The 2021 Lexus NX or the 2021 Mercedes GLA? With Standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, an available Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor, and a Premium Surround Sound Audio System, the 2021 NX raises the bar for its category.

But, the 2021 Mercedes GLA also has lots to offer if you find yourself in the market for a well-rounded SUV luxury vehicle. Let's take an in-depth comparison between the Lexus NX and Mercedes GLA.


From the high performance and fuel efficiency of its hybrid to the available adaptive suspension on its F SPORT, the NX is exhilaration, evolved. From the powerful NX 300 to higher-performance F SPORT models, this is a visceral driving experience, delivered. With a dynamic suspension and an available adaptive F SPORT suspension inspired by the LC, this is the most responsive NX yet.

The Lexus NX features 235 horsepower compared to the GLA's 221, while both vehicles offer a 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder turbo charged engine.

 When competing against popular brands such as Mercedes,  Lexus-first innovations and class-leading features push comfort and convenience even further. The Lexus NX offers a Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor that raises and lowers with a simple kick of your foot beneath the concealed sensor. Inside, available heated and ventilated front seats provide customized comfort, while available class-leading power-folding and -reclining rear seats take amenities to another level.


The 2021 NX F Sport doesn't just look the part - it feels it. From its aggressive exterior styling, to deeply bolstered front sport seats that hug you through the turns, this luxury crossover brings exhilaration to every drive. Exclusive Circuit Red NuLuxe®12 and Arctic White NuLuxe interior trims boldly reflect its performance roots. And impeccable contrast stitching completes the experience of pure invigoration for all the senses. 

The Mercedes GLA comes standard with a five seat configuration. The driver and front passenger have 8-Way Power Driver and Passenger Seat with 3-Position Memory and 4-Way Lumbar Support. The 2nd row adjustable seatbacks that recline up to 5.5 inches and the center section folds back independently, allowing you to fit longer items between the rear passengers. 


The 2021 NX, awarded a Five Star Overall Vehicle Score for Exceptional Safety by the NHTSA, offers a multitude of features. With the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 leading the way, this model features a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Road Sign Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Intelligent High Beams. 

Based on the model package of the 2021 Mercedes GLA, its features include Adaptive Braking Technology like Active Brake Assist, Cruise Control, Hill Start Assist, and Rearview Camera, as well as Emergency Call Service that can automatically call for help when air-bags are deployed or by the push of a button while in an emergency. The GLB also has packages for Driver-Assistance, Exterior Lighting, and Parking Assistance. 



For more information on the NX or any of our Lexus models please reach out to our team at Lexus of Colorado Springs, where we will be happy to assist.

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