Compare 2017 BMW X1 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2017 BMW X1
2017 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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AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 22 28 $46,407 $49,900
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 23 31 $32,411 $34,850
GLA GLA 250 SUV 24 33 $30,551 $32,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,890
$46,407
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,750
$49,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$563 / month
$832 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.2
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 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a small, luxury compact 'ute that prioritizes "looks" over "feels," or in other words, it's probably perfect for a lot of shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
37 33.9
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.3
Height, Overall (in)
63.5 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 23.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.7 43.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.1 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.1 17.2
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)
- 54.9
Brakes
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.8
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13
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
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 375
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 350 @ 2250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
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 Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.94
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.1

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