Comparison - Ford Kuga ST- Line 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC300 4MATIC 2017

General

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Ford Kuga 2018 SUV in-depth review | Mat Watson Reviews
2017 Ford Kuga small overlap IIHS crash test
Ford Kuga ST FULL REVIEW test driven 2018/2017 - Autogefühl
Ford Kuga 2018 SUV in-depth review | Mat Watson Reviews
2017 Ford Kuga ST-Line Test - Review - Speed Heads
Mercedes-Benz GLC Class GLC300 2017 review
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d Review | Drive.com.au
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe 2017 Test Drive, In Depth Review
2017 Mercedes GLC Overview
Mercedes-Benz GLC Class GLC300 2017 review
2019 AMG Mercedes GLC 63s Review // Compact SUV with Turbo V8
Mercedes-Benz GLC – AutoWeek Review - English subtitles
Mercedes-Benz GLC review by Autocar India
Average Price: 
39,331
converted from British pound
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
40,606
Updated: 
23 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
no
no
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.85gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Impact Blue Metallic
#788298
Electric Spice Metallic
#AC7027
Ingot Silver Metallic
#8A8788
Magnetic Metallic
#858484
Oxford White
#E3E3E3
Shadow Black
#1D1A1B
Sunset Metallic
#7C0401
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
designo Dakota Brown Magno (matte)
#52331B
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The new Kuga is safer and roomier than before. Less fun, but a better family car

Pros
Safer,
more affordable,
more spacious and more convenient than before

Cons
Not as fun as it used to be. It's grown up and got some proper trousers...

By: 
topgear.com

The Ford Kuga has recently been facelifted to keep it competitive, but its dashboard still lags behind some rivals.With attractive styling, decent practicality and an impressive safety record, the Kuga is a convincing family SUV. It can't quite match the extremely high all-round standards of some of its latest rivals – the SEAT Ateca in particular – but for the right deal it's worth considering.

PROS
Good value and well equipped
Economical diesel engines
Spacious interior

CONS
Too many buttons inside
Outshone by several rivals
Inferior automatic gearboxes

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

In the highly competitive compact luxury SUV segment, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is definitely worth your consideration. It combines a practical size, strong performance and a luxurious cabin with a long list of optional amenities.The existing Mercedes-Benz GLC300 comes off its debut year with a minor shuffling of features. The big news is the addition of the high-performance AMG GLC 43, with a potent V6 engine.

Pros
Balance of comfort and performance makes it an appealing daily driver
Solid fuel efficiency from the standard four-cylinder engine
Plenty of room for adult-sized passengers in back
Elegant design inside and out gives it a true luxury appearance.

Cons
Technology interface isn't always easy to use
Only one four-cylinder engine offered unless you step up to the ultra-high-performance AMG model.

By: 
edmunds.com

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
Complementing the automaker's C-Class sedan, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is a well thought-out compact crossover that offers its own swoopy styling and attractive range of engines.

Pros
Spacious, attractive interior
Wide range of engine and body choices
"Coupe" bodystyle is unique
Comprehensive available safety features

Cons
Safety features come at a price
"Coupe" loses some practicality
Base GLC300 can feel numb
Diesel model delayed (again)

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class ranks 3 out of 14 Luxury Compact SUVs. If you're looking for refinement – both inside and out – you'll want to look at the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC. This polished luxury compact SUV comes with more standard features than many of its competitors and has a handsome interior that emphasizes simple elegance.

Pros
Comfortable, elegant interior
Abundance of standard and optional safety features
Quiet, refined ride

Cons
Below-average cargo capacity behind rear seats

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
467ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
238hp
at 5 500rpm
241hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
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
no
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: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
178.10in
183.30in
Width: 
72.40in
74.40in
Height: 
67.00in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.90in
Front Track: 
61.50in
63.80in
Rear Track: 
61.60in
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.90in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
37.80
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
Front Leg Room: 
43.10in
40.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
57.30in
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
52.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
37.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
67.10cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
34.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3500.00lbs
4001.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Digital keypad power door locks
Power mirrors
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Cloth
10 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Rear floor mats
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Radio data system
355 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
17
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Steel wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Full wheel covers
Null tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
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: 
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Dual front and dual rear with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Blind Spot Assist
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Vehicle Alarm notification
Turn signal mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 301A
Equipment Group 300A
Leather Seating Package
Premium 1 Package
Advanced Parking Assist Package
Sport Package
Night Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Platinum White Leather Package
Premium 2 Package
Premium 3 Package
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards
Power Panorama Roof
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Wheel Locking Nuts
19" Bright Machined Alloy Luster Nickel Wheels
Trailer Tow Class II
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
19" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Panorama Roof
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
Rear Spoiler
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke (Grey)
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke (Black)
LED Headlamps and Taillamps
18" 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Multispoke (Black)
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Grille Star
Interior Options: 
Tonneau Cover
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Area Protector
Navigation System w/Sony Branded MyFord Touch
Heated Front Seats
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats
Air Balance
SiriusXM Radio
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Head-Up Display
Touchpad Controller
Garmin Map Pilot
COMAND Hard-drive Navigation w/ 8.4" Screen
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal Black, cloth
#3E3E3E
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
Espresso Brown/Black, leather
#49433E
Espresso Brown/Black, leatherette
#58524D
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
Silk Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BDB0A7
designo Black/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#1D1D1D
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8