The all-new 2017 INFINITI QX30 and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 are similar vehicles. In fact, INFINITI teamed up with Mercedes to make the QX30. The 2017 INFINITI QX30 features the same chassis, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and transmission as the GLA 250. Some of the technology and other components also came from the GLA 250. We went ahead and drove both vehicles to see what the big differences were.
From the driver’s seat, a lot of the functionality of the vehicles feels and looks the same. Both cars have the seat adjustments located on the door, where they are in most Mercedes-Benz models. The front seat sits a little bit low, so it can be difficult to see out the back and monitor the blind-spots. Both vehicles have backup cameras, though. That’s a big must in both the QX30 and the GLA to help you.
2017 INFINITI QX30
In the QX30, some of the different features ended up being our favorite. The integrated touch screen with navigation quickly made it to the top of our list. It looks great and fits right into the dash, perfectly. And on that screen, you’ll find the all-around vehicle camera view. It goes right along with the park assist and back up camera, but you get a bird’s eye view of what’s around your vehicle. This is super helpful if you’re in a parking lot or anywhere with a lot of vehicles around you.
The piece we couldn’t overlook about this car: the color! Liquid Copper looks gorgeous on the 2017 INFINITI QX30, it ends up looking almost like a rose gold color in some light. Check out the pictures to get a feel for this unique color.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
Our favorite features in the GLA include the auto-unlock features when you open the door from the inside. If you pull on the handle, the door with unlock for you. It’s a very intuitive system that makes a huge difference when you’re hands are full. The trunk also features an automatic open and close feature. With the press of a button either on the key fob or the door itself, the trunk will open and close automatically. Again, this is really helpful when you have an arm-full of groceries or a child you can’t put down. The Mercedes-Benz is definitely there to make your life a little easier.
Our absolute favorite part of the GLA, though, is the feel of it. From behind the wheel, this vehicle feels very solid and as you drive it feels as though it hugs the road. Every curve is a joy to go around because of how the GLA leaves you feeling in control.