When comparing the BMW X3's and the Mercedes-Benz GLA's specifications and ratings, the BMW X3 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and resale value. Based on this comparison of the BMW X3's and the Mercedes-Benz GLA's specifications and ratings, the BMW X3 is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA Pricing
For a new model, the BMW X3's price is between $51,024 and $68,943, with the Mercedes-Benz GLA priced between $43,500 and $60,460.
BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW X3 loses 50.5 percent of its value and the Mercedes-Benz GLA loses 38.8 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz GLA retains 11.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X3.
BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X3 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 X3 being ranked 4 out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLA being ranked 21 out of 60. Out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the BMW X3 is ranked 5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA is ranked 26.
BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X3 is 8.3 out of 10. For the Mercedes-Benz GLA the reliability rating is 6.3 out of 10. This gives the BMW X3 an advantage in reliability compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW X3’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA base engine makes 221 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The BMW X3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.