Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2018 MINI Countryman

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2018 MINI Countryman
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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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Cooper ALL4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Countryman Cooper ALL4 22 32 $26,510 $28,600
Countryman Cooper FWD 24 34 $24,670 $26,600
Countryman Cooper S ALL4 21 31 $29,365 $31,700
Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 N/A N/A $34,055 $36,800
Countryman Cooper S FWD 23 32 $28,905 $31,200
Countryman John Cooper Works ALL4 20 29 $34,975 $37,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,058
$26,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,600
$28,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$843 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results. The 2018 Mini Countryman has a new plug-in hybrid system but the mission is the same: Big Mini crossover with a bigger audience.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagons Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 37.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 169.8
Height, Overall (in)
58 61.3
Liftover Height (in)
23.4 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.2 15.9
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 49
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
54.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 15.9
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
Rear Tire Size
P235/45ZR19 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258
Front Tire Size
P235/45ZR19 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3457 3510
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 150
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
350 @ 2250 162 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
375 @ 6000 134 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.39 4.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 1.37
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 4.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA MINI Countryman
Body Style
4MATIC ALL4 Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.8

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