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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA


2019 Infiniti QX30

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2019 Infiniti QX30

Most of the Mercedes-Benz cars lineup is introduced to have both stately power and control. The GLA, however, is not like the usual Benz. It is a bit on the rough side, especially with the GLA 250 4MATIC® model. It is equipped with all-weather, light off-road capabilities, which is a very unusual move from the brand.

The Infiniti QX30 is typically a newcomer. It only came out two years ago and it shows. The brand cannot seem to decide whether to market the QX30 as an SUV, a sedan, or a hatchback. It has a bit of everything, to say the least. Here is a comparison of the 2019 Infiniti QX30 to see if it can match the leading vehicle in the small luxury SUV segment.

Design & Style

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA gets only a few updates every model year. The changes are mostly tech and security upgrades that get modernized yearly. For its current design, the new GLA has steeply-angled roof pillars and a prominently sculpted body. For its cabin, the dash features circular vents and an aero-inspired design.

As for the QX30, it has a curvy styling that makes it stand out. It is apparent, though, that the QX30 “borrowed” some of the GLA’s features. In fact, most of the interior is similar to that of the GLA. The only difference is that Infiniti tried to create a modernized version, probably to make the rivals look conservative in design.

Technology & Safety

There is a range of advanced infotainment system features that makes the GLA an entertaining crossover vehicle. Its audio-navigation systems are exceptional and are already decent even at the base model. There are also standard driver aids like automatic emergency braking and a rearview camera.

Even the infotainment system of the QX30 is a copy of the GLA’s. It has an Infiniti software and offers technology and navigation packages. Only *Bluetooth® is available for connectivity since there is no advanced smartphone integration available.


Under the hood of the GLA is an optimized engine for a 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Its performance can be described as sharp and energetic. It can sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds. This is quicker than its close rival, the Audi Q3, and is almost the same with large SUVs.

Predictably, the engine for the base model of the QX30 delivers the same horsepower and torque as the GLA. It even has almost the same acceleration result of 6.9 seconds from 0-60 mph.

The Bottom Line

It is obvious that the 2019 Infiniti QX30 took the GLA as an inspiration from the design down to its engine. The QX30, however, was not able to level itself with the GLA. It failed to surpass the classy aura of the GLA even with its modern design touches. Its tech features are also not enough to match the advancement of the GLA. Finally, its engine may be the same but its overall performance is behind the GLA.

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If you are interested in buying the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA, let Mercedes-Benz of Huntington deliver the best deal in town for you. We serve customers throughout the state and its surrounding regions. Drop by our showroom located in Huntington or call us to pre-book for a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA test drive appointment today!

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