be manufactured only 1 year before the Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual, the distance in technology applied in both cars shouldn’t be really huge, however, the Mercedes might feature a bit more new solutions used in it.