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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2020 BMW X1 | Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2020 BMW X1

2020 BMW X1

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2020 BMW X1

The Mercedes-Benz GLA has in store for owners a highly potent powertrain option and responsive handling. It navigates corners really well while fetching a good fuel economy rating. Let us find out if the 2020 BMW X1 is of any good to compete against the GLA.

Design & Style

The Mercedes-Benz GLA can comfortably seat up to 5 people within its cabin interior that is full of space. Thus, both leg- and headroom are not lacking in either of its cabin rows. Its seats are full of support and can be adjusted for better positioning. The GLA’s cabin interior has a contemporary touch with plenty of premium quality materials seen adorning most of its surface areas and sides to create a modern look that feels fresh and airy.

The 2020 BMW X1 is able to fit up to 5 people but more comfort can be felt with only 4 people onboard. There are power adjustment options for the front row seats whereas leg- and headroom feel ample as well. Its back row is slightly different whereby taller passengers may feel a slight pinch on headroom but legroom is nonetheless sufficient. The car’s interior feels opulent with various top notch materials being used to put together a beautiful ensemble to match the X1’s price margin.

Technology & Safety

The Mercedes-Benz GLA offers various tech advances such as its COMAND® system for infotainment, 8-inch display, HD radio, Bluetooth®, and USB ports. It also has a rearview camera, collision warning, auto emergency brakes, attentiveness monitor, and rain-sensing wipers for safety.

The 2020 BMW X1 comes equipped with several tech devices like its iDrive system, 8.8-inch touchscreen, navigation, Apple CarPlay, 12 speakers, WiFi, and wireless charging. For safety, the X1 offers collision warning, auto emergency brakes, pedestrian detection, departure warning, speed recognition, auto high beams, rain-sensing wipers, rearview camera, and parking sensors.


The Mercedes-Benz GLA can generate 208 horsepower on a turbocharged 4-cylinder under a 7-speed auto transmission. Its fuel economy ratings can fetch 24 mpg in cities and 34 mpg on highways.

The 2020 BMW X1 puts out 228 horsepower on a turbocharged 4-cylinder and its fuel economy rates at 24 mpg and 33 mpg in cities and on highways respectively.

The Bottom Line

The Mercedes-Benz GLA should be the vehicle of your choice with balanced handling that is essential for ensuring smooth rides through bumpy roads. It also performs with a punch through its brawny powertrain option. The BMW X1 focuses mainly on performance alone, thus sacrificing on its interior cabin appeal and overall safety features.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Test Drive Today?

At Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, we offer a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models for you to choose from, including the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA and we are more than happy to arrange for a test drive so that you can experience the stellar features of this vehicle. Call us today to make an appointment or simply pay us a visit at our showroom today!


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630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


Phone: 877-862-7343

630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


Phone: 888-693-2406

630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY
40.8594273 -73.1566847
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