Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2018 Lexus NX

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2018 Lexus NX
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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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FWD NX 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD NX 300 22 28 $33,647 $35,985
AWD NX 300 22 28 $34,956 $37,385
AWD NX 300h 33 30 $36,035 $38,335
FWD NX 300 F Sport 22 28 $35,883 $38,375
AWD NX 300 F Sport 22 27 $37,192 $39,775
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,062
$33,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,400
$35,985
Monthly Payment Estimate
$557 / month
$600 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results. The 2018 Lexus NX is an expressively styled and comfortable compact luxury crossover, but its mix of features faces significant new competitors this year.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 36.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 55.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 71.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.7
Height, Overall (in)
60 64.8
Liftover Height (in)
23.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 62.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 73.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
41.8 54.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
54.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 17.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.2 17.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
31.8 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.2
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)
12.6 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 39.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40WR18 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40WR18 P225/65HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3296 3940
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 235 @ 4800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.42
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA Lexus NX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.1
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
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
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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