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2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 Review

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2021 BMW
X1

MSRP*: $35,400 to $37,400
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

MSRP*: $38,050 to $40,050
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Invoice* $33,420 to $35,280 $35,767 to $37,647
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 58.7 ft3 62.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 228 hp 221 hp
Exterior Length 175.5 in 182.4 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Head Room Front 41.9 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.3 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the BMW X1 than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

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 GLB 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X1 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the BMW X1 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Dimensions
The BMW X1 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250. The BMW X1 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The BMW X1 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 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 GLB 250.

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

Utility
The BMW X1 has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, making the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X1 has less cargo space than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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