Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2014 BMW X1

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2014 BMW X1
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FWD 4-Door GLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door GLA 250 25 35 $29,109 $31,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA 250 24 32 $30,969 $33,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA 45 AMG 23 29 $44,919 $48,300
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RWD 4-Door sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 23 34 $28,430 $30,900
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 22 33 $29,990 $32,600
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $35,695 $38,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,109
$28,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,300
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
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
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
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 3.29
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class BMW X1
Suspension
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 6.7 (Est)
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3527

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