2020 BMW X2 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Comparison in Norwalk, CA

One of the fastest-growing segments in the automotive world is the compact crossover class -- combining the most desirable features of an SUV with a small footprint and efficient drive. The 2020 BMW X2 adds BMW performance and a coupe-inspired shape to this segment, making it one of the most attractive ways to step up to the Ultimate Driving Machine. Below, we'll show you how it compares to its rival from Mercedes, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA. We'll show you why the BMW X2 offers superior technology, performance and practicality, making it a smarter choice for life in Southern California.

BMW X2 Rear Seat

2020 BMW X2 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Size & Design

What's the point of upgrading to a crossover SUV if you don't get more capability, comfort and capacity? The 2020 BMW X2 is a much more practical choice, offering a comfortable rear seat with 36.7" of rear seat legroom -- quite generous for this segment. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA gives you a mere 33.9" of rear seat legroom. You also get even more cargo volume in the BMW X2!

The 2020 BMW X2 also has a sleek, hot hatchback-like look. But if you're looking for a practical, versatile crossover, you might choose the 2020 BMW X1. It's virtually identical to the X2 inside, but with a more traditional, upright SUV shape that means you get even more cargo space.


BMW X2 Interior

2020 BMW X2 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Features & Technology

Every 2020 BMW X2 now comes standard with the BMW Navigation Business multimedia system with 8.8" high-resolution touch display. It not only comes with Bluetooth®, which you also get on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, you also get standard Apple CarPlay™ and built-in navigation! That'll cost you extra on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA. For the latest in smartphone technology, the 2020 BMW X2 has more of the features you want without paying more for a spendy options package.

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BMW X2 M35i Rear End

2020 BMW X2 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Performance

While both engines make the same amount of torque, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the 2020 BMW X2 comes standard with more horsepower! That means you'll enjoy more powerful performance, especially for highway onramps and freeway passing maneuvers. That makes a difference of more than a half second in the race from 0-60 MPH. And while you can't get a more powerful engine on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, the available 2020 BMW X2 M35i provides an even more powerful engine tuned by BMW M Performance for a total of 301 horsepower! It's no wonder a BMW is called the Ultimate Driving Machine -- they're simply more powerful than competitors like the anemic Mercedes-Benz GLA.


BMW X2 Integrated Turn Signals

2020 BMW X2 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Safety

Both these vehicles have crucial features that can help you avoid the most common frontal collisions, including standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking -- but the 2020 BMW X2 goes even further to provide superior safety features at the entry level. The BMW X2 also features standard high beam assist and lane departure warning. High beam assist can detect oncoming traffic on rural two-lane roads and turn your brights off, then turn them back on once traffic has passed. Lane departure warning helps keep you safely in your lane on long highway cruises. On the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, these features are available but they're not standard. You'll have to pay extra for the same level of safety.

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Starting at an MSRP of $36,600, the 2020 BMW X2 does cost a little bit more than the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA. However, it's a much more comfortable vehicle that's better equipped for comfort, performance and safety, too! And that's why it's well worth your investment. To experience the BMW X2 in person, head to McKenna BMW soon to take your test drive.

2020 BMW X2Mercedes-Benz GLA
$36,600Starting MSRP*$34,250
228Horsepower208
258 lb.-ft.Torque258 lb.-ft.
6.6 Seconds0-60 mph Acceleration7.2 Seconds
24 City / 32 HighwayGas Mileage (MPG)24 City / 34 Highway
8-Speed AutomaticTransmission7-Speed Automatic
21.6 cu. ft.Cargo Capacity17.2 cu. ft.
50.1 cu. ft.Maximum Cargo Capacity43.6 cu. ft.
8.8"Touchscreen8"
Standard FeatureBuilt-In NavigationAvailable Upgrade

*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.