Luxury car manufacturing is often synonymous with German companies like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. If you want a luxury compact crossover SUV, start your shopping process by comparing the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA to the 2022 BMW X1. Not only do the 2022 GLA and 2022 X1 deliver the utmost in style, but the two SUV options also offer the utmost value and practicality. Whether you want to turn heads on your way to work or in the carpool lane, these SUVs will serve you right. Both cars also come with unforgettable entertainment and safety features.
Read further to learn more about the 2022 GLA and 2022 X1. Once you know how each car stacks up against the competition, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg for a closer look.
The 2022 GLA and 2022 X1 are both five-passenger crossover SUVs. The cars have comparable dimensions, though the GLA has more width. The GLA is also taller and has a longer wheelbase. Thus, passengers have more legroom and general interior space in the 2022 GLA than the 2022 X1. The 2022 X1 is longer, mainly noticeable in its cargo hold. Still, the 2022 GLA packs plenty of space behind its seats. Drivers can also fold the back row flat for expanded storage with easy loading.
Inside, the 2022 GLA is noticeably more upscale. While the 2022 X1 uses fine materials where it counts, the 2022 GLA makes sure every aspect of the interior is upscale. Exploring the hidden features will leave you unimpressed in the X1. Some think its glove box door is flimsy, as is its under-seat storage. On the other hand, the 2022 GLA only gets more refined with a closer look. The GLA has beautiful circular vents, physical controls for the infotainment system on the center console, and comfortable seats.
The 2022 GLA also comes with Mercedes-Benz's MBUX infotainment system. While the standard screen is smaller than the X1's, the upgraded 10.3-inch screen is huge. Both infotainment systems have Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM radio, and premium speaker options. However, only the 2022 GLA comes with Android Auto. This could be a deciding factor for Android owners.
From better materials to more passenger space to a wider range of connectivity options, the 2022 GLA is the better car for life in King George, VA.
The 2022 GLA and 2022 X1 both come with 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines. Each engine can put out a whopping 258 pound-feet of torque. All this power is then run through the cars’ respective car's front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. If you want to access a wider range of driving conditions, you can upgrade to all-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive is better if you never see yourself driving through snow or muddy terrain. This uses less fuel as well.
Car reviewers and the EPA both give the 2022 GLA a better efficiency rating than the 2022 X1. Ask our associates to learn more about how the 2022 GLA and X1 compare when you visit Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg near King George, VA.
Safety is of the utmost importance for driving through King George, VA. You will feel good knowing that Mercedes-Benz SUVs typically receive "Top Safety Pick" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The same can’t be said for the 2022 X1.
The 2022 GLA also features automatic emergency brakes and pedestrian detection. It even comes with an optional semi-self driving mode. Ask our team about the unique safety features of the 2022 GLA when you visit our dealership.
Its safety features and spacious interior make the 2022 Mercedes Benz GLA the better choice compared to the 2022 X1. Come to Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg to check out our inventory of new cars and pre-owned cars in King George, VA. Our team will help you pick the right car, and our finance department will find you an affordable payment plan to boot.