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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 BMW X1

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 BMW X1 in white

In recent years, dealers all across the country are seeing more and more drivers make the transition to crossovers. These models, with their often compact configurations, offer high levels of versatility and efficiency, making them suitable for a huge amount of drivers. Drivers looking for a luxury compact crossover may find just what they're looking for in the Mercedes-Benz GLA. We want you to shop informed, so we put together this page comparing the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs the 2018 BMW X1. Keep reading to learn more!

When considering the 2018 BMW X1 against the Mercedes-Benz GLA, drivers will find a number of similarities. Both compact crossovers feature similarly-sized base engine options. While the X1's engine offers slightly more horsepower, torque is the same. Drivers should keep in mind that the GLA 250 (base-level option) does have a slightly better EPA-estimated fuel economy with relatively equal performance specs. Check out the chart before for even more details.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2018 BMW X1

$33,400* Starting MSRP $32,900

24 MPG City; 33 MPG Hwy

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

24 MPG City; 28 MPG Hwy

2.0-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

Entry-Level Engine Option 2,0-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder Engine

208 horsepower; 258 lb-ft of torque

Peak Engine Output

228 horsepower; 258 lb-ft of torque

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

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Premium Interior Features

As we mentioned before, the compact crossover class offers drivers versatility in almost every way. These models offer improved fuel economy, easy driving, and the best of both worlds when it comes to cars or SUVs. Drivers looking for a luxury compact crossover or SUV will be impressed by all that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 has to offer. The GLA allows drivers to upgrade to their preference of engine size, drivetrain, and even offers AMG performance-optimized models. 

When stepping into the 2018 GLA 250's spacious interior, drivers will be welcomed by an open and thoughtfully-designed interior. Standard and available features include:

  • 8-inch Color Display Infotainment Interface
  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS Power Liftgate
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Heated Seating
  • mbrace® Connect services
  • ... and so much more!