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Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. MINI Countryman

In comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLA to the MINI Countryman, the Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The MINI Countryman has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and overall quality score. The Mercedes-Benz GLA and MINI Countryman have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz GLA versus the MINI Countryman, the MINI Countryman is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Mercedes-Benz GLA versus MINI Countryman Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mercedes-Benz GLA ranges from $29,980 to $40,988 while a used MINI Countryman from the same model year range is priced between $23,496 to $40,149. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz GLA's price is between $39,707 and $58,767, with the MINI Countryman priced between $32,943 and $44,567.

Mercedes-Benz GLA versus MINI Countryman Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mercedes-Benz GLA is 7.5 out of 10 while the MINI Countryman's quality rating is 7.6 out of 10. This results in the Mercedes-Benz GLA being ranked 4 out of 12 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs and the MINI Countryman being ranked 7 out of 18 Best Subcompact SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz GLA’s base engine makes 221 horsepower, and the MINI Countryman base engine makes 134 horsepower. Both the GLA and the Countryman are rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 459 and 515 miles respectively. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the MINI Countryman has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, and trunk space. The Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the MINI Countryman has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2023 MINI Countryman

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,707 - $58,767

Used Asking Price:

$29,980 - $40,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.8%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$32,943 - $44,567

Used Asking Price:

$23,496 - $40,149

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.5 / 10

Reliability:

6.3 / 10

Retained Value:

8.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

7.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 12
5 / 12
26 / 67
26 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 18
7 / 18
9 / 18
18 / 61
29 / 61
32 / 61

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

AMG GLA 45, AMG GLA 35, GLA 250 4MATIC, GLA 250

Trim Levels

Cooper S ALL4, Classic Cooper S, Cooper S, Classic Cooper ALL4, Classic John Cooper Works ALL4, Classic Cooper S ALL4, John Cooper Works ALL4, Classic Cooper

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

221 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.064 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

134 hp @ 4500 rpm

Torque:

162 foot-lbs @ 1480 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.039 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 34 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

324 / 459 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

419 / 515 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Cargo Space:

15.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

50.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

114.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

17.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

47.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

114.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3450 lbs

Width:

79.5 inches

Height:

63.5 inches

Length:

173.6 inches

Wheelbase:

107.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3443 lbs

Width:

78.8 inches

Height:

61.3 inches

Length:

169.7 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/55R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/55R17