Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2018 BMW X1

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2018 BMW X1
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,058
$32,025
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,600
$33,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$843 / 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
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 37
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
23.4 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
58 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.2 27.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
31.8 -
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 -
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)
13.8 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45ZR19 P225/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 927
Front Tire Size
P235/45ZR19 P225/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 927
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3457 3543
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 210
Engine
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
350 @ 2250 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
375 @ 6000 228 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.81
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.39 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 1.95
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA BMW X1
Body Style
4MATIC Sports Activity Vehicle
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
7.1 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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