Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2018 MINI Cooper Countryman

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2018 MINI Cooper 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
Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 40.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
23.4 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.1
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 16.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3457 3510
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7.5
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
375 @ 6000 134 @ 4400
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 4.14
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 All Wheel
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA MINI Countryman
Body Style
4MATIC ALL4 Sport Utility
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

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