Comparison - Škoda Kodiaq SE 2017 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class AMG GLA45 4MATIC 2017

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Average Price: 
33,619
Converted from British pounds
Updated: 
10 Apr 2017
32,331
Updated: 
22 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.80gals
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: 
Cirrus White
#E7E8E2
Cocoa Brown Metallic
#523F31
Cosmos Black Metallic
#23221E
Jupiter Red
#970802
Kryptonite Green Metallic
#5F9839
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Mountain Grey Metallic
#585657
Night Black
#000000
Polar Silver Metallic
#C1C2BD
South Seas Blue Metallic
#718EA6
designo Mountain Grey Magno
#59545A

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 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class ranks 2 out of 5 Luxury Subcompact SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV offers compact-car-like agility and fuel economy in an upscale package. However, there’s little passenger and storage space – even for a subcompact – and its ride isn't as cushioned as many of its rivals.

Pros
Powerful engines
Outstanding handling
Lavish interior
Class-leading reliability score

Cons
Poor cargo capacity
Small back seats

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a small, luxury compact 'ute that prioritizes "looks" over "feels," or in other words, it's probably perfect for a lot of shoppers.
Mercedes' smallest crossover—if you can call it that—returns this year to challenge our ideas of compact SUVs, performance, and rear seat head room. Offered as a base front-drive GLA250, all-wheel drive GLA250, or top Mercedes-AMG GLA45, the GLA class may follow Mercedes' nomenclature as an SUV, but it's in a class all its own.

Pros
Impressive dynamic driving
Lots of turbo fun
Sporty and small for two
Decent fuel economy
Great options ...

Cons
but they're pricey
$60,000 for a subcompact hatch?
Cramped rear seat

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality is available for both 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class versions this year. Mercedes says the instrument panel has been mildly redesigned, and the 8-inch display screen is thinner than before. The new AMG Dinamica package adds faux-suede upholstery to the GLA 45's steering wheel and dashboard.

Pros
Sporty handling and performance even in the base model
AMG GLA 45's long list of available technology and safety features.

Cons
Ride quality is firm to the point some might object
Road and wind noise is in abundance
Automatic transmission can operate awkwardly in stop-and-go situations
Less cargo capacity than its rivals.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
31.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
44.00mpg
28.00mpg
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
350ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
Horsepower: 
148hp
at 6 000rpm
375hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
no
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
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.90in
175.00in
Width: 
74.10in
71.00in
Height: 
66.00in
58.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.70in
8.00in
Front Track: 
60.90in
Rear Track: 
60.80in
Wheel Base: 
109.90in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
Front Leg Room: 
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
Rear Head Room: 
35.40
Rear leg room: 
27.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
41.80cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3296.00lbs
3457.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
10 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat thigh extension
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leatherette/suede
Sport front seats
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

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
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
FOUR ADDITIONAL LOUDSPEAKERS
BOLERO RADIO WITH 6.5" TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY
USB connection
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
HEADLIGHT WASHERS
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18"
19 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Performance tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake drying
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear integrated headrests
Rearview Camera
Rear Side Airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Blind Spot Assist
Parking Pilot
Vehicle Alarm notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance

Options

Packages: 
Interior Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
AMG DINIMICA Interior Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Convenience Package
AMG Night Styling
AMG Dynamic Plus Package
AMG "Redcut" Exclusive Package
AMG Aerodynamics Package
Exterior Options: 
20" Silver 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel
20" Black 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Red Brake Calipers
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
Panorama Sunroof
AMG Performance Exhaust
20" Tires
Rear Wing Spoiler in Gloss Black
Interior Options: 
Red Seat Belts
Smartphone Integration
Black Headliner
Garmin Map Pilot
Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting
AMG Performance Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system
AMG Illuminated Door Sill Panels
Crystal Grey Headliner
Beige Headliner
AMG Performance Steering Wheel
Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black "Red Cut", leather
#61333E
Black MB-Tex/DINAMICA w/Red Stitching, leatherette/suede
#0B0B0B
Black, leather
#1C1C1C
Nut Brown, leather
#5E524D
Sahara Beige/Black, leather
#B7A99D