2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 BMW X1

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 BMW X1

There is perhaps no greater rivalry than the one that exists between Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The two have been going at it ever since BMW was founded years after Mercedes-Benz. The German automakers are both toward the top of their respective classes in the luxury automotive segment. In this comparison between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 BMW X1, you’ll see how their subcompact SUVs compare. Yes, it’s not always just about sedans, coupes, and cabriolets when it comes to luxury vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz has a slight edge when it comes to price, as the GLA 250 comes in at an MSRP that is $1,000 less than the X1. Even with a lower cost, the GLA 250 has the same engine size. Performance output is a little different, as are the interior features. Learn more about those in the table below!

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2019 BMW X1

$33,950* MSRP $34,950
Turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder Base Engine Turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder
8-speaker system Audio System 7-speaker system
8 inches Infotainment Screen Size 6.5 inches

Highlights of the 2019 GLA 250

The entry-level SUV for the Mercedes-Benz SUVs is much more affordable than you may have thought. It’s the perfect size for someone who wants a nice combination of utility and performance, as it has 43.6 cubic ft of cargo space while still offering 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Performance is further enhanced by other highlights that include an automatic load leveling system and an adaptive variable suspension. As with most other Mercedes-Benz models, the 2019 GLA 250 comes with an ECO Start/Stop feature which helps save fuel by turning the engine off during idling or whenever you’re holding the brakes. The system will then turn the engine back on when you release the brakes. This action is so subtle you probably won’t ever even notice it, but the savings you’ll get over time can really add up. Inside, there are tons of features to enjoy such as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a Harman/Kardon premium audio system, 14-way power front seats with memory, and a navigation system that will automatically update maps for the first three years. Any way you look at it, the GLA 250 is the superior choice when choosing a subcompact SUV. No one else comes close.

Your lifestyle is about to receive a dramatic upgrade when you choose the 2019 GLA 250. There are so many options to choose from, with available interior upgrades and personalization options that allow you to truly customize the SUV to your liking. Learn more about what the 2019 GLA 250 has to offer by contacting the team here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis!

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

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