BMW X2 vs Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 in Knoxville

The Newest Sports Activity Coupe from BMW Competes with a Top Rival: Compare the 2018 BMW X2 vs the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

The BMW X2 Sports Activity Coupe is all-new for 2018, the first ever of its kind, and the new smallest SAC in the overarching BMW lineup. It represents a shift in the classic design language. But, the 2018 BMW X2 isn't without its competition, and Knoxville drivers may be wondering if this new model will be a better option over the more well-established and dynamically-styled 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250.

Compare these two top luxury crossover SUVs to see which will be right for you.


Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

Power, Performance, and Agility

While Mercedes-Benz is no newcomer to the world of performance luxury cars, the brand has never enjoyed the same kind of reputation for power and agility as BMW. So, when you compare performance for the newest BMW X2 to that of the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, you won't be too surprised to see that the former easily comes out on top. On top of just muscle power, the BMW X2 offers available xDrive all-wheel drive and rides higher off the ground than many of its luxury SUV competitors; the GLA 250 offers available 4MATICĀ® All-Wheel Drive and is fairly low-riding in comparison to the BMW.

Compare some quick performance specs here:

  • The 2018 BMW X2 boasts 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque; the 2018 GLA 250 caps out at just 208 horsepower
  • 0 - 60 sprint time for the BMW X2 w/AWD is a quick 6.6 seconds, compared to 7.2 seconds for the Mercedes GLA 250
  • The 2018 BMW X2 boasts 7.2 inches of ground clearance; the Mercedes GLA 250 gives just 5.3 inches
  • The ride and handling of BMW's newest subcompact crossover is smooth, fast, and agile--and the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 just can't quite keep up

Features, Technology, and Safety

The 2018 BMW X2 is slightly more expensive at starting price than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250; but one look into the cabin and around at available features will quickly explain why. The well-equipped and stylish BMW X2 simple looks, feels, and connects to your world better than the Mercedes-Benz GLA. And, since the newest BMW SAC can offer up to 50.1 cubic feet of cargo space to the Mercedes' mere 43.6 cu. ft., you'll have a lot more elbow room to stretch out and enjoy the features inside of the BMW.

Briefly compare top features here:

  • Both models offer available leather seat upholstery; with standard leatherette/faux suede upholstery
  • Equip your new BMW X2 with available Qi wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot; you won't get all that in the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
  • The 2018 BMW X2 has more standard rear and total cargo space than the GLA 250
  • The BMW X2 offers more intelligent new equipment to help keep you safe, like LED Headlights with Cornering Lights

Take the Ultimate Comparison Test

Knowing that the 2018 BMW X2 is more powerful, faster, more responsive, more spacious, and more feature-loaded than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is one thing--seeing it, and feeling it, for yourself is another thing. We encourage all interested Knoxville drivers, to schedule atest drive at Grayson BMW, and to experience this all-new model. Browse inventory online, or come in and shop, and see how easy it could be to take advantage of competitive lease or loan options and get into your new 2018 BMW X2.