2020 BMW X1

2020 BMW X1

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

2020 BMW X1 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class


Are you looking to buy a luxury subcompact SUV with well rounded features? You have a great option in the 2020 BMW X1 and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA. In this post, we are going to compare both these models to understand which one is a better choice.

Design & Style

The 2020 Mercedes-GLA comes standard with supportive front seats and comfortable space. It comes standard with 14-way power-adjustable seats, but the driver may struggle to find a cozy position. There’s not enough legroom or headroom in the rear seat. There are some soft-touch surfaces, but there are hard plastic materials that make the cabin look less luxurious.

The 2020 BMW X1 is a 5-seater car with 8-way power adjustable front seats and optional 4-way adjustment. You get ample side support and great visibility, thanks to a good seating position. The high-quality interior is outlined with premium materials, while enhanced options include brushed aluminum and wood grain.

Technology & Safety

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA comes equipped with a COMAND infotainment system that is operated by a rotary controller. The system is user-friendly, but the touch screen can be slow to respond. Other standard features navigation, satellite radio, a Harman Kardon audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB ports and HD radio. Some of the standard safety features include driver drowsiness monitoring, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning and a rearview camera.

The 2020 BMW X1 comes with an iDrive infotainment system that is well known for easy controls and simple operation. For most functions, you can use a rotary knob. The setup is quite simple and it does not distract you while driving. There are plenty of standard tech features to boast of,  while some optional features include Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging and 12-speaker surround-sound stereo. The 2020 X1 comes equipped with parking sensors, a rearview camera, rain-sensing, speed limit recognition and forward collision warning.


Performance is the backbone of any vehicle. Speaking of which, the 2020 GLA-Class comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The base model does enough to move the vehicle for daily commute, but it can struggle to get up to highway speeds.

The 2020 BMW X1 comes standard with a 228-HP turbo-four engine. It can accelerate smoothly even at top speeds. You get excellent fuel efficiency and nimble handling.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 BMW X1 comes standard with a lot of features and impresses in every possible way. It oozes with a lot of high-quality materials with a classy cabin. It is also remarkably well-known for performance and commendable fuel economy.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 BMW X1 Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2020 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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