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

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2021 BMW
X1

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

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MSRP*
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$35,400 to $37,400
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$38,050 to $40,050
Invoice* $33,420 to $35,280 $35,767 to $37,647
MPG - City 23 - 24 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 7
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

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.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLB 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 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.

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.