Comparison - Škoda Kodiaq SE 2017 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 2020

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Average Price: 
33,619
Converted from British pounds
Updated: 
10 Apr 2017
$
36,600
Updated: 
26 Sep 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2020
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
8-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Petrol Blue metallic
#184454
Magnetic Brown metallic
#32150D
Black Magic Pearl Effect
#111111
Business Grey metallic
#AAB1B1
Moon White Metallic
#E5E5E5
Cappuccino Beige Metallic
#857E76
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#C8CCCC
Quartz Grey Metallic
#474144
Color: 
Polar White
#F7F7F7
Night Black
#282D31
Digital White metallic
#E3E3E3
Cosmos Black metallic
#0B1016
Iridium Silver metallic
#9FA0A2
Mountain Grey metallic
#747578
Mojave Silver metallic
#757577
Denim Blue metallic
#11284A
Galaxy Blue metallic
#0F2681
Patagonia Red metallic
#74141C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

There are plenty of seven-seat SUVs to choose from if you've got a large budget, but what if you're looking for something that's got all the space but is more reasonably priced? Well, then the Skoda Kodiaq should be on your shortlist, because its attractive entry-level price certainly makes it appealing to big families looking for value for money.
It's actually Skoda's first ever seven-seater car, and its first large SUV. It shares some of its underpinnings with other VW Group SUVs including the Audi Q2, Seat Ateca and Volkswagen Tiguan, but the larger Kodiaq is more of a rival for the Nissan X-Trail, while the higher-end and pricier versions compete with the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe and even Land Rover's Discovery Sport.
The entry-level versions of the Kodiaq come with five seats as standard, but it’s the seven-seat versions that have by far the most appeal. Engine options range from a 121bhp 1.4 petrol all the way up to a punchy 188bhp 2.0-litre diesel, and there’s also a choice between front and four-wheel drive and manual and automatic (DSG) gearboxes.

By: 
whatcar.com

The Kodiaq is the first seven-seater for the Czech manufacturer, and the start of a rollout of SUV models due to hit showrooms over the next four years.
Kodiaq is named after the Kodiak bear which inhabit the Kodiak islands in Alaska. For some handy dinner table trivia, the car is spelt with a ‘q’ not a ‘k’ as a tribute to Alaska’s native Alutiiq people who identify an animal by ending its name with a ‘q’. That and there’s already a Chevrolet Kodiak and, you know, lawyers.

Pros
Practical, spacious and clever - like a Skoda should be
Comfortable seats, and comfortable ride
Upmarket interior, especially the touchscreen

Cons
Front design perhaps a little awkward
Lacklustre midrange response from both engines
Third row quite tight

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech company’s first seven-seater SUV and a real reason to worry for rival models such as the Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento.
The Kodiaq strikes a good balance when it comes to offering comfort and agility. Well, ‘aglie’ might be too strong a word, but for a car of this size, the big Skoda suffers from little body roll even if you power through corners quickly. More important is the cosseting ride, which you get in all but 19-inch wheeled models. It shields passengers from big bumps and broken road surfaces, with only smaller high-frequency jolts catching the chassis out. We drove a model with 19-inch wheels and although the ride wasn’t uncomfortable, you did feel most bumps in the cabin.

Pros
Superb build quality
Hugely practical interior
Seven-seat option

Cons
Stiff ride with big wheels
Some wind noise at motorway speed
Top-spec diesel noisy

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2020 GLB-Class is the smallest Mercedes that can be equipped with three rows of seats.

Pros
Chunky styling
Lots of tech
Right-sized

Cons
Third row looks tight
Too many Mercedes SUVs?
Bound to be expensive

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Slotting into the narrow space between the GLA-Class and the GLC-Class is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class compact crossover, but this mini-ute pulls its boxier styling from the vaunted GLE- and G-Class SUVs. We saw the concept in April at the Shanghai auto show and Mercedes-Benz unveiled the production model, in all its mini-ute glory, at an event in June; we expect the GLB to be on sale by the end of 2019.Behind the GLB's big, grille-mounted three-pointed star is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 221 horsepower. The engine is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. Mercedes-Benz estimates a zero-to-60-mph time of 6.9 seconds.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Mercedes GLB is an all-new model.Smaller than a GLC but bigger than a GLA.Available third-row seat.Part of the first GLB generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Spacious for both passengers and cargo
Strong overall performance
Exceptional ride and seat comfort
Lots of the latest tech and convenience features

Cons
Not particularly exciting to drive
Options can quickly run the cost up

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
31.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
44.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 5 500rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
148hp
at 6 000rpm
221hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
LIGHT ASSIST
AUTO-DIMMING REAR VIEW MIRROR
SUNSET GLASS
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.90in
182.40in
Width: 
74.10in
72.20in
Height: 
66.00in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.70in
7.90in
Front Track: 
63.20in
Wheel Base: 
109.90in
111.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
22.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3296.00lbs
3638.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Reclining Rear Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL WITH HUMIDITY SENSOR AND CONTROL
RAIN AND LIGHT SENSORS
SUNSET GLASS
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
FOUR ADDITIONAL LOUDSPEAKERS
BOLERO RADIO WITH 6.5" TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY
USB Connection
10.25-inch digital instrument cluster display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
HEADLIGHT WASHERS
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18"
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
AMG Line
Premium Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Driver Assistance Package
Multimedia Package
Night Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Spoiler
LED Logo Projector
Carbon-Style Front Spoiler
Wheel Locks
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Illuminated Star
Body-Color Rear Spoiler
20" AMG Black Multispoke Wheels
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Carbon-Style Mirror Housings
Carbon-Style Rear Spoiler
Rear Chrome Trim
Carbon-Style Side Clading
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Panorama Roof
19" 10-Spoke Wheels W/Matte Black Accents
Interior Options: 
MBUX Interior Assistant
Head-Up Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
3rd-Row Seats
Multicontour Seats
SiriusXM Radio
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
KEYLESS-GO
Heated Steering Wheel
Garage Door Opener
64-Color LED Ambient Lighting W/Illuminated Vents
Heated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Neva Grey/Black, leatherette
#A5ACB4
Bahia Brown, leather
#895338
Black w/Dinamica Inserts and Red Topstitching , leatherette/suede
#000000
Black, leatherette
#000000
Black, leather
#000000
Macchiato Beige, leatherette
#993238
Classic Red/Black, leather
#E2DDDD
Titanium Grey/Black, leather
#71706E