2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Lexus NX Comparison

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Lexus NX

2018 Mercedes-Benz
GLA 250
2018 Lexus NX
Optional N/A
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7-Speed Automated Manual 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Lexus NX

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America has a sweet spot for small, luxurious crossover SUVs that deliver advanced technology, prestige, and advanced safety features. Two leading examples are the Mercedes-Benz GLA the GLA AMG® and the Lexus NX. The GLA is the most affordable Mercedes-Benz SUV, yet it is loaded with premium amenities. Stepping up to the GLA AMG adds an extra dose of performance. The Lexus NX is also a high-quality vehicle, albeit with a polarizing exterior design. We think a series of test-drives will convince you that the Mercedes-Benz vehicles provide more value and performance.


The Mercedes-Benz and Lexus vehicles are available with all- or forward-wheel-drive, except for the AWD-only AMG® GLA 45. The GLA 250 and AMG® GLA 45 are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo I-4 mated to a 7-speed automatic. The GLA 250 develops 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the AMG® GLA 45 comes with 375 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. The Lexus NX has a 2.0-liter turbo I4 matched to a 6-speed automatic delivering 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.


The Mercedes-Benz GLA offers certain features that are either optional or not available on the Lexus NX, including power sunshade for roof, front power memory seats, front dual power lumbar support, in-glass radio antenna, electronic trunk lid, remote decklid release, front airbag deactivation via child seat detection system, remote trunk release, locking fuel filler cap, auto-dimming rearview mirror, memory adjustable exterior mirrors, rain sensor wipers, halogen headlights (AMG®) and rear fog lights (AMG®).

AMG Dynamic Plus Package

The optional Dynamic Plus Package is exclusive to AMG®. On the GLA45 AMG® SUV, the package includes AMG® Ride Control, which is a sport suspension with 2-stage damping, AMG® Limited Slip Front Differential to prevent front-wheel slip, a higher top speed of 167 mph before the electronic limiter kicks in, and Race Mode which minimizes stability control for the most direct response on a race track.

We invite you to visit our Mercedes-Benz dealership to test-drive the 2018 GLA family of SUVs. You will receive the most attentive customer service in our elegant showroom, so contact us today.

* Based on year model EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.