Compare 2015 BMW X1 vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2015 BMW X1
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 22 32 $30,860 $33,000
X1 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $36,470 $39,100
X1 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 23 34 $29,205 $31,200
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4MATIC 4-Door GLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GLA 250 24 32 $30,969 $33,300
GLA-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GLA 45 AMG 23 29 $44,919 $48,300
GLA-Class FWD 4-Door GLA 250 25 35 $29,109 $31,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,860
$30,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,000
$33,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$555 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW X1 runs a little short on versatility, but it's big on style and enthusiasm. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 33.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 53.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 60
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 71
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.5 173.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 23.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56 43.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 31.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 27.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 61.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3384
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 115
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 208 @ 5500
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
260 @ 1450 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.43
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.67
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
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
6.8 (Est) 6.7

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