Compare 2018 BMW X1 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2018 BMW X1
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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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
$47,058

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,900
$50,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$565 / month
$843 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.3
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 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

32 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Midsize Station Wagons

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.2 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.2 53.1

Front Head Room (in)

41.9 40

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.6 54.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

37 27.3

Front Leg Room (in)

40.4 41.9

Second Head Room (in)

39.4 38.2

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.5 61.7

Length, Overall (in)

175.4 175.4

Height, Overall (in)

62.9 58

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.5 61.8

Wheelbase (in)

105.1 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.7 71

Liftover Height (in)

- 23.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

58.7 41.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

27.1 17.2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (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

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

Disc - Front (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 38.9

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/50VR18 P235/45ZR19

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

927 NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR18 P235/45ZR19

Rear Tire Order Code

927 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3543 3457

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 19 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 19 X 8

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

210 115

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

258 @ 1450 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 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 22

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.25 3.86

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 0.94

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.20 2.39

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

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.01 3.10

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.03 2.43

Trans Order Code

205 NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.46 1.19

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.16

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Body Style

Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.8 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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