Looking to get a new luxury crossover? The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a plush, roomy SUV with user-friendly tech features that Glendale, CA drivers crave. The new BMW X1 and Lexus UX are similarly sized luxury crossovers that are also quality vehicles. However, Calstar Motors thinks that once you take a closer look at all three subcompact luxury SUVs , you'll agree that the GLA is better for getting around in the Los Angeles area.

Passenger Space

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Like most luxury crossovers, the new Mercedes-Benz GLA seats five people. But legroom is what really determines how comfortable you and your passengers will be when riding in it. Burbank drivers will appreciate that the GLA has 41.1 inches of front-seat legroom and 38.4 inches of second-row legroom.

BMW X1

The BMW X1 only has 40.4 inches of front-row legroom and 37 inches of second-row legroom.

Lexus UX

The Lexus UX has 42.1 inches of front-row legroom, but it only offers 33.1 inches of second-row legroom.

Performance

Mercedes-Benz GLA

The Mercedes-Benz GLA gets better gas mileage than most of its competitors. People in La Crescenta-Montrose will like that it gets 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway when properly equipped. Engine options in the GLA range from a 221-horsepower motor to a 382-horsepower powertrain. When properly equipped, the GLA can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.

BMW X1

The BMW X1 earns an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway in front-wheel drive models. Its sole engine is a 228-horspower four-cylinder motor, which takes just over 6.0 seconds to get the X1 from 0 to 60 mph.

Lexus UX

The Lexus UX gets 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway with its gas-powered, 169-horsepower four-cylinder engine. An available 181-horsepower hybrid powertrain gets 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Although the UX is more efficient, its engine sounds coarse at higher rpms and struggles to accelerate up to highway speeds. It's 0 to 60 mph time is 8.9 seconds.

Test Drive the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA at Calstar Motors

The Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, and Lexus UX all have sumptuous interiors with upscale materials and easy-to-use tech features, but the Mercedes-Benz GLA beats the other two crossovers when it comes to passenger space and performance. Visit Calstar Motors and test drive the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA today.

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