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2021 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Review

New 2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW
X1

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLA 250

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MSRP*
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$35,400 to $37,400
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$34,250 to $36,250
Invoice* $33,420 to $35,280 $32,195 to $34,075
MPG - City 23 - 24 22 - 24
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 30 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X1 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW X1 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X1 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. When looking at overall length, the BMW X1 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The BMW X1 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X1 has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. With the BMW X1, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Warranty
The BMW X1 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.