2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® vs 2017 BMW X1

Full-size SUVs aren’t right for everyone. Sometimes you just need something bigger than a sedan but smaller than the gas-guzzling giants that hog the road. When that’s the case, look for midsize and consider going with luxury. Mercedes-Benz and BMW both have viable options for those interested in the combination of power and elegance. Take a look at our comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® vs 2017 BMW X1.

Even if you aren’t driving a behemoth, you still want to know that you aren’t being shorted in the performance aisle. Luckily, the 2018 GLA 250 4MATIC® has full-time 4-wheel drive activated. The X1 does not. With this feature, you’ll have better control of the SUV in tough road or weather conditions due to the superior traction. For a full comparison, see the chart below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® vs 2017 BMW X1
$35,400 MSRP $33,750
23 city/31 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 23 city/32 hwy mpg
7 Speed Automatic Transmission 8 Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 228
258 lb-ft. Torque 258 lb-ft.
7.1 seconds 0-60 time 6.3 seconds
4WD Drivetrain FWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
DISTRONIC PLUS (Optional) Intelligent Cruise Control Optional
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 6.5 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard


Let’s talk about safety for a minute. You know that luxury vehicles are typically going to offer more advanced safety features than your average vehicle. Mercedes-Benz is no different, except that they’re taking things one step further. ATTENTION ASSIST® is an industry-first technology that was created by Mercedes-Benz with the goal of keeping drivers awake and aware on the road. By using an intelligent set of sensors and understanding the driver’s driving habits, the GLA 250 4MATIC® can detect when the driver becomes too drowsy to be behind the wheel. When this occurs, the ATTENTION ASSIST® feature will then alert the driver both visually and audibly so they know it’s time to either switch drivers or pull over. It can even direct the driver to the nearest rest area.

When you’re looking for next-level thrills and eloquence, consider the 2018 GLA 250 4MATIC®. You never know what you might find that you didn’t know you needed before. Stop by World Wide Motors in Indianapolis today to learn more!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC front seats
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC front exterior
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC on the road
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC front seats

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