Compare 2018 Lexus NX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2018 Lexus NX
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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NX 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 300 AWD 22 28 $34,956 $37,385
NX NX 300 F Sport AWD 22 27 $37,192 $39,775
NX NX 300 F Sport FWD 22 28 $35,883 $38,375
NX NX 300 FWD 22 28 $33,647 $35,985
NX NX 300h AWD 33 30 $36,035 $38,335
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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

$34,956
$47,058

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$37,385
$50,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$623 / month
$843 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.5
5.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Lexus NX is an expressively styled and comfortable compact luxury crossover, but its mix of features faces significant new competitors this year. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results.

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Fuel Economy

City

22 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Midsize Station Wagons

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.9 -

Passenger Volume (ft³)

71.6 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.3 54.8

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 38.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.3 53.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Leg Room (in)

42.8 41.9

Front Hip Room (in)

55.1 -

Second Leg Room (in)

36.1 27.3

Front Head Room (in)

38.2 40

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.2 61.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.9 -

Length, Overall (in)

182.3 175.4

Height, Overall (in)

64.8 58

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.2 61.8

Wheelbase (in)

104.7 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.6 71

Liftover Height (in)

- 23.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

17.7 17.2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

17.7 17.2

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

54.6 41.8

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

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.2 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.7 13.8

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.9 14.8

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.8 38.9

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P235/45ZR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P235/45ZR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 -

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

2000 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4050 3457

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 19 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 19 X 8

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 115

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

258 @ 1650 350 @ 2250

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

235 @ 4800 375 @ 6000

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

22 22

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.89 2.39

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.42 2.90

Trans Type

6 7

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.71 0.87

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.15 3.10

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.90 2.43

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.19

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.61 1.16

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.30 3.86

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.94

Summary

Vehicle Name

Lexus NX Mercedes-Benz GLA

Body Style

Sport Utility 4MATIC

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

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

7.3 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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