2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Lexus NX vs Acura RDX

One common misconception is that a "small" car delivers less quality. While that may be true on some models that are keyed to mere affordability, there is nothing low-quality about the compact crossover vehicles in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Lexus NX vs Acura RDX comparison. Each of these models delivers premium luxury that does their brand proud. But which one is the best for luxury shoppers seeking an attractive commuting or personal transportation vehicle?

In this comparison, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA offers several prime advantages. Not only does it offer the elite engineering that is the hallmark of any Mercedes-Benz, but it comes with certain standard features that the other model in this comparison can't match. While both the 2017 Lexus NX and the 2017 Acura RDX are available with crash avoidance features, only the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA comes standard with Active Brake Assist, which helps drivers watch the road, and will automatically brake if it senses an imminent collision. The 2017 GLA also comes standard with ATTENTION ASSIST®, which will let drivers know if they are getting too drowsy to drive.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Lexus NX vs Acura RDX

  2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 2017 Lexus NX 2017 Acura RDX
Base Engine 2.0-L 4-cylinder 2.0-L 4-cylinder 3.5-L V-6
Starting MSRP $32,850 $35,285 $37,170
Mileage* (city/highway) 24/33 mpg 22/28 mpg 22/28 mpg
Automatic Braking Standard Available Available

Fuel Efficiency on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA

In this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Lexus NX vs Acura RDX comparison, the Mercedes-Benz offers other driver advantages. Remote start is a standard feature, and the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine (rated for 208 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque) offers mileage numbers of up to 24 mpg in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway. Drivers can go green while also enjoy the confident handling and high ride height of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA. The elite 4MATIC® All-Wheel drive system is available, which can offer drivers even more confidence in challenging road conditions.*

Each of the models in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Lexus NX vs Acura RDX comparison comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, phone connectivity, and leatherette interior. Each is also available with leather upholstery. To learn more about this comparison, or the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA in Kansas City MO, contact a member of our sales team today.

*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.

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

rear view of a silver 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA
overhead view of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA with sunroof
red 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA in the sunshine
steering wheel and infotainment of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA