2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2017 BMW X1

Who says shopping for luxury SUVs has to be difficult? We sure didn’t. When it comes to luxury SUVs, power is a given. Pretty much all SUVs have at least an acceptable amount of power, but it’s the extra things that that allow some vehicles to earn the title of being “luxury”. As we take a look at the comparison between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2017 BMW X1, take note of what features come with each. These will make the driving experience easier so you can focus on the aspects of the road that make driving fun.

The 2017 BMW X1 comes with a little more horsepower than the 2017 GLA (228 compared to 208), but they both have 258 lb-ft. of torque. While a bit more power may be on the side of the X1, the 2017 GLA takes care of a few things that the BMW doesn’t. Auto dimming mirrors come standard on the driver’s and passenger’s side on the GLA while they only come on the driver’s side on the X1. Fog/driving lights come standard on both the front and rear lights on the GLA while they only come on the front of the X1. Check out some more comparisons below.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2017 BMW X1
PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist Parking Assist Optional
Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure Warning Optional
Optional Blind Spot Sensor Not Available
Standard Remote Vehicle Starting System Not Available

Enjoy Driving Made Easier with 4MATIC

Tough conditions on the road can sometimes call for more than just a traditional 2-wheel drive system. While the 2017 X1 has front wheel drive, the 2017 GLA comes with the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. Rather than evenly distributing torque to all four wheels like your traditional all-wheel drive, this unique system distributes the torque to the wheels that need it most. 4MATIC is your ideal friend when you’re driving on icy or muddy roads. The Dynamic Select feature allows you to adjust your driving experience to your own unique personality by letting you alter the power, fuel efficiency and comfort feeling of your ride. This is driving made easy.

Sure, you can settle for an average SUV, but you’re probably going to enjoy those long trips more when you’ve got one that takes care of you the way the 2017 GLA does. Attending to the little details is what separates Mercedes-Benz from others, so if you want in on some groundbreaking technology, give us a call or stop by James Motor Company in Lexington!

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class driver's seat
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class exterior rear view
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class top view
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class open doors and trunk

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