Compare 2021 BMW X1 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2021 BMW X1
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 24 33 $33,420 $35,400
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 31 $35,280 $37,400
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AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV 23 29 $44,697 $47,550
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 20 27 $51,230 $54,500
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 24 33 $35,936 $38,230
GLA GLA 250 SUV 25 34 $34,056 $36,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,420
$44,697
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,400
$47,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 40.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37 38.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 41.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 63.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 174.6
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 107.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.7 50.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.1 15.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.1 15.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 31.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 56
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 50.1
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 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P235/50WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
927 R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P235/50WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
927 R01
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3554 3653
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 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 295 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 302 @ 5800
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)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.52 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 -
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.18 -
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
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
6.6 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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2021 BMW X1
  • 2021 BMW X1 available
  • Lease: From $389 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $1,000 college graduate
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
  • 2021 GLA-Class is available
  • Lease: From $399/mo.
  • Rebates: No cash incentives
  • Financing: 1.99% for 36 mo.
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