The fuel economy is considerably to Mercedes's advantage. This car consumes 1.7 l less fuel in the combined cycle compared to the Subaru Forester IV. Interesting is that average fuel consumption in the combined cycle for the compact SUV segment, in which the Mercedes GLA is classified, equals to 7.5 l whereas the Mercedes consumes by 12 % less fuel than the average.
Maximum torque of the Mercedes is 2 Nm bigger than the Subaru Forester IV. As a result, the Mercedes will accelerate slightly swifter and be better for overtaking other vehicles. Appropriate use of the flexibility of the engine will also cause that the Mercedes will use fever fuel for every 100 km.
The Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4 consumes 26 percent fewer fuel in the city when compared to the Subaru. The difference at the level of 26 percent is quite appreciable in everyday use of the vehicle. But, in a long run it will even bring you significant savings. Keep in mind that fuel consumption may change depending on how dynamic you drive
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Subaru Forester IV can reach the
speed of 100Km/h relatively slower in relation to the Mercedes. The
difference at the level of
0.4 s is
not really significant and it should
not be substantially taken into
consideration for selecting the better one of these two
The maximum velocity possible to be reached by the Mercedes is greater than this of the Subaru Forester IV by 4, which allows the Mercedes GLA to overcome faster long stretches of highway. The difference at the level of 4 % is little and will be negligible in everyday driving.
Maximal torque RPM
A big difference in revolutions per minute at which the maximum torque is delivered clearly indicates that a vehicle with an engine that doesn’t need taking it up at high revs is the one of the Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4. The engine of the Subaru Forester IV achieves its full efficiency at 2,400 revolutions per minute which is by 1,205 revolutions/minute lower than the Mercedes GLA.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Mercedes GLA is 9 millimeters wider than the Subaru Forester IV. It is clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more space for their elbows.
Mercedes has 63 millimeters longer wheelbase than the Subaru Forester IV 2.0 XT 240HP automatic 4x4. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also provides more storage space. However, cars with a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.