Comparison - Kia Sorento Hybrid 2021 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC 300 4MATIC 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
36,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
$
45,200
Updated: 
05 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Platinum Graphite
#61656A
Steel Gray
#ADB0B3
Snow White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Silky Silver
#D7D7D7
Aurora Black
#141414
Runway Red
#F21A27
Gravity Blue
#273A5B
Color: 
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9
Designo Selenite Grey Magno
#4A4E51
Graphite Grey Metallic
#4A4C53
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
Mojave Silver Metallic
#757577
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Cirrus Silver Metallic
#A7AAB3
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
Black
#000000
Polar White
#D1D5CB

Electric

Motors: 
AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
Top Speed: 
124mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Kia Sorento crossover SUV strikes out in a new styling direction, and brings hybrid and plug-in models along for the adventure.

PROS
More expressive
Available hybrid powertrains
Bigger interior
More square inches of touchscreen

CONS
What’s with the door tooth?
Third-row seat’s very, very small
More noise
More hard plastic in the cabin

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Sorento is all new for 2021, with a starting price that's $2450 higher than last year. Its boxier proportions and bolder styling mark a stark departure from the curvier and softer appearance of the outgoing Sorento. In addition to riding on an all-new platform that's bigger inside and out, the new Sorento adds a hybrid powertrain as well as an eventual plug-in variant.We like the EX trim level. It's pricier than the bottom two models, but it comes standard with the more powerful 281-hp turbo-four. It also has nicer amenities than the S trim below it that include leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, remote start, and snazzier styling such as 18-inch wheels and black exterior accents.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021, Mercedes gifts the GLC lineup with more standard features and more standalone options. A passive hands-free entry as well as a self-parking function and rear cross-traffic alert are now included on every model. Automatic high-beam assist and a 360-degree camera system are now available separately on a GLC300 without being bundled as part of a package.

Pros
Quiet and refined,
gorgeous and spacious interior,
more space inside than a C-Class.

Cons
Lacks driving verve,
limited cargo space,
most driver assists aren't standard should you want them.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.

Pros
Great looks
AMG’s unbridled performance
Comfortable ride and interior
Good rear seat room
Good active safety features

Cons
Top prices approach $100,000
Compromised outward vision in coupes
Small rear doors in coupes

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class's #3 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 8.2 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Potent engine lineup
Posh, comfortable interior
Surefooted handling
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Coupe models have cramped rear seats and cargo area
Higher starting price than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
39.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
35.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
177hp
at 5 500rpm
255hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.90Feet
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: 
yes
yes
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, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Gear Shift Handle
Front, Rear And 3rd Row Cupholders
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Adaptive Cruise Control
Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.40in
183.30in
Width: 
74.80in
74.80in
Height: 
56.90in
64.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
5.00in
Front Track: 
64.80in
63.80in
Rear Track: 
65.10in
Wheel Base: 
110.80in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
37.80
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
37.30in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.50cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
19.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.80degrees
29.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.10degrees
23.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3999.00lbs
3977.00lbs

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 Door Locks
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Smart Power Tailgate
Outside Mirrors, Power-Adjustable and Heated
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
2-Way Power Lumbar Support Driver's Seat
4-Way Adjustable Passenger Seat
Heated Front Seats
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
One-Piece Folding Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Independent, Multi-link
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear Air Conditioning Vents
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8.0-inch Touch-Screen
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
6 Speaker
USB Charging Outlet, Front Console (2),2nd Row (3),3rd Row (2)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
10.25-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay
wireless charging
Memory Card Slot
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Sport Body Styling
Front Grille, Dark Hyper Silver
Roof Rails, Low Profile Satin Chrome
Outside Mirrors, Body-Color
Mirror-Mounted LED Turn Signal Indicators
Panoramic Sunroof w/ Power Sunshade
Privacy Glass
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
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: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
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
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
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: 
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
Safe Exit Assist (SEA) with Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
Parking Distance Warning (PDW), Forward & Reverse
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) w/ Parallel Exit Assist
Rear View Monitor w/ Dynamic Parking Guidance
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist (FCA) w/ Cyclist Detection and Junction Turning
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Auto Delay Off Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
AMG® Line
Driver Assistance Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
AMG® Line W/Night Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars
Mud Guards
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Wheel Locks
Side Step Bars
Transverse Panels, Illuminated
Tow Hitch
Bumper Applique Texture
19" 10-Spoke Wheels
19" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Illuminated Star
Spare Tire
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Rear Chrome Trim
20" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG® Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Surround View System
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
LED Logo Projectors
19" 5-Spoke Wheels
Body-Color Roof Spoiler
20" AMG® Y 5-Spoke Staggered Wheels
18" 5-Spoke Wheels
19" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
Heat And Noise-Insulating Front Side Glass
HANDS-FREE ACCESS
20" AMG® Multispoke Wheels
Front Chrome Trim
Carbon-Style Mirror Housings
19" 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Panorama Roof
Interior Options: 
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
EC Mirror W/HomeLink
Cargo Net
Rear Seat Entertainment
Cargo Mat, Carpeted W/Seatback Protection
Cargo Tray, Folding
Head-Up Display
Ventilated Front Seats
MBUX Interior Assistant
Burmester Surround Sound System
12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster Display
Heated Steering Wheel
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
3-Position Memory For Passenger Seat
Dashcam
Heated Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#262627
Grey, leatherette
#A19F9D
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#000000
Magma Grey/Black, leather
#50535B
Magma Grey/Black, leatherette
#50535B
Silk Beige/Black, leather
#B3A29F
AMG Line Saddle Brown, leather
#7D554A
AMG Line Cranberry Red/Black, leatherette
#843A3D
AMG Black MB-Tex, leatherette
#10131B
AMG Saddle Brown MB-Tex, leatherette
#7D554A
Silk Beige Black, leatherette
#B3A29F
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa, premium leather
#C1C4C6
AMG Line Cranberry Red/Black, leather
#843A3D
AMG Line Black, leather
#10131B
AMG Line Black, leatherette
#10131B
AMG Line Saddle Brown, leather
#7D554A