Comparison - BMW X5 Hybrid 2017 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class AMG GLA45 4MATIC 2017

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Average Price: 
68,065
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
32,331
Updated: 
22 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.40gals
14.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Atlas Cedar Metallic
#88887E
Azurite Black Metallic
#000D31
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C8C8C8
Imperial Blue Metallic
#1B2F50
Ruby Black Metallic
#352A30
Pearl Silver Metallic
#EAEBEF
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Jet Black
#000000
Space Gray Metallic
#6D7577
Sparkling Brown Metallic
#41372E
Color: 
Cirrus White
#E7E8E2
Cocoa Brown Metallic
#523F31
Cosmos Black Metallic
#23221E
Jupiter Red
#970802
Kryptonite Green Metallic
#5F9839
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Mountain Grey Metallic
#585657
Night Black
#000000
Polar Silver Metallic
#C1C2BD
South Seas Blue Metallic
#718EA6
designo Mountain Grey Magno
#59545A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 BMW X5 remains one of the top picks in the very competitive midsize luxury SUV class. Strong performance, a luxurious cabin and an efficient diesel engine option help distinguish it from its accomplished rivals.

Pros
Strong performance from every model
Luxurious and comfortable cabin that lives up to its price tag
Optional diesel engine is as potent as it is efficient
A long list of optional features allows for a wide range of customization.

Cons
Less legroom in the second row compared to some of its competitors
Optional third-row seats are tight even for children.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs.
BMW's charge into every SUV segment hasn't watered down the one that started it all. The 2017 BMW X5 is a benchmark for luxury SUVs and the bar by which many are compared. Its off-road ability is eclipsed only by its on-road manners, and its interior style and comfort make this SUV a must-see for shoppers.

Pros
Bright and stunning interior cabin
Very advanced safety features available
Strong powertrains, top to bottom
Comfortable and quick

Cons
Exterior is languishing, a bit
Very small third row
Price can balloon up to six figures (!) now
Hybrid isn't very fuel efficient either.

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Visually, this hybrid X5 is differentiated only by minor details, such as the door on the front fender that houses the charge port and the model-specific badging inside and out. In this way, this X5 mostly hides the fact that it's electrified; you can even opt for 19- or 20-inch wheels or an M Sport package, further obscuring the fact that it’s designed to save energy, not waste it M-style.
One of the hybrid’s disadvantages is its smaller cargo hold, which shrinks significantly in order to make room for the lithium-ion batteries. And in a prototype that we drove last year, the switch between electric and gasoline-fueled travel was discernible, although we expect that issue to be ironed out by the time of launch. Taking into consideration the considerable extra heft and the expected higher cost, drivers of all stripes—eco-minded, performance-minded, and everyone in between—might conclude that they’re better off with a nonhybrid gasoline or diesel X5. But as we know, it’s government regulations that are providing the impetus behind automakers’ rush to plug-ins, not consumer demand—at least not yet.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class ranks 2 out of 5 Luxury Subcompact SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV offers compact-car-like agility and fuel economy in an upscale package. However, there’s little passenger and storage space – even for a subcompact – and its ride isn't as cushioned as many of its rivals.

Pros
Powerful engines
Outstanding handling
Lavish interior
Class-leading reliability score

Cons
Poor cargo capacity
Small back seats

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a small, luxury compact 'ute that prioritizes "looks" over "feels," or in other words, it's probably perfect for a lot of shoppers.
Mercedes' smallest crossover—if you can call it that—returns this year to challenge our ideas of compact SUVs, performance, and rear seat head room. Offered as a base front-drive GLA250, all-wheel drive GLA250, or top Mercedes-AMG GLA45, the GLA class may follow Mercedes' nomenclature as an SUV, but it's in a class all its own.

Pros
Impressive dynamic driving
Lots of turbo fun
Sporty and small for two
Decent fuel economy
Great options ...

Cons
but they're pricey
$60,000 for a subcompact hatch?
Cramped rear seat

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality is available for both 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class versions this year. Mercedes says the instrument panel has been mildly redesigned, and the 8-inch display screen is thinner than before. The new AMG Dinamica package adds faux-suede upholstery to the GLA 45's steering wheel and dashboard.

Pros
Sporty handling and performance even in the base model
AMG GLA 45's long list of available technology and safety features.

Cons
Ride quality is firm to the point some might object
Road and wind noise is in abundance
Automatic transmission can operate awkwardly in stop-and-go situations
Less cargo capacity than its rivals.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 250rpm
350ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
Horsepower: 
240hp
at 5 000rpm
375hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Mobile Internet (Browser)*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.30in
175.00in
Width: 
76.30in
71.00in
Height: 
69.40in
58.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
8.00in
Front Track: 
60.90in
Rear Track: 
60.80in
Wheel Base: 
115.50in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
35.40
Front Leg Room: 
40.40in
40.20in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
27.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.50in
56.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
53.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
41.80cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3457.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Remote keyless power door locks
Heated mirrors
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat thigh extension
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leatherette/suede
Sport front seats
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Extended cabin heating/cooling
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
2 subwoofer(s)
9 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
205 watts stero output
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
USB connection
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Power glass sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Extended sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass (tilt only) rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 9.0 in
19 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Null spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Performance tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Surround View
Night Vision w/Pedestrian Detection
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Emergency braking preparation
Brake drying
Cornering lights
Post-collision safety system
Self-leveling headlights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Parking Assistant
Emergency Service*
Brake drying
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear integrated headrests
Rearview Camera
Rear Side Airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Blind Spot Assist
Parking Pilot
Vehicle Alarm notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance

Options

Packages: 
Luxury Seating Package
M Sport Package
Premium Package
Cold Weather Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Ivory White Interior Design Package
Driver Assistance Package
Lighting Package
Luxury Package
Mocha Interior Design Package
Interior Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
AMG DINIMICA Interior Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Convenience Package
AMG Night Styling
AMG Dynamic Plus Package
AMG "Redcut" Exclusive Package
AMG Aerodynamics Package
Exterior Options: 
Aluminum Running Boards
20" M Double Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
20" Y-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
19" M Double Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
Roof Rails in Satin Aluminum
20" Silver 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel
20" Black 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Red Brake Calipers
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
Panorama Sunroof
AMG Performance Exhaust
20" Tires
Rear Wing Spoiler in Gloss Black
Interior Options: 
Merino Leather Package
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Ceramic Controls
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Leather Dashboard
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Multi-Contour Seats
Red Seat Belts
Smartphone Integration
Black Headliner
Garmin Map Pilot
Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting
AMG Performance Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system
AMG Illuminated Door Sill Panels
Crystal Grey Headliner
Beige Headliner
AMG Performance Steering Wheel
Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Amaro Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#806047
Black Dakota, leather
#101010
Black, leatherette
#191919
Canberra Beige/Black Dakota, leather
#101010
Criollo Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#715754
Ivory White/Black Dakota, leather
#B1B0AD
Ivory White/Black Nappa, premium leather
#1E1E1E
Mocha Dakota, leather
#575451
Mocha Nappa, premium leather
#6A6764
Nutmeg Extended Merino, premium leather
#807970
Smoke White Extended Merino, premium leather
#E0DBD1
Taupe Extended Merino, premium leathe
#988F88
Terra Dakota, leather
#796862
Color: 
Black "Red Cut", leather
#61333E
Black MB-Tex/DINAMICA w/Red Stitching, leatherette/suede
#0B0B0B
Black, leather
#1C1C1C
Nut Brown, leather
#5E524D
Sahara Beige/Black, leather
#B7A99D