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the GLA is 4417 mm long and 1494 mm high. The trunk can hold 421 liters with all the seats up, and 836 liters with the rear seats folded.

The GLA actually has awful storage capacity, the MINI Countrymans trunk can hold 467 L with all the seats up.



Even Buicks baby Encore fits 533 L with its seats up

 

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You're joking right? The difference is 67 liters of storage space, which for the Americans comes out to 1.6 cubic feet. So "1.6 cubic feet" equals the difference between suitable and "awful storage capacity"?

Butterfield, you seem determined to hate this car. You literally just posted photos of two ugly cars and claimed that the added space of a letter-sized drawer in the boot makes them superior.

Eh?
 

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The fact that you can fold the seats up to increase the cargo hold quite a bit is nice though. I never have that much to fit in the back of the car anyway so as long as it has more cargo space than some stupid sports car I am happy.

1.6 cubic feet seems like a lot less than 67 liters. Funny how different measurement units can do that to your perception.
 

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You're joking right? The difference is 67 liters of storage space, which for the Americans comes out to 1.6 cubic feet. So "1.6 cubic feet" equals the difference between suitable and "awful storage capacity"?

Butterfield, you seem determined to hate this car. You literally just posted photos of two ugly cars and claimed that the added space of a letter-sized drawer in the boot makes them superior.

Eh?
LOL buddy, i did literally post pictures of ugly cars that have more storage capacity and thats all i said. I didnt claim the MINI or Buick were SUPERIOR vehicles, but they have exactly 1.6 cubic feet more storage than the GLA.

Sorry is that too black and white for you?

Would you like to spend my money for me?


Maybe you'll feel better if i post some pretty cars that are SUPERIOR to the GLA.

Eh?
 

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There was some problems with comparing ugly cars size wise to the GLA so here is another batch of similarly sized trunks, these ones are prettier and surprising. When a Corvette stingray dwarfs the trunk capacity of a CUV it makes for a pretty useless utility vehicle...

More than GLA:

MKZ: 436L



Porsche Panamera: 445L



Tesla Model S: 812L



Ferrari FF: 450L



Porsche Cayman: 425L



Jaguar XJ: 520L



Corvette Stingray: 634L



Not Quite, but Close:

SRT Viper: 414L



Ford Mustang: 379L



Bentley Continental GT: 358L



Salt Rubbers:

Subaru STi: 538L



Honda Fit: 585L





There you have it. Each of these vehicles is superior to the GLA in one form or another. Granted no one is cross shopping the GLA with a Ferrari FF but For those of us looking for a little more room, this provides a different perspective on the diminutive capacity of the GLA...
 

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Some of these vehicles having more storage space than the GLA are quite surprising. The Cayman and the Stingray, for example. Especially because the GLA is meant to be a CUV while some of these cars are performance sports cars. Granted the difference isn't much on some of them, but when you buy a CUV I think you expect it to have more trunk space than a Cayman. Although I guess it can also hold more people.
 

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So now you're comparing the GLA's storage space to full size cars? Like I said, you seem determined to dislike this car. Why are you even in this forum? It's clear this isn't the car for you.

Perhaps you should have listed the Honda Fit as it is certainly MUCH larger. When you're only talking about a cubic foot or two though, you're only looking at the floor/seats being a couple inches deeper/further forward.

@alcatraz, regarding the Cayman, it has both fore and aft cargo areas that together equal the trunk space of a GLA. The Cayman is 425, and the GLA is 421. That's .15 cubic feet, and the Cayman's space is divided in half. Butterfield's trolling at this point. In another thread he made a crack about people being Mercedes owners to validate their success.
 

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So now you're comparing the GLA's storage space to full size cars? Like I said, you seem determined to dislike this car. Why are you even in this forum? It's clear this isn't the car for you.

Perhaps you should have listed the Honda Fit as it is certainly MUCH larger. When you're only talking about a cubic foot or two though, you're only looking at the floor/seats being a couple inches deeper/further forward.

@alcatraz, regarding the Cayman, it has both fore and aft cargo areas that together equal the trunk space of a GLA. The Cayman is 425, and the GLA is 421. That's .15 cubic feet, and the Cayman's space is divided in half. Butterfield's trolling at this point. In another thread he made a crack about people being Mercedes owners to validate their success.
LOL when did the Corvette become a fullsize car, or the Ferrari FF for that matter?

This is point illustration at its finest, they're not superior because of cargo capacity, but they have MORE cargo capacity than GLA, .15 cf more or 15 cf more, MORE IS MORE.

I made a crack about people buying $30,000 Mercedes to validate their success, are you one of those people Cocles?

Why am I on this forum? Well, I have some money to spend and I'm trying to figure out the best place to spend it, could be on GLA could not be.

Is there a problem with discourse?
Is there a problem with shattering confirmation bias?

Just because I'm here doesn't mean we all have to pick the same flowers. I've been following GLA and CLA since concept and the closer they get to launch the more I'm beginning to look elsewhere. Contribute something instead of complaining someone didn't contribute what you wanted to read, beggars cant be choosers.
 

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unfortunately when you want a rolling piece of art, Mercedes :D, you have to sacrifice somewhere or just go to what serves your needs well enough, even overkilling it.

if space is an issue, either look into getting a roof top carrier or wait for the MLC
 

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@Butterfield Ad hominen attacks, taking glee in criticizing the car, and citing random 20 somethings you know as your official sources? It's obvious now why you're here, and for that there's only one thing to do:

Don't feed the trolls. ;)
 

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You're joking right? The difference is 67 liters of storage space, which for the Americans comes out to 1.6 cubic feet. So "1.6 cubic feet" equals the difference between suitable and "awful storage capacity"?

Butterfield, you seem determined to hate this car. You literally just posted photos of two ugly cars and claimed that the added space of a letter-sized drawer in the boot makes them superior.

Eh?
Agreed. The difference isn't big but it does exist. I think it's the way the GLA trunk is shaped. Some space is lost there. The countryman and the Encore have very flat and boxy rear ends to give it more storage space but it doesn't look as sleek.
 

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I don't get how @butterfield is comparing trunk space with cars that are not in the same class.. which makes this thread pretty pointless. -1 for useless information.
 
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