2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs BMW X1 Charlottesville VA

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB
Features & Specs
2020 BMW X1
7.9 in.
Ground clearance
7.2 in.
111.4 in.
105.1 in.
38.1 in.
Rear leg room
37.0 in.
Parking assistance

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB vs BMW X1

Buying a luxury SUV doesn’t have to be a stressful process, filled with confusion, especially in terms of all of the options that are out there to choose from. We want to help simplify the entire process, and that’s why we have broken down the SUV lineup for you and narrowed it down to two of the top competitors. These options include the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB and the 2020 BMW X1. The 2020 GLB is all new, and is available in both front- and all-wheel drive. This SUV also features a roomy interior, standard Apple CarPlay, an optional 3rd-row seat, and run-flat tires. The 2020 X1 tries to keep up with impressive handling, plenty of passenger space, a now-standard 8.8-inch infotainment display, and new front and rear styling. Keep reading down below to find out which SUV to purchase!

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Power & Handling

Underneath the hood of the GLB is one standard engine. This engine enables you to get the sporty power you need to make sure that you are never without. This engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which is capable of producing 221 horsepower and around 258 pound-feet of torque. While front-wheel drive is standard, you can also opt for all-wheel drive. These are great numbers, and should give you the confidence you need to get where you need to go with little problem. The availability of AWD makes sure that you can handle even the worst weather environments.

2020 BMW X1 Power & Handling

There is one engine that you can find with the BMW X1. This engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, which can output 228 horsepower and around 258 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, although all-wheel drive is also available. We are still much more comfortable dealing with the Mercedes-Benz GLB, which has the reliability we are looking for in a powertrain. The competition is close.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Features & Design

Power isn’t the only way that the Mercedes-Benz GLB maintains its superiority. This vehicle has a great number of standard features. You’ll find a power liftgate, a multifunction steering wheel, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, dual-zone climate control, power front seats, a voice-activated MBUX infotainment system, and a Dynamic Select drive-mode selector. Some optional features include blind-spot assist, a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel, power-folding side mirrors, active cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-change assist, and lane-keep assist.

2020 BMW X1 Features & Design

To try and keep up when it comes to standard and available features, the X1 has its own lineup of features to choose from. Some of the standard features here include cruise control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power tailgate, push-button ignition, 18-inch wheels, an 8.8-inch display screen, and forward-collision warning. Some optional features include a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, leather interior, a motion-activated liftgate, and adaptive cruise control.


While the competition here is close, thanks to the overall styling and capabilities of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB, it is the clear winner. The X1 puts up quite the fight, but it can’t overcome all of the features and power found with the GLB. Stop by our dealership today to check out all of the great models we have available on our lot.