BMW X1 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA


2022 BMW X1
2.0L Turbo inline-4


2.0L Turbo inline-4
25/34 city/hwy mpg

City/Hwy mpg

24/33 city/hwy mpg
38.0 inches

Rear Legroom

37.0 inches
39 inches

Front Headroom

42 inches

2022 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Interested in a luxury compact crossover that can enhance your Los Angeles commutes? You’ll want to compare models like the BMW X1 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA to see which can offer you the high-end features, innovative technology, and more for your driving needs. Our team at Rusnak BMW can help. Check out our BMW X1 vs. GLA comparison today to find your favorite.

BMW X1 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA: Engines and Performance

At first glance, it appears that both the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1 have plenty in common but there are a few differences you’ll want to look out for:

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Engine: 

  • 2.0L Turbo inline-4
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 25/34 city/hwy mpg

2022 BMW X1 Engine: 

  • 2.0L Turbo inline-4
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 24/33 city/hwy mpg

Considering other BMW SAVs®? It’s worth noting that the X1 and the X2 have the same base engine—but the X2 offers a second, more powerful option as an upgrade.

BMW X1 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA: Passenger Space

Any great compact crossover will get you around in style without sacrificing space or comfort. If you’re worried about interior space, you’ll be happy to know the BMW X1 offers a bit more interior space than the GLA. Here are the dimensions of each model:

Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior Dimensions: 

  • Headroom Front/Rear: 39.0 in / 38.1 in
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 41.0 in / 38.0 in
  • Shoulder Room Front/Rear: 55.9 in / 54.8 in

BMW X1 Interior Dimensions: 

  • Headroom Front/Rear: 42.0 in / 39.0 in.
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 40.4 in / 37.0 in
  • Shoulder Room Front/Rear: 56.0 in / 55 in

BMW X1 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA: Technology Features

When it comes to interior technology, you’ll want to get behind the wheel of a luxury SUV that can keep you connected and entertained. Here are the interior technology features each SUV has to offer you and your Westlake Village driving needs:

Mercedes-Benz GLA

  • 10.25” dual screens
  • Natural Language Understanding technology
  • Voice Command


  • 8.8-inch touchscreen
  • USB input
  • Bluetooth®* connection
  • Standard BMW remote service

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