Comparison - Hyundai Kona SEL Plus 2020 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300 2019

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Average Price: 
$
25,150
Updated: 
05 Oct 2019
$
42,700
Updated: 
02 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Chalk White
#F8FAFA
Sonic Silver
#C4CDD4
Thunder Grey
#767C84
Pulse Red
#BC0001
Surf Blue
#5C94D3
Ultra Black
#141314
Sunset Orange
#FD6244
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
Mojava Silver Metallic
#757577
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Hyundai Kona comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.Adaptive cruise control added to top-trim Kona Ultimate.Small changes to standard and optional equipment.

PROS
Optional turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration
Nimble handling makes it enjoyable to drive
Lots of features for your money

CONS
Weak base engine
Gear shifts from the turbocharged engine's transmission are often unrefined
Interior is trimmed with a lot of hard plastic panels

By: 
edmunds.com

A few high-end features trickle down to the new mid-range SEL Plus model for 2020. Previously only available on the top-spec Ultimate, the SEL Plus comes with a 4.2-inch color display located between the two analog gauges and a wireless charging pad for smartphones. The auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink is now standard on both the Limited and Ultimate models as well as a new orange interior accent kit that automatically is added to either trim if the Sunset Orange or Ultra Black exterior colors are chosen.

Pros
Standout styling, punchy turbo four, packed with features.

Cons
Tight cargo space, numb steering.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Hyundai Kona is an eyeful, but has nearly everything crossover buyers want in a city-friendly package.

Pros
Smart and stylish cabin
Standard active safety tech
Great infotainment system
Decent fuel economy
EV version available

Cons
Overwhelming styling
Lackluster acceleration
Unrefined dual-clutch transmission
Small-ish back seat and cargo hold
Price on top-end models

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class uses a plush ride and a lush cabin to captivate crossover crowds—and trumps it all with the AMG card.

Pros
Cabinet-grade interior (agency or furniture)
Choose your body
Choose your engine
Burmester audio thrills
Doesn’t cut short on technology

Cons
Expensive safety options
It’s not a Coupe, it’s just less useful
Numb steering (GLC 300)
Rivals have diesel, plug-ins

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.Heated front seats and a household power outlet are now standard.Off-Road Engineering package and tri-zone climate control now available.

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

CONS
Technology interface isn't always easy to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class ranked #4 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy, sophisticated cabin
Plenty of features
Smooth ride

Cons
Small cargo capacity in coupe models
Infotainment system has a learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
27.00mpg
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: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 6 200rpm
241hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
38.70Feet

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: 
no
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
164.00in
183.30in
Width: 
70.90in
74.40in
Height: 
61.60in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
5.00in
Front Track: 
61.90in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
Wheel Base: 
102.40in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
37.80
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
34.60in
37.30in
Front Hip Room: 
53.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.50in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.80cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.20cu.ft
19.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3084.00lbs
4001.00lbs

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: 
Heated Mirrors
Power adjustable exterior mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
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: 
Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Infinity Premium Brand Speakers
8 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In.
18 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
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
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
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
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Brake Drying

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Cargo Package
Leather Seating Package
AMG Line
Exterior Lighting Package
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Multimedia Package
Off-Road Engineering Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Bicycle Rack Mount
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
LED Headlamps and Taillamps
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards W/Rubber Studs
19" 5-Spoke Wheels
Panorama Roof
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Blocks
Cargo Tray
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Burmester Surround Sound System
Head-Up Display
Ski And Snowboard Bag
Rear Seat Entertainment And Comfort Adapter
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
Topstitched MB-Tex Upper Dash Trim
Ventilated Front Seats
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Heated Steering Wheel
3-Zone Climate Control
Smartphone Integration Package
Heated Rear Seats
Ambient Lighting And Illuminated Door Sills

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#1A1A1A
Gray/Black, cloth
#93969C
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
designo Black Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8