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Dare to Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA

Dare to Compare Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. BMW X1 vs. Lexus NX: How Do They Compare?

Compared to the 2018 BMW X1 and Lexus NX, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA is less expensive, yet it also doesn’t skimp on the luxury and safety features Oak Park and Evanston families expect. In the chart below, we’ve highlighted the major differences between these three premium SUVs, making it easier for you and your family to choose the right one for your needs. See how the new Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. BMW X1 vs. Lexus NX really compare below!

Features 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV 2018 BMW X1 sDrive28i Sport Activity Vehicle 2018 Lexus NX 300 SUV
Starting MSRP $33,400 $33,900 $35,985
Engine 2.0L turbo I4 engine 2.0L turbo I4 engine 2.0L turbo I4 engine
Fuel System Direct injection Direct injection Direct injection
Horsepower 208 228 235
Torque 258 258 258
Transmission 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission 8-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles 6-speed Sequential Shift automatic transmission
MPG Ratings
EPA-Estimated City MPG 24 23 22
EPA-Estimated Highway MPG 33 32 28
Capacities & Dimensions
Max Towing Capacity Not Recommended Not Recommended 2,000 pounds
Maximum Cargo Capacity 41.8 cubic feet 58.7 cubic feet 54.6 cubic feet
Length 173.9 inches 175.4 inches 182.3 inches
Width 71 inches 71.7 inches 73.6 inches
Height 60 inches 62.9 inches 64.8 inches
Wheelbase 106.3 inches 105.1 inches 104.7 inches
Convenience Features
Rain-Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Memory-Adjustable Exterior Mirrors Standard Standard Optional
Driver Memory Settings Standard Standard Feature Not Offered
Safety Features
Second Row Side Airbag Optional Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered
Emergency Telematics System Mercedes-Benzmbrace® Connect BMW Assist eCall Lexus Enform Safety Connect
Forward Collision Alert with Front Automatic Braking Active Brake Assist Optional Feature Not Offered
Driver Attention Monitor ATTENTION ASSIST® Feature Not Offered Feature Not Offered

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is a Stand-Out SUV

In addition to being less expensive, the 2018 GLA 250 earns greater city/highway mpg ratings than the BMW X1 and Lexus NX. Next to the Lexus NX, the GLA is easily better equipped, offering standard rain-sensing wipers and driver memory settings. Neither the BMW X1 nor the Lexus NX come standard with a driver attention monitor or forward collision alert with front automatic braking—but the Mercedes-Benz GLA does. It’s no wonder it’s so highly reviewed by critics!

Test Drive the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Near Evanston!

Ready to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA? Schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago! We offer a stunning selection of CPO GLA SUVs, as well as ever-changing lease specials on new models.

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