In comparing the 2020 BMW X1's and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA's specifications and ratings, the 2020 BMW X1 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the 2020 BMW X1's and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA's specifications and ratings, the 2020 BMW X1 is a better car than the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA.
2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Pricing
A used 2020 BMW X1 ranges from $24,990 to $34,776 while a used 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA is priced between $23,990 to $33,662.
2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 BMW X1 loses 43.4 percent of its value and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA loses 38.8 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA retains 4.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 BMW X1.
2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X1 is 8.6 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLA's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the BMW X1 being ranked 1 out of 13 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLA being ranked 4 out of 13. Out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs, the BMW X1 is ranked 5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA is ranked 21. The BMW X1 is also ranked 6 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Mercedes-Benz GLA is ranked 26 out of 67.
2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X1 is 7.2 out of 10. For the Mercedes-Benz GLA the reliability rating is 6.3 out of 10. This gives the BMW X1 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 BMW X1’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA base engine makes 208 horsepower. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 531 miles. The GLA is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 503 miles.This gives the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2020 BMW X1 the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the 2020 BMW X1 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2020 BMW X1 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.