2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Acura RDX vs Lexus NX

Drivers seeking an entry level compact luxury crossover are looking for premium features and authentic quality. In this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Acura RDX vs Lexus NX comparison, we are looking at a few of the pint-sized options available on the market today that still deliver premium value and luxury features that commuters crave.

Each of these compact luxury crossovers offer the tall driving position of an SUV with the maneuverable dimensions of a small car. Efficiency-conscious commuters may be especially attracted to the fuel-sipping sensibilities of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 can deliver up to 24 mpg in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway*, which means savings on fuel and reduced emissions. There is also a model outfittee with the elite 4MATIC® all-wheel drive* system. Whether drivers want to drive green or pay less at the fuel-pump this can mean good news.

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  2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 2017 Acura RDX 2017 Lexus NX
Starting MSRP $32,850 $37,170 $35,285
Mileage (city/highway) 24/33 mpg 19/27 mpg 22/28 mpg
Base Engine 2.0-L 4-cylinder 3.5-L V-6 2.0-L 4-cylinder
Seating MB-Tex Leatherette NuLuxe Leatherette Leatherette

Safety features on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA

In this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Acura RDX vs Lexus NX comparison, the Mercedes-Benz crossover offers other premium advantages. In the grand scheme of things the standard remote start on this model may not turn heads, but certain key safety features are also standard on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA that are at best only available on other models. Some of these include ATTENTION ASSIST® (which informs drivers if they are getting drowsy) and Active Brake Assist, which helps watch the road for possible collisions, and will help drivers brake as necessary. These standard features can make a big safety difference for drivers and passengers.

Any of the compact luxury crossovers in this comparison can offer value to the consumer. Features like parking assistance and luxurious interior can make drivers and passengers feel at home. However, we like the premium standard features, and unquestionable quality that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA brings to the road. For more information on this comparison, or this model in Merriam KS, contact a member of the Aristocrat Motors sales team who specializes in Mercedes-Benz models.


*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

*MSRP for a 2017 GLA includes transportation charge. Excludes all options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary.

*EPA estimated 33 MPG highway, 24 MPG city with 14.8 - gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

red 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA seen from the rear
infotainment system in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Open doors of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA
overhead view of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA