2019 BMW X1

2019 BMW X1

2019 Mercedes Benz GLA-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

2019 BMW X1 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class


BMW X1 is particularly known for offering potent acceleration and glamorous interior, while the Mercedes Benz GLA is one of the lowest ranked SUVs in the market. It has unimpressive interior, less passenger space and powerless acceleration.

Design & Style

The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLA is a 5-seater model with supportive and comfortable front seats. But the real drawback here is lack of enough space in the back seat. The panoramic roof makes it even worse for the headroom. Being an entry-level SUV, GLA fails to deliver high quality interior, with some hard plastics and outdated button layout on the center stack. Overall, it is quite muted compared to other rivals.

BMW X1 is undeniably a class leader when it comes to interior fit and finishing. It has enough space across both the rows, and you get amazing visibility on all sides. In this competitive segment, the 2019 BMW X1 has done really well with its top-notch materials and premium styling. The trunk space is also better than most rivals.

Technology & Safety

The 2019 GLA comes equipped with the COMAND infotainment interface, which is mostly controlled by a rotary dial. The system is easy to use, but the touch screen can sometimes be frustrating. The center stack has physical buttons to adjust climate or audio settings. Other key features include USB ports, Bluetooth, HD radio and push-button start. The base model misses out on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning and a rearview camera.

The 2019 BMW X1 is packed with rich technology and safety features. The intuitive infotainment system features a responsive touch screen, voice control, navigation system and Apple CarPlay. BMW gives you plenty of choices to maneuver controls, whether it is touch pad, touch screen or rotary dial. Advanced safety features include automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, city collision mitigation, lane departure warning, rearview camera and forward collision warning.


Performance is an important aspect to consider when you are looking to buy a car. Speaking of which, the 2019 Mercedes GLA 250 comes standard with an average 208-HP powertrain mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. It feels really sluggish when you try to speed up from a stop. It feels unrefined, thanks to a timorous throttle response. You would better want to be behind the wheels of BMW X1, which features a powerful engine coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission

The Bottom Line

The 2019 BMW X1 is one of the most well-rounded vehicles in the luxury SUV class. It offers ample practicality, and impresses critics when it comes to comfort, performance and quality.

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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2019 BMW X1 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.


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