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Comparing the BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz lineups to find the perfect luxury compact SUV for your family? The Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1 are two of the most popular in their class. The 2018 BMW X1 is well-liked for its smart city driving and sporty disposition. When you compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. BMW X1, however, the former has advantages of its own that are worth considering, such as a smaller price-tag, better fuel economy, and standard driver assists.
|2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250||VS||2018 BMW X1 sDrive28i|
|$40,925||Total Equipped Price||$43,650|
|8 Speakers||Sound System||7 Speakers|
|Standard||Driver Attention Monitor||Feature Not Offered|
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has a starting MSRP of $33,400. You can expect to pay a little more for the 2018 BMW X1 sDrive28i, though. It has a base price of $33,900. Adding all of the new GLA‘s available options brings the total price up to $40,925. If you want to add all the BMW X1’s available features, you’ll pay about $43,650.
Both the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1 come standard with 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engines that produce 258 lb-ft of torque. The BMW X1 produces slightly more horsepower (208 vs. 228 hp) than the GLA but loses points for lower fuel-efficiency. With its base powertrain, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA earns 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway vs. 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway from the 2018 BMW X1.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1 are both entry-level luxury SUVs, so naturally they offer many of the same premium features. Driver memory settings, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, optional heated front seats, and optional navigation are all available to Boulder City and Green Valley SUV shoppers. Unlike the BMW X1, though, you’ll find the following as standard equipment on the Mercedes-Benz GLA—and for a lower price:
Compared to the 2018 BMW X1, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA is more fuel-efficient in the city and on the highway. Plus, the GLA offers a handful of features that are either optional or unavailable for the X1. Compare the GLA to other competitors like the Lexus NX, then schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Henderson to put the GLA to the test! Looking for a slightly larger SUV? Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. GLC!