Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2018 BMW X1

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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SUV GLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLA 250 24 33 $31,062 $33,400
4MATIC SUV GLA 250 23 31 $32,922 $35,400
4MATIC SUV AMG GLA 45 22 28 $47,058 $50,600
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Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sports Activity Vehicle sDrive28i 23 32 $32,025 $33,900
Sports Activity Vehicle Brazil xDrive28i 22 31 $33,885 $35,900
Sports Activity Vehicle xDrive28i 22 31 $33,885 $35,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,062
$32,025
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,400
$33,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$557 / month
$565 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results. The 2018 BMW X1 is a compelling crossover pick for a budget BMW buyer who can’t do without a roundel.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 37
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 40.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.1
Height, Overall (in)
60 62.9
Liftover Height (in)
23.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
41.8 58.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
54.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 27.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.2 27.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
31.8 -
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)
11.6 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 16.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 927
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40WR18 P225/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 927
Front Tire Size
P225/40WR18 P225/50VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3296 3543
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 210
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 228 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.95
Trans Type
7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA BMW X1
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.8
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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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
  • 2019 GLA-Class is available
  • Unadvertised incentives remains
  • Lease: From $359/mo.
  • Financing: APR deals still unavailable
2018 BMW X1
  • 2018 BMW X1 in stock; order a 2019
  • Incentive: $1,500 college grad bonus
  • Finance: 4.49% + $1,500 APR credit
  • Lease: From $389 for 36 months
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