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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2019 Lexus NX

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLAvs. 2019 Lexus NX

If you are looking for a luxury SUV, both the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Lexus NX are excellent contenders. However, if you want an SUV with greater fuel economy and a wider selection of convenience and safety features, the GLA outshines the NX. Compare the well-reviewed Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Lexus NX below, then visit Mercedes-Benz of Ontario for a test drive!

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2019 GLA 250

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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 VS 2019 Lexus NX 300
$33,950 Starting MSRP $36,185
33 Highway MPG 28
7-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
Standard Front Power Memory Seats Optional
Standard Front Dual Power Lumbar Support Not Available
Standard Rain Sensing Wipers Optional


2019 Lexus NX: The Lexus NX comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission and earns 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA: The Mercedes-Benz GLA delivers smoother, more responsive handling with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, the GLA is more eco-friendly than the Lexus NX, getting 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.

GLA SUV Exterior
GLA SUV Interior

Comfort and Convenience Features

When comparing the Lexus NX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA 250, Chino and Fontana drivers will notice many similarities inside their respective cabins. Both the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Lexus NX offer a variety of comfort and convenience features, such as cargo area tie-downs, tinted glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a standard 8-speaker sound system. However, only the Mercedes-Benz GLA offers:

  • Standard remote trunk release
  • Standard fuel filler door
  • Standard front dual power lumbar support
  • Standard front power memory seats
  • Standard electronic decklid
  • Optional power sunshade for roof

Safety Features

Drivers can feel more confident driving down Corona roads in the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Compared to the Lexus NX, among other competitors like the BMW X1 and Audi Q3, the GLA offers more safety features and assorted technologies that help optimize the driver’s visibility. Some of these features include:

  • Optional second row side airbags
  • Standard Front Airbag Deactivation via Child Seat Detection System
  • Standard memory adjustable exterior mirrors
  • Standard rain sensing wipers
  • Standard twin complex surface halogen headlights
GLA SUV Safety

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