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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2020 BMW X1

We’re going to look at the base trim of both models, meaning you’ll see the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs the 2020 BMW X1 sDrive28i. Let’s get started.

As you can see, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA has about the same power as the 2020 BMW X1, with the exact same torque and lagging just a bit behind on horsepower. So, If you are looking for power and performance in your vehicle. Both models are about the same. However, the GLA does offer a variety of technologies you may not see in the BMW X1. This includes the option of adding cooled and ventilated seats – a huge perk in Arizona – as well as a sunroof. However, while these are two of the more popular features the GLA has to offer, they are by no means the only features. Check it out below!

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2020 BMW X1
221 hp Horsepower 228 hp
258 lb.-ft. Torque 258 lb.-ft.
Optional Cooled/Ventilated seats N/A
Optional Sunroof N/A


Advantages of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV

Inside the GLA, you’ll not only have the option of cooled/ventilated seats and a sunroof, but you’ll also find plenty of standard features as well. This includes:

  • MBUX system
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Hill-Start Assist
  • Dual-Zone Climate Control

Feel free to contact our team here at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead if you’re looking for more information about this, or any other Mercedes-Benz model. We can get you a full list of the standard and optional features your potential vehicle has, and an expert team member can help you determine which trim or model is the right choice for you. While you are here don’t forget to take your next model for a test drive to see all the features for yourself!