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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door GLA250
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GLA250 N/A N/A $30,969 $33,300
FWD 4-Door GLA250 N/A N/A $30,969 $33,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA45 AMG N/A N/A $44,919 $48,300
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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
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA piles a tall space-efficient layout, a double shot of urban attitude, and a grande dash of ruggedness into a vehicle 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 N/A mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 23 mpg
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 40 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56 55
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 54.6
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 -
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 Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 37.1
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
Front Tire Size P225/45WR18 P225/50HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3384 3527
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 210
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
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 208 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.43 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.86 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.67 2.11
Trans Type 7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class BMW X1
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 34
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.8 (Est)
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