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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 BMW X1

Redesigned and refreshed for 2018, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is better equipped for adventure than ever before. An ideal balance of full-size sedan efficiency and maneuverability as well as crossover capability and versatility, the 2018 GLA 250 is the perfect fit for your lifestyle. To discover how the GLA 250 compares, check out our 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 BMW X1 model comparison.

The GLA and X1 are targeted at younger buyers or buyers with small families, so both are listed at affordable prices for their segment. Both SUVs boast a 2.0L engine, but the X1 delivers 20 more horsepower than the GLA. The X1 also reaches 60 MPH almost a second faster than the GLA. The GLA however, offers drivers a better balance with higher fuel economy ratings than the X1. Both SUVs offer plenty of cargo space to store the essentials, and both offer all-wheel-drive availability.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 BMW X1

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2018 BMW X1

$33,400* Starting MSRP $32,900
208-hp 2.0L I-4 Engine Specs 228-hp 2.0L Turbo I-4
7.2 seconds 0-60 MPH Acceleration 6.3 seconds
24 city / 33 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 20 city / 28 highway
Up to 43.6 cubic feet Max Cargo Volume Up to 58.7 cubic feet

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Interior Features

Stepping inside the redesigned 2018 GLA 250 is an experience within itself—the luxurious cabin features a carefully crafted cockpit filled with advanced technology and premium features to enhance the drive. From intelligent connectivity features to advanced driver-assists, the 2018 GLA 250 is equipped with everything needed to take on life’s daily adventures. The SUV’s freestanding 8” color display acts at the main command center, offering a wide range of comfort and entertainment features as well as displaying important information. Other interior features are listed below.

  • Rearview Camera
  • Heated Seats
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • mbrace® Connect services – remote vehicle controls via a smartphone app
  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS Power Liftgate
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® Cruise Control
  • …and more!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

*European models shown