Choosing the Right SUV for Your Style: The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA versus the 2020 BMW X1

You don't need to look any further than the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA when you are looking for an SUV that can suit all the needs of your life. With its sporty and exciting stature, the variety of innovative features, and the comfort of the cabin, there isn't much else that you can ask for while you are in the driver's seat.

A model that puts up a strong fight against the 2020 GLA is the 2020 BMW X1. This model does a good job of highlighting the long-standing competition of the two brands, offering a more aggressive look while the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA provides a more elegant one. We want to help you decide which of these models will be right for your life and encourage you to read our comparison before making your final decision.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2020 BMW X1

  • There is a larger touchscreen on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA than there is on the 2020 BMW X1.
  • The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA starts at a more competitive price than the 2020 BMW X1 does.
  • The 2020 BMW X1 only comes with all-wheel drive while the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with your choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
  • There is a seven-speed automatic transmission on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA and an eight-speed automatic transmission on the 2020 X1.
  • The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA gets better highway fuel efficiency than the 2020 BMW X1 does.

  • The shorter body length of the 2020 GLA makes it easier to navigate through cities and busy parking lots.
  • You get an Attention Assist system as standard in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, something the 2020 BMW X1 doesn't have.
  • You can get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA for easier connectivity, but the 2020 BMW X1 only comes with one year of Apple CarPlay compatibility.
  • The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with Dual-Zone Climate Control as standard, a feature that you need to pay more for in the 2020 BMW X1.
  • You can choose an AMG trim for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA to have a sportier feel and appearance while the 2020 BMW X1 doesn't have a sport-based trim.