Whether it’s a tall hatchback or a subcompact crossover, the GLA has plenty of competition from the smallest SUVs in the stables of other luxury makes that almost all offer better rear leg room and more potent turbo-4 engines.
The Range Rover Evoque delivers on style, though it has the same cramped rear dimensions.
It also has the most potent turbo-4 of the bunch at 246-hp, as does the curvaceous Jaguar E-Pace.
The refreshed BMW has more space and comfort than the GLA, and uses a 228-hp turbo-4, as does the Audi Q3, which is smaller than the X1 but larger than the GLA.
The Q3 comes equipped with better infotainment and convenience technology.
The Lexus UX was late to the party but is a safe play for the brand’s proven record on safety, fuel economy, and garish trapezoidal grilles.
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|2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class||2020 Audi Q3||2020 BMW X1||2020 Jaguar E-Pace|
#31 in Luxury Crossover SUVs
|2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque||2020 Lexus UX|
|22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||29 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 4WD||Large Cars||Small SUV 4WD||Small SUV 4WD||Midsize Cars|
|GLA 250 SUV||Premium 45 TFSI quattro||sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle||P250 AWD||P250 S||UX 200 FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic/CVT w/OD|
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|2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2020 Audi Q3||2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2020 BMW X1||2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2020 Jaguar E-Pace||2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque||2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs. 2020 Lexus UX|