|2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA||2015 Lexus NX 200t|
|7-Speed Dual Clutch||Transmission||6-Speed Automatic|
|258 lb.-ft.||Torque||258 lb.-ft.|
|24 city/32 highway||Fuel Economy||21 city/28 highway|
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2015 Lexus NX 200
Both the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Lexus NX 200t are all-new models for the 2015 model year. Naturally, that leads to a lot of curiosity and intrigue from luxury car shoppers. The rapidly growing popularity of compact crossovers in the luxury car realm makes both these models among the most highly anticipated of the year.
Since they have many things in common, consumers will ultimately come across the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA and Lexus NX 200t during their new car searches. We’ll give you a better understanding of the two vehicles by taking a look at some key attributes in our comparison of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2015 Lexus NX 200t.
Luxury crossovers go head-to-head
Nearly every model in the luxury compact crossover segments gets powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and the GLA and NX 200t are no exceptions. The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class’ powertrain yields 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which is comparable to the 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque from Lexus’ crossover. Standard configurations of both models will come with front-wheel drive, however all-wheel drive is available.
Fuel-economy ratings aren’t yet available for the Mercedes-Benz GLA in American markets, however it was rated for 33 mpg in Europe. The Lexus NX 200t is rated for 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with all-wheel drive and most expect the GLA to easily surpass those ratings and be among the most efficient models on the segment.
Of course, the Mercedes-Benz GLA also offers an AMG version, which takes performance to new heights with a 355-horsepower version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from the base model.
Defining Luxury in the Compact Crossover Segment
In terms of standard equipment, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class offers more commodities and conveniences. With 18-inch standard wheels, blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping assist that all require upgrades on the Lexus NX 200t, drivers will have a more impressive luxury experience with the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.
As the luxury compact crossover segment continues to grow, more drivers will be comparing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Lexus NX 200t. While specs and attributes are useful tools for evaluating the two models, getting behind the wheel yourself is the most reliable way to compare the two. Schedule a test drive at Loeber Motors and get behind the wheel of the impressive new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.