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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs BMW X1 sDrive28i

One of the most common competitors for a Mercedes-Benz vehicle is one from BMW. Both of these are luxury European brands, and both are popular here in Peoria, AZ. So, how can you tell which one is right for you? One of the ways to do so is by comparing a specific model from both brands. So, today we are going to compare the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA to the 2019 BMW X1. Specifically, we’ll look at the GLA 250 and the X1 sDrive28i. Both are the base trims for their corresponding models, so you’ll know there’s only going to be more technology and features added if you pick a higher trim. First off, the two are pretty similar in price. Still, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV starts at* $1,000 less than the BMW X1 sDrive28i. Likewise, both vehicles are very similar in terms of power. You’ll have less horsepower in the GLA 250 than you will in the X1 sDrive28i, but both models have the same amount of torque.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i

$33,950 Starting MSRP* $34,950
208 hp & 258 lb.-ft. Horsepower & Torque 228 hp & 258 lb.-ft.
Optional Sunroof N/A
Available on other trims Satellite Radio N/A
Unlimited yr. / unlimited mi. Roadside Assistance 4 yr. / unlimited mi.

Advantages of the Mercedes-Benz GLA

When it comes to technology features, you can potentially find yourself leaning more towards the GLA if there are specific features you’re looking for. This includes a sunroof, which is optional on the GLA, but not available on the X1. If you are looking for a satellite radio, you’ll need to move up a trim in the GLA, but it once again isn’t available in the X1. No matter how carefully you drive, some things are just out of your hands. Accidents happen, road issues or tire issues happen. Stressing about these situations can be exhausting. Thankfully, even if you find yourself in a bit of a bind, the Mercedes-Benz unlimited year and unlimited mile Roadside Assistance has got you covered. While this shouldn’t take the place of emergency services, if you find yourself with a flat tire or other non-emergency situation, you can use this feature to have help come to you. Want to learn more about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA? Contact us here at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale! We would love to tell you more. *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.