Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA250 2019 - vs - BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive 2018

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Average Price: 
$
35,950
Updated: 
29 Apr 2019
73,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
18.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Canyon Beige Metallic
#9C7857
designo Mountain Grey Magno
#59545A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Mercedes-Benz GLA merges hatchback size with crossover functionality and luxury appointments, with better-than-average results.

Pros
Zippy to drive
Nimble handling
Practical hatchback shape
AMG GLA45 is downright sporty

Cons
Cramped rear seats
Interior doesn't impress
So-so visibility
AMG gets expensive with a quickness

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class ranked #5 in Luxury Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Engaging handling
User-friendly features

Cons
So-so acceleration with base engine
Unforgiving ride
Some low-rent interior trim
Small back seat and trunk

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.

Pros
One of the most entertaining crossovers in the class
Returns respectable mileage considering its performance
High clearance and optional all-wheel drive lend some all-weather capability
Long list of available tech and safety features on the AMG GLA 45

Cons
Firm ride quality can grow tiresome on rough roads
Automatic transmission operates sluggishly in stop-and-go situations
Not much legroom, headroom or cargo room
Road and wind noise could be better tamped down

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 BMW 5 Series lives up to the expectations set by its forebears. There's an engine for nearly every taste, and the car's handling capabilities are fundamentally sound. Factor in the 5 Series' latest tech and safety features, and you've got a prime pick for a midsize luxury sedan.

PROS
Wide range of powerful and relatively efficient engines
A host of innovative features and leading-edge technology
Interior quarters are quiet and comfortable
Generous trunk capacity

CONS
Some interior materials are a bit below segment standards
Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 BMW 5-Series ranked #1 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the BMW 5-Series has a score of 9.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Robust and diverse engine options
State-of-the-art, user-friendly technology
Quiet, comfortable cabin
Huge trunk

Cons
More expensive than most

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 BMW 5-Series expands the sedan's already-excellent lineup to include an efficient plug-in hybrid and an uber-quick V-8.

Pros
Useful plug-in hybrid
State-of-the-art tech
Great powertrains
Agile and responsive
Very comfortable

Cons
Shockingly expensive now
Interior color combos can be busy
Pricey advanced features
It’s not the 5-Series you remember

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
4.40L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 250rpm
480ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
208hp
at 5 500rpm
456hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
More in Convenience: 
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.90in
195.40in
Width: 
71.00in
73.50in
Height: 
60.00in
57.80in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
Front Track: 
60.90in
Rear Track: 
60.80in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
117.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
38.80
Rear Head Room: 
35.40
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.20in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
27.10in
36.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
58.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.20in
55.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
43.60cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3428.00lbs
4372.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat thigh extension
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leatherette
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
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: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
600 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
16 Total Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
19 X 9.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Performance tires
Run Flat Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
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: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
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: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Emergency Service
Blind Spot Assist
Parking Pilot
Vehicle Alarm notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights

Options

Packages: 
Parking Assist Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Convenience Package
AMG Line Exterior
Driving Assistance Package
Luxury Seating Package
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Cold Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housings
18" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
19" Matte Black 5-Twin-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Illuminated Star
19" Black AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Full LED Headlamps And Taillamps
Panorama Sunroof
Carbon Style Exterior Mirror Housings
18" 5-Twin-Spoke Alloy Wheel
18" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheel
LED Logo Projectors
Gloss Black Exterior Mirror Housings
19" 5-Spoke Wheels
19" AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheel
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Wheels W/Non-Runflat Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Cerium Gray Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" V-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Interior Options: 
Harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system
Smartphone Integration
Heated Front Seats
Garmin Map Pilot
Illuminated Door Sills
12-Color Ambient Cabin Lighting
Gesture Control
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster
Power Rear Sunshade W/Manual Rear Side Window Shades
Heated Front Seats
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Leather Dashboard

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Grey MB-Tex, leather
#CFCAC7
Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#000000
Black, leather
#1C1C1C
Nut Brown, leather
#5E524D
Sahara Beige/Black, leather
#B7A99D
Sahara Beige MB-Tex, leather
#BCB0A5