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Selected Style FWD 4-Door GLA250
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GLA250 24 32 $30,969 $33,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA45 AMG 23 29 $44,919 $48,300
FWD 4-Door GLA250 24 32 $29,109 $31,300
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $35,695 $38,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 22 33 $29,990 $32,600
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 23 34 $28,430 $30,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Mercedes GLA isn't the roomiest small crossover, but it's a stylish vehicle with a double shot of urban attitude--and a dash of ruggedness--that looks fully up to Mercedes-Benz luxury standards. The 2014 BMW X1 has plenty of style and enthusiasm, although it's a little short on some of the versatility and utility you might expect.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.6
Front Head Room (in) 40 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 34.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71 70.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 59.1
Length, Overall (in) 173.9 176.5
Height, Overall (in) 60 60.8
Liftover Height (in) 23.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 17.2 25
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 31.8 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 27.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 43.6 56
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 17.2 25
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.3 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 16.6
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 37.1
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/45WR18 P225/50HR17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45WR18 P225/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 210
Engine
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 208 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1250 260 @ 1250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.67 2.11
Trans Type 7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.84
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.43 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.86 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class BMW X1
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 6.7 (Est)
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3527
 
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