Compare 2018 BMW X1 vs 2018 BMW X2 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2018 BMW X1
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2018 BMW X2
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2018 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 $32,025 $33,900
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 22 31 $33,885 $35,900
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle Brazil 22 31 $33,885 $35,900
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X2 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 32 $34,350 $36,400
X2 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 31 $36,210 $38,400
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AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 22 28 $47,058 $50,600
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 23 31 $32,922 $35,400
GLA GLA 250 SUV 24 33 $31,062 $33,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,025
$34,350
$47,058
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,900
$36,400
$50,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$565 / month
$607 / month
$843 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.6
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW X1 is a compelling crossover pick for a budget BMW buyer who can’t do without a roundel. The 2018 BMW X2 has agile handling to match its sleek looks, and while it gives up some interior space for the low roofline, it still retains some crossover utility. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 40.3 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.1 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.2 94.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.9 53.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 39.8 40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.6 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37 36.7 27.3
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.1 106.3
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 60.1 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.6 61.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.8 71
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.6 61.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - 23.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.7 50.1 41.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.1 21.6 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.1 21.6 17.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 27.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 54.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 31.8
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes 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 16.1 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.2 38.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P225/50VR18 P235/45ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
927 927 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P225/50VR18 P235/45ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
927 927 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3543 - 3457
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 210 115
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 258 @ 1450 350 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 228 @ 5000 375 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 32 28
Transmission
Trans Order Code
205 205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.46 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.16
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.25 3.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.20 2.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.95 2.90
Trans Type
8 8 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.22 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81 0.94
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 4.01 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.03 2.43
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sports Activity Coupe 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
BMW X1 BMW X2 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.7 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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