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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs. 2019 BMW X1

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250vs. 2019 BMW X1

As far as compact SUVs go, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 and BMW X1 are the cream of the crop, offering turbo engines and plenty of luxe interior features. Deciding between the two is the hard part! We’ve compared the 2019 BMW X1 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 below to help San Jose and Union City SUV shoppers make an informed decision.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 VS 2019 BMW X1
$33,950 Starting MSRP $34,950
2.0L inline-4 turbo engine Engine 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine
24 City MPG 23
8 speaker sound system Speaker System 7 speaker sound system
14-way power adjustable Front Seats 8-way power-adjustable
8 inches Central Display 6.5 inches


For those looking for a more affordable option, the Mercedes-Benz GLA is the better choice. The 2019 GLA has a starting MSRP of $33,950, and the BMW X1 starts at $34,950 MSRP.

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The GLA 250 and X1 are comparable in terms of performance. Both come with standard 2.0L inline-4 turbo engines that generate 258 lb-ft of torque. The X1 comes with slightly more horsepower, producing 228 hp; the GLA puts out 208 hp.

Luxury Features

  • Central Display: Unlike the BMW X1, which gets a 6.5-inch display, the GLA SUV comes standard with an 8-inch display and central controller.
  • Sound System: When you compare the GLA vs. X1, the GLA offers more speakers in its sound system; with the GLA, you’ll get 8 speakers vs. 7 speakers in the X1. This means greater sound quality for your favorite music, radio stations, etc.
  • Front Seats: The front seats inside the GLA are 10-way power-adjustable, as opposed to 8-way in the X1.
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Find the 2019 GLA Near Newark & Milpitas!

Does the GLA 250 seem like the right SUV for your family? Read the GLA 250 reviews, and compare the GLA vs. other Mercedes-Benz SUVs. Then explore the GLA at Fletcher Jones Motorcars of Fremont near Santa Clara and Alameda. Schedule your test drive online today! You can also learn more about how Mercedes-Benz compares to BMW.

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