Infiniti QX30 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior, Cockpit - Comparison #4

Infiniti QX30 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA: Interior, Cockpit - Comparison #4
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Infiniti QX30 versus Mercedes-Benz GLA

Infiniti's QX30 is new in the United States for 2017 model year, and if you noticed that it just looks like too-similar to Mercedes-Benz GLA Class, then you have a good eye. Production and development of QX30 has been possible thanks to joint venture between Renault-Nissan and Daimler, parent companies of Infinity and Mercedes-Benz respectfully. The two luxury compact crossovers look especially similar from front three-quarter view angle.

Power and Drivetrain

Platform isn't the only thing these two compact crossovers share. They also have the same engine, a 2-liter inline turbo that produces 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. However for GLA45 AMG the engine produces extra 167 hp. Both models have the same 7-speed automatic transmission and are offered with front- or all-wheel drive systems.


Sharing the same platform in most cases means exact same wheelbase, which we have here for both spanning 106.3 inches. GLA's non-AMG model is a bit shorter, sits lower, and is narrower than the QX30.


Starting price for Infiniti QX30 is $29,950, which is about $3k less than Mercedes-Benz GLA's $32,850. QX30 is offered in four trims, the most expensive of which, QX30 Sport can push the base MSRP to $38,500.

Specification Comparison

2017 Infiniti QX302017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
  • Base SUV
  • Luxury SUV
  • Premium SUV
  • Sport SUV
  • GLA250 SUV
MSRP$29,950 - $38,500$32,850 - $34,850
Engine2.0L Inline-4 Turbo2.0L Inline-4 Turbo
Power208 hp208 hp
Torque258 lb-ft258 lb-ft
Transmission7-Speed Automatic7-Speed Automatic
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Front Wheel Drive
0 to 60 mph-7.1 - 7.2 sec
Fuel Consumption
MPG (City / Comb. / Hw.)21 - 24 / 25 - 27 / 30 - 33 24 - 25 / 27 - 29 / 32 - 35
Tank Capacity13.2 - 14.8 gal13.2 gal
Exterior Dimensions
Width82.0 in79.6 in
Width w/o Mirrors-71.0 in
Length174.2 in173.9 in
Height58.1 - 60.2 in60.0 in
Min. Ride Height6.1 - 8.0 in-
Wheelbase106.3 in106.3 in
Interior Dimensions
First Row Leg Room41.3 in40.2 in
First Row Head Room38.4 in38.4 in
First Row Shoulder Room54.8 in56.0 in
First Row Hip Room52.1 in-
Second Row Leg Room33.5 in27.1 in
Second Row Head Room37.5 in35.4 in
Second Row Shoulder Room53.1 in53.2 in
Second Row Hip Room49.0 in-

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