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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA


2019 Lexus UX

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. 2019 Lexus UX

As one of the brand’s first generation of crossovers, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a show-stealer in both luxury features and quality performance. There are only few notable changes since it was first introduced in 2015 but every significant refresh improves it both in style and strength.

One of the rivals of the GLA is the 2019 Lexus UX. This compact crossover is elegant and appealing to the younger demographics. It is less athletic in performance but it does have high ratings in terms of reliability. Here is a comprehensive review of the two vehicles to see why the GLA is an unbeatable car in the luxury crossover segment.

Design & Style

The styling cues of the GLA are founded on the A-Class. It is taller than most hatchbacks but the body is more sculpted. There are steeply angled roof pillars that balanced the well-defined shape. The interior layout is well-organized and gave the cabin a roomier atmosphere.

The UX has a playful and adventurous styling. It has an hourglass-shaped spindle grille and a hood that gives the car an illusion of length. The cabin is busy with plenty of details. Its most distinguishable feature is the deep dashboard that gives the driver a unique view.

Technology & Safety

The best thing about the GLA’s infotainment is that it is equipped with advanced yet easy to use features. There are also plenty of options in terms of add-ons so you can take full control in both the audio and navigation systems’ functions. There are standard driver aids and optional active safety features too.

The infotainment system of the UX has a confusing user interface. This makes it frustrating to use and may pose a risk when driving.


Even the performance of the GLA is customizable. The base engine can deliver up to 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Higher performing trims have a 375 hp engine and sportier capabilities. The AMG® GLA 45 has a sport-tuned suspension, sport exhaust, and 19-inch wheels. The nicely-weighted steering is great both on city and mountain roads.

Lexus are not too particular on the UX’s performance. The base engine is only able to give up to 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. It builds power evenly but it tends to get weaker as it accelerates. Handling is also uninspiring, to say the least.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Lexus UX may be a luxury vehicle but it seriously needs to improve on a lot of things to be in the same league of established premium brands. This is why this subcompact ranks low in the ranks. It is so unlike the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA that is not only appealing but also delivers a noteworthy performance and has plenty of tech upgrades.

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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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