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The Mercedes-Benz GLA vs the BMW X1 & the Lexus UX

Glendale drivers are aware that luxury is what everyone wants, and that extends to the family SUVs we all drive. The Mercedes-Benz GLA has been praised as one of the best SUVs in the automotive industry. To see why that is, let's compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA to two other luxury SUVs: the BMW X1 and the Lexus UX.

Comparing The Mercedes-Benz GLA to the BMW X1 & the Lexus UX


When you're looking for the right luxury SUV for your family, the first question that's bound to pop into your mind is: "Is this car safe?" To answer that, let's take a look at the safety features of these three SUVs in question.

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA: Not including the additional safety features included with the advanced packages of this vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz GLA has perhaps the most flexible, useful standard safety features. Adaptive Braking Technology, Electronic Traction System, Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Crosswind Assist, and LED Daytime Running Lamps all come standard with the Mercedes-Benz GLA. With the advanced safety packages, you will have access to plenty of different high-tech features, such as Speed Limit Assist, Emergency Stop Assist, Lane Keeping and Changing Assist, Active Steering Assist, and more.

  • BMW X1: The BMW X1 leaves a lot to be desired in terms of safety features. This SUV has a wide range of airbags and seatbelt pretensioners to keep you safe in the event of a crash. The BMW X1 also has an anti-lock braking system and stability to control to provide the driver some assistance on the road.
  • Lexus UX: The Lexus UX is the Mercedes-Benz GLA's closest competitor in terms of safety, especially the high-tech features. However, the Lexus UX falls just short of its Mercedes-Benz counterpart, which has similar safety features plus a lot more included in the advanced safety packages.

For Los Angeles drivers, it's clear that the Mercedes-Benz GLA is the best choice for a safe, smooth drive. The high-tech features of the advanced safety packages make this SUV stand out from the rest.

Exterior Design

When you see the word "luxury" in front of a type of car, you should expect something with a refined, classy exterior. In the world of luxury SUVs, it can be difficult to make yourself stand out. Here's a look at the aesthetic features of our three luxury SUVs.

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA: The Mercedes-Benz GLA opts for a classic look infused with modern sensibilities. This SUV has a nice rounded shape that makes it both sporty and low-key. This design makes it both stylish as well as practical, able to fit around tight corners that other bulkier SUVs will most likely have a difficult time. It's no secret that Burbank drivers are in love with this compact design.
  • BMW X1: The design of the BMW X1 hasn't changed in a while. While this means that drivers can continue to expect the same thing, it can also be tiresome when your model from years ago looks virtually the same as the newest one. The BMW X1's exterior is a safe, relatively unremarkable look for an SUV.
  • Lexus UX: The Lexus UX sports an interesting albeit undecided look; it's angular in some places while being rounded in others. While this design may be appealing to some, drivers in La Crescenta-Montrose tend to enjoy vehicular looks that are decidedly more on the sporty side.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA's sporty, modern take on the classic SUV design is sure to be a hit with California drivers. It's a way to let everyone know that your family is out and about for fun.

Come Get Yours

By comparing the safety features and the exterior design of these three luxury SUVs, we hope you see that the Mercedes-Benz GLA is the one best suited for drivers in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. You can likely find the Mercedes-Benz GLA in our inventory, so come take a test drive. We know you'll be satisfied.

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