2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Among Best Road Trip Cars

Every summer, millions of Americans pack up their cars and head out on road trips they hope will lead to great vacations. Of course, as your Mercedes-Benz dealership, we would hope that those trips would take place in Mercedes-Benz vehicles, but not every traveler has the luxury of making those long trips in some of the finest automobiles on the face of the planet.

Kelley Blue Book actually just released a list of what they consider to the "Top 10 Best Road Trip Vehicles" in the industry this model year, and we were very pleased to see that the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class was featured prominently on that list.

For those unfamiliar with the new crossover/hatchback hybrid, it truly is a model that defies being pigeonholed. With its hot-hatch body type, though, it provides plenty of storage space for those long trips, and the engine options, especially the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the GLA45 AMG® version of the vehicle, make the drive especially fun. That drivetrain is capable of pushing out 355 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, making it incredibly entertaining to drive on a stretch of open road.

As we head into road trip season, it's important that our customers and their families get behind the wheel of the best cross-country vehicle possible. The GLA-Class vehicles are excellent for exactly that kind of thing, and we're thrilled that KBB would include them on their list of the top road trip cars in the industry. It's only July, which means there's plenty of time left to buy one in time for your summer vacation!

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