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2021 BMW X1
sDrive28i FWD
MSRP
$35,400
Invoice
$33,420
Average Price Paid
$33,843
1,061 listings nationwide

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC AWD
MSRP
$38,230
Invoice
$35,936
Average Price Paid
$35,653
1,410 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 BMW X1
sDrive28i FWD
Fair Price
$34,506
Good Price
$32,859
Great Price
$31,917
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC AWD
Fair Price
$36,587
Good Price
$34,782
Great Price
$33,750

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 BMW X1
sDrive28i FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The X1, BMW’s subcompact crossover, received a mid-cycle refresh for the 2020 model year and carries over mostly unchanged for 2021. The X1 competes against vehicles like the Audi Q3, ...

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC AWD
Cherise Threewitt Test Drive Review:

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA delivers on all thing things a subcompact SUV is supposed to do. It’s cute, compact (but not cramped), and easily maneuverable. The new, eighth-generation GL...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

Specs

2021 BMW X1
sDrive28i FWD
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.1 gal 12.7 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
221 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
10.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.72 in
3.27 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.4 in 41 in
Back Legroom 37 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 27.1 cu ft 15.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 924 lbs --
Exterior
Length 175.5 in 173.6 in
Width 81.1 in 79.5 in
Height 62.9 in 63.5 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 107.4 in

Available Options

2021 BMW X1
sDrive28i FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Cashmere Silver Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Storm Bay Metallic

Option Packages

  • Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System
  • ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
  • Convenience Package
  • Heated Front Seats & Steering Wheel
  • Led Headlights W/Cornering Lights
  • Luxury Package
  • M Sport Package
  • Premium Package
  • Wireless Charging
  • Black W/Blue Highlight, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Wheels: 19" X 8.0" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color
  • Wheels: 19" X 8.0" Y-Spoke Bi-Color
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
GLA 250 4MATIC AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cosmos Black Metallic
  • Denim Blue Metallic
  • Digital White Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Mountain Grey Metallic
  • Night Black
  • Patagonia Red Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Rose Gold Metallic

Option Packages

  • Burmester Surround Sound System
  • Keyless Go
  • AMG Line Exterior
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Exterior Lighting Package
  • Heads Up Display
  • Multimedia Package
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • Premium Package
  • Suspension W/Adaptive Damping System
  • Rear Side Airbags
  • Bahia Brown, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Multicontour Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Panorama Roof
  • Wheels: 19" 10-Spoke W/Matte Black Accents
  • Wheels: 20" AMG Multi-Spoke
  • Wheels: 20" AMG Multi-Spoke Black

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