Mercedes-Benz GLA VS BMW X1

Mercedes-Benz GLA VS BMW X1
08 Nov 2017
By AllCarLeasing


Crossovers are among some of the most popular types of cars currently on the UK market, the appeal stems from things such as an elevated driving position, extra interior space and a comfortable ride for the British roads. The Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1 are both close rivals within the small SUV realm, but is there much difference between these two models? Check out our bite-size comparison below.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Based on the A-Class, the GLA exhibits the premium quality Mercedes is known for, combining piano black trim with silver accents around the cabin. The seats are also black leather and are electronically adjustable. As for the engine, the GLA comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine as standard with a 0-60 time of 8.4 seconds. The GLA is reasonably well loaded too, with heated front seats, satellite navigation and reverse camera included in the entry model.



As for the X1, the exterior styling has been based on the BMW 3 Series. Despite being one of the smallest SUV’s in the BMW line-up, the interior space really doesn’t suggest as much. The interior styling is fairly standard of BMW – soft black plastics with accents of silver trim. The stock engine in the X1 is a 2-litre diesel engine with a 0-60 time of 9.2 seconds. Compared to the GLA, the X1 doesn’t come with a reverse camera on the entry model but it does, however, feature rear parking sensors, alongside the traditional BMW sat-nav as standard.



By commenting you agree to the comment policy

Search By Manufacturer
Search By Model

Does privacy glass block UV rays

Does privacy glass block UV ra...

All the facts about privacy glass and UV
Matching Car Paint Without Code

Matching Car Paint Without Cod...

How do you match car paint without a code?
What Is Brake Checking & Why Do People Do It?

What Is Brake Checking & Why D...

What Is Brake Checking?Brake checking is the act of sharply hitting the brakes whilst driving with a...
How to take care of your brakes

How to take care of your brake...

How to look after your brakes.