Compare 2017 BMW X1 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2017 BMW X1
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 32 $31,890 $33,750
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 22 31 $33,750 $35,750
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle Brazil 22 31 $33,750 $35,750
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4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLA 45
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA 4MATIC 4-Door AMG GLA 45 22 29 $46,109 $49,580
GLA 4MATIC 4-Door GLA 250 24 32 $32,085 $34,500
GLA FWD 4-Door GLA 250 25 35 $30,225 $32,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,890
$46,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,750
$49,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$563 / month
$826 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Pleasant to drive and built to a price, the 2017 BMW X1 is a mainstream subcompact crossover that is pleasant to drive but lacks the brand's "ultimate driving machine" performance. The 2016 Mercedes GLA isn't the roomiest of crossovers, but its luxury badge and a double shot of urban attitude give it a distinct appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37 33.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 53.1
Front Head Room (in)
42 38.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
63.5 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.3
Length, Overall (in)
174.8 174.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 23.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.1 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.7 43.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.1 17.2
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)
- 54.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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)
- 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR18 P235/45ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
927 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR18 P235/45ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
927 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3543 3457
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 115
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 375 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.90
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.94
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.43
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
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
- 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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