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Compare the All-New 2018 BMW X2 to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA in Charleston to Put These Pint-Sized Performers to the Test

BMW's 2018 X2 is an all-new addition to the growing and popular lineup of Sports Activity Coupes available in Charleston. It's a surprising and wild new option, styled in a design language that's different from anything we've seen from this brand in the last few years: the BMW kidney grille has been inverted, roundels have been dotted all around the vehicle, and the BMW X2 looks like the perfect balance between high-riding coupe and capable SUV.

A top competitor--in price, power, and style--to the all-new BMW X2 is the well-equipped and sporty 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 and GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV. Compare the two here to see which commuter-ready, track-inspired, and urban-friendly compact crossover will be right for you.

2018 BMW X2 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

  • The BMW X2 costs slightly more at MSRP than the GLA, but you get more for your money
  • Standard power for the 2018 BMW X2 comes from a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine, good for 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque
  • Standard power for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 comes from a 2.0-liter turbo four, as well, making only 208 horsepower
  • The 2018 BMW xDrive28i is equipped with standard xDrive all-wheel drive
  • The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 offers available 4MATIC® all-wheel drive

  • The agile new BMW X2 has a 0 - 60 time of 6.6 seconds--the GLA? A whopping 7.2 seconds for 2WD models and 7.1 seconds for AWD models
  • The Mercedes-Benz GLA lineup does offer an available AMG-tuned model (AMG GLA 45) but its 375 horsepower will cost you more than $50,000--before you even consider features
  • Cargo capacity comparisons aren't even close: the BMW X2 offers 21.6 cubic feet to the GLA's 17.2 cu. ft. and up to 50.1 cubic feet to the GLA's mere 41.8 cu. ft. of total available cargo space
  • Ground clearance for the 2018 GLA 250 is just 5.3 inches--for the 2018 BMW X2, it's 7.2 inches
  • The well-equipped and intelligent BMW X2 offers more tech and safety features on comparable models in the Mercedes-Benz GLA lineup