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2019 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2019 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Few SUVS can match up to the splendor of the 2019 INFINITI QX30. Its distinctive style, sophisticated interior, excellent handling and array of trim options make it irresistible to many buyers. But how does it stack up against the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLA Class, an SUV that has garnered praise due to its lovely handling and ultra-comfortable interior?

Design & Style

The Mercedes Benz GLA masterfully merges the crossover SUV with a hatchback, a feat that few designers outside of Germany could have accomplished. Its suspension is higher than many Mercedes sedans, with a roof that is short with pillars that are angled steeply down to a body that is well sculpted. It has wheels 18 inches in size with LED headlights and a prominent grille which showcases the company’s famous symbol. Interior surfaces are covered in carbon fiber, leather, aluminum or wood, with a cockpit which is similar to previous editions. The interior of the INFINITI QX30 is also well designed with upscale materials such as nappa leather and matte wood. The exterior is eye catching as well, with trim options that come in Luxury, Sport and Premium.

Technology & Safety

The QX30 is highly regarded when it comes to the many safety features it has. Just a few of them include 7 airbags, surround view, warnings when departing lanes, cruise control which is adaptive, emergency automatic brakes, and blind area monitoring. Within the cabin passengers will be treated to seven inch touch screens, climate control which is automated and dual zone, infotainment, keyless ignition and front seats that can be power adjusted. Mercedes has always been praised for the safety countermeasures within their vehicles, and the GLA is no exception. It has frontal collision notifications, surround view, parking assistance which is automated and all-wheel drive. Inside it has amenities fit for royalty, some of which including leather upholstery, keyless ignition, Bluetooth support, a sunroof and compatibility for smartphones.


The Mercedes-Benz GLA offers potent performance for the price, with base models being equipped with a turbo 4, 2 liter engine that gives it 208 horsepower with 258 pounds of torque, allowing it to go from zero to sixty in about seven seconds.  The INFINITI QX30 comes with an inline 4, 2 liter engine that also provides 208 horsepower with 258 pound of torque, giving it the same performance as the GLA.

The Bottom Line

The QX30 and GLA are tied when it comes to performance, and many would say the same regarding looks and interior amenities. However, upon closer inspection, the rear seats of the Mercedes-Benz GLA are more cramped, its visibility isn’t as good, and the AMG can become very pricey when extras are thrown in, so the INFINITI QX30 naturally becomes a better choice over the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX30 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2019 INFINITI QX30 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York, and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX30 test drive appointment.

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