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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2017 BMW X1

Many drivers opt for a compact crossover when they want the spaciousness of an SUV along with the maneuverability and handling of a sedan. In the luxury crossover segment, the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1 stand out as two of the most popular choices, thanks to their head-turning style, top-notch performance, and high-tech convenience features.

Here, prospective buyers can get a better idea of key differences and similarities between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and 2017 BMW X1 before getting behind the wheel and deciding which model is right for them.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 VS 2017 BMW X1 sDrive28i
$32,850* Starting MSRP $33,750
24 city / 33 highway mpg** Fuel Economy 23 city / 32 highway mpg
41.9 inches Front Leg Room 40.4 inches
Standard Front Seat Lumbar Support Optional

Both the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1 come standard with 2.0-liter I-4 engines and manually interactive automatic transmissions. However, despite running on the same engine, the GLA is more fuel efficient than the X1. Both models provide comfortable seating space for five passengers, and, although the Mercedes-Benz GLA is slightly smaller than the BMW X1, it offers more front seat leg room. The GLA also comes standard with front seat power lumbar support, a feature that is only optional in the BMW X1. In the end, the 2018 GLA has a more affordable starting price than the 2017 BMW X1. Which luxury crossover is right for you?

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Long Island City NY

Even though the BMW X1 is an outstanding vehicle and a worthy competitor, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA stands out in multiple categories. In addition to efficiency and space, the GLA is known for offering sporty handling and performance as well as a number of high-tech features aimed at improving convenience, safety, and entertainment for all riders. Available features include 7-inch central display screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ATTENTION ASSIST®, dual USB audio ports, COMAND® hard-drive navigation, KEYLESS GO®, and much more.

When you are ready to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA in Long Island City, NY, you can schedule a test drive with our team at Silver Star Motors.


*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.]

**EPA-estimated 24 MPG city and 33 MPG highway with 14.8-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

red 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA rear side view
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA interior dashboard

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