Compare 2021 BMW X1 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2021 Volvo XC40

2021 BMW X1
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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2021 Volvo XC40
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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 GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 24 33 $35,936 $38,230
GLA GLA 250 SUV 25 34 $34,056 $36,230
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Recharge P8 eAWD Electric R-Design
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC40 Recharge P8 eAWD Electric R-Design N/A N/A $50,751 $53,990
XC40 T4 FWD Inscription 23 32 $37,083 $39,450
XC40 T4 FWD Momentum 23 32 $31,678 $33,700
XC40 T4 FWD R-Design 23 32 $36,613 $38,950
XC40 T5 AWD Inscription 22 30 $38,963 $41,450
XC40 T5 AWD Momentum 22 30 $33,558 $35,700
XC40 T5 AWD R-Design 22 30 $38,493 $40,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,420
$44,697
$50,751
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,400
$47,550
$53,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$793 / month
$900 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand. The 2021 Volvo XC40 is a high-personality compact crossover with plenty of features for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Station Wagon Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.1 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.2 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.8 56.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 40.8 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.9 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
37 38.4 36.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 41.1 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.3 54.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 57.3 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.2 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 63.2 63
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 173.6 174.2
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 63.6 65
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 63.2 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 107.4 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 6.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.1 15.4 14.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.7 50.5 47.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.1 15.4 14.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 56 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 50.1 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 31.7 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.8 -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA -
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 Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
927 R02 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P235/55WR19 P235/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
927 R02 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR18 P235/55WR19 P255/45HR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3554 - 4740
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 19 X 8 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 295 @ 3000 486 @ 4350
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 5000 302 @ 5800 402 @ 14000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29 -
Battery Range (mi)
- - 208
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- - 85
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- - 79
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- - 72
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - -
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 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.18 - -
Trans Order Code
205 NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X1 Mercedes-Benz GLA Volvo XC40
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 7.1 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 3307
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- - 3307
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 331
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 331
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 3307
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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