2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

When you’re in the market for a small luxury SUV, expectations are high. You want versatility, comfort, style, and fuel efficiency, to name just a few. And every once in a while, a vehicle comes along that surpasses your expectations on every front.

For the small luxury SUV segment, that’s the 2018 INFINITI QX30. This vehicle will not only check off all the boxes — it’ll deliver unbeatable value. To prove it, let’s take a look at how it compares to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV.


Performance

2018 QX30

  • Base engine: 2.0L turbocharged I4 w/ aluminum block and heads w/ idle start/stop*
  • Transmission: 7-speed double clutch automatic
  • Maximum horsepower: 208 @ 5,500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 258 lb.-ft. @ 1,200-4,400 rpm
  • Drive type: Available w/ front-wheel drive and Intelligent all-wheel drive
  • Fuel economy: 24 city mpg/33 highway mpg

2018 GLA

  • Base engine: 2.0L I4 turbo w/ Direct Injection*
  • Transmission: 7G-DCT dual-clutch 7-speed w/ shift paddles
  • Maximum horsepower: 208 @ 5,500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 258 lb.-ft. @ 1,250-4,000 rpm
  • Drive type: Available w/ front-wheel drive and 4MATIC® variable-torque all-wheel drive
  • Fuel economy: 24 city mpg/33 highway mpg

 

Features

2018 QX30

  • Around View® monitor w/ moving object detection: Available
  • Basic warranty: 48 months/60,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty: 72 months/70,000 miles
  • Corrosion/perforation warranty: 84 months/unlimited miles
  • Roadside assistance: 48 months/unlimited miles
  • MSRP: Over $3,000 less than the 2018 GLA

2018 GLA

  • Around View® monitor w/ moving object detection: Available
  • Basic warranty: 48 months/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty: 48 months/50,000 miles
  • Corrosion/perforation warranty: 48 months/unlimited miles
  • Roadside assistance: 48 months/50,000 miles
  • MSRP: Over $3,000 more than the 2018 QX30

 

Dimensions

2018 QX30: Base Trim

  • Wheelbase: 106.3”
  • Length: 174.2”
  • Width: 82”
  • Curb weight: 3,280 lb.
  • Headroom: 38.41” in front; 37.5” in rear
  • Legroom: 41.3” in front; 33.5” in rear
  • Maximum cargo volume: 34 cu. ft.

2018 GLA: 250 Trim

  • Wheelbase: 106.3”
  • Length: 173.9”
  • Width: 79.6”
  • Curb weight: 3,296 lb.
  • Headroom: 38.4” in front; 35.4” in rear
  • Legroom: 40.2” in front; 27.1” in rear
  • Maximum cargo volume: 43.6 cu. ft.

 

* All specifications below (transmission, maximum horsepower, maximum torque, and fuel economy) are for this engine, not any other available engines on this model.