In comparing the 2020 BMW X1's and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB's specifications and ratings, the 2020 BMW X1 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB has the advantage in the area of resale value. Based on this comparison of the 2020 BMW X1's and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB's specifications and ratings, the 2020 BMW X1 is a better car than the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB.
2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Pricing
A used 2020 BMW X1 ranges from $24,990 to $34,776 while a used 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB is priced between $28,792 to $38,590.
2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 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 GLB loses 40.5 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB retains 2.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 BMW X1.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 BMW X1’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB base engine makes 221 horsepower. The X1 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 531 miles. The GLB is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 477 miles. This gives the 2020 BMW X1 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2020 BMW X1, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2020 BMW X1 has higher safety ratings than the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.67 out of 5 Stars.