2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Lexus NX

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Lexus NX

Mercedes-Benz and Lexus go together like the Colts and the Jaguars: there’s a certain kind of love-hate relationship because as one strives for the top spot, the other has to settle for second place. Rivalries aside, there are many things both of these two do well. Whether it’s the safety and performance of a Mercedes-Benz or the interior exquisiteness of a Lexus, you’re sure to find something fun in either one. Today we’re looking at a couple of compact crossovers offered by each brand. Which big-name automaker ranks at the front of your list? Take a seat and prepare for some big numbers as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Lexus NX.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2018 Lexus NX 300 FWD

$33,400 MSRP $35,985
24 city/33 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 22 city/28 hwy mpg
7-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 235
258 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
7.1 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Listed
FWD Drivetrain FWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRE-SAFE® Not Available
Standard Front Power Lumbar Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Audio and Entertainment in the 2018 GLA 250

You can’t usually get everything you want in a luxury vehicle while still staying under budget, but with the 2018 GLA 250, it’s entirely possible. The compact crossover comes with plenty of audio and entertainment options to keep your road trip exciting and energetic, starting with the large 8.0-inch color display and central controller. This display gives you options for a wide variety of features such as hands-free calling and messaging, navigation, music, and more. Connect your audio device to the Bluetooth audio streaming system and you and your passengers can access all the music in your library for a crisp, clear sound coming from the available harman/kardon® Logic 7® sound system. It delivers over 500 watts of balanced audio. Looking for other ways to stay connected? An available 4G LTE WiFi hotspot provides fast and efficient connection for up to eight devices. It’s 2018; shouldn’t we all be able to stay connected on the go?

There are more aspects to consider when looking at the GLA 250 and NX, so if you’re interested in learning more, we’d encourage you to get in touch with us here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis! Our sales staff can point you in the right direction and ensure you find all the answers to your questions. Get ready for new adventures by adding a luxury vehicle to your lineup!

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