2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 MINI Countryman

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 MINI Countryman

When a sedan is too small but an SUV is too big, take a look at the cream of the crop: the crossover. Even if you choose an average model, you’re sure to reap the benefits these vehicles have to offer. Upgrade to a luxury crossover, however, and the game changes completely. Take the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 and 2018 MINI Countryman, for example. Both models have proved to be a couple steps above average, but there may be one that squeaks ahead. Which one would that be? Pricing and name recognition aside, there are a few other features that stand out when you look at the two. Let’s investigate.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2018 MINI Countryman John Cooper Works ALL4

$33,400 MSRP $37,800
24 city/33 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency Not Specified
7 Speed Automatic Transmission 6 Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 228
258 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
7.1 seconds 0-60 time Not Specified
FWD Drivetrain AWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Standard Interactive Transmission Optional
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

2018 GLA 250 Comes Out Ahead

While the GLA 250 certainly has credibility under the name of Mercedes-Benz, how does it stack up against the MINI Countryman? You’ve already seen the comparisons above, but there are so many more to consider. Think about your comfort on long road trips. Wouldn’t you rather be in the crossover that boats more standard equipment? Standard features in the GLA 250 such as a Driver and Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat, Front Power Memory Seats and Front Power Lumbar are all optional in the Countryman, meaning you’ll have to pay even more to get them in this already-more-expensive crossover. A few other standard features you’ll enjoy in the GLA 250 include a vehicle location system, telematics, electronic trunk lid and vehicle theft tracking. These are all optional or unavailable in the Countryman.

Even if you admire the unique dimensions of the Countryman, it’s hard to look past all the features readily available in the less-expensive GLA 250. To learn more about this vehicle or to find out how you can get behind the wheel, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis or give us a call today!

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