The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace and 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA are formidable entries in the luxury compact SUV segment. However, choosing between the two can be difficult. Both of these SUVs deliver impressive performance, comfort, practicality, and safety, but the E-Pace has an edge over the GLA in certain departments. Here is a comparison between these two outstanding SUVs.



The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace has a significantly more powerful base engine than the 2018 Mercedes GLA. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder serves up 246 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, while the GLA's 2.0-liter four-cylinder is rated at 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is optional on the Mercedes but standard on the Jaguar.

Both the E-Pace and GLA deliver a comfortable and confident ride on most paved surfaces. Their exceptional agility and easy maneuverability enable them to negotiate acute turns and tight quarters with ease. However, the Jaguar is slightly more stable because its average track is 2.5 inches wider in front and 2.6 inches wide at the rear. In addition, it offers better off-road capability than the GLA thanks to a 1.6-inch advantage in minimum ground clearance. Also, the E-Pace has a towing capacity of 3,968 pounds while the GLA is not supposed to be used for towing, according to Mercedes-Benz.

Luxury and Convenience

The Jaguar E-Pace and Mercedes-Benz GLA both have a comfortable, refined, and well-equipped cabin. However, the former is slightly roomier with 0.4 inches more legroom and 0.8 inches more headroom in the front row, and 8 inches more legroom and 2.8 inches more headroom in the second row. As such, you can expect it to provide a comfortable and relaxing ride on long road trips.

Additionally, the Jaguar can accommodate a lot more cargo with 24.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats and 52.7 cubic feet behind the front seats. The GLA, on the other hand, only offers 17.2 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 43.6 cubic feet with those seats folded.

If you opt for the E-Pace, you will get a number of optional comfort and convenience features that are unavailable in the GLA. These features include heated windshield washer nozzles, heads-up display, heated rear seats, air-conditioned seats, and heated steering wheel.

Safety and Security

The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace provides better protection in collisions than the 2018 Mercedes GLA because it is 578 to 879 pounds heavier. It also comes with power child-safety locks, smart side airbags, whiplash reduction system, and an optional cross-path warning system, all of which are absent in the GLA.


The Jaguar E-Pace offers a five-year or 60,000-mile basic warranty that covers the whole SUV and provides 24-hour roadside assistance. The Mercedes GLA, on the other hand, comes with a four-year or 50,000-mile basic warranty. Also, the Jaguar's six-year corrosion warranty expires one year later than the Mercedes'.

When you are choosing between the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA, you should take your budget and needs into consideration. Both SUVs are a good investment, but the E-Pace has more to offer in terms of ride comfort, convenience, and safety.

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