Comparison - Kia Soul EV 2020 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 4MATIC 2020

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

GL-Class

Average Price: 
£
33,795
Updated: 
30 Oct 2019
$
97,800
Updated: 
18 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Neptune Blue with Black Roof
#204A95
Clear White with Red Roof
#EEEFEA
Quartz Black with Red Roof
#131210
Color: 
Iridium Silver Metallic
#B6B5B8
Obsidian Black Metallic
#424242
Selenite Grey Metallic
#868A8D
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#AD2E2E
Emerald Green Metallic
#2E3535
Mojave Silver Metallic
#B0ABAA
Lunar Blue Metallic
#3B4059
Black
#1B1B1B
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#D7DAC7
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#12198F
Polar White
#F9F9F9

Electric

Battery: 
Electric 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery
Full Charge Range: 
280mi
Full Charge Time: 
AC Charge Time (220V) / 31hrs (0% → 100%)-DC Fast Charge Time (100kW) /54mins (0% → 80%)
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
7.60s
Top Speed: 
104mph

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Kia Soul EV is a small electric SUV with a roomy cabin and a good amount of standard equipment but other small electric cars can travel further on a single charge.

Pros
Cheap to run
Funky styling
Well-equipped

Cons
Expensive to buy
Limited electric range
Alternatives have bigger boots

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2021 Kia Soul EV leads the battery charge, fashion first.

Pros
Bigger battery pack
Promise of 200-mile-plus range
Savvy new style
Wide-screen infotainment and displays

Cons
Where will you be able to buy one?
Charge specs TBD

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Kia Soul's #1 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. It was the winner of our 2020 Best Subcompact SUV for the Money award and the winner of our 2019 Best New Cars for Teens award. Currently the Kia Soul has a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo capacity
User-friendly tech features
Comfortable, roomy seats

Cons
Middling interior quality
Rivals are more athletic

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.

Pros
Sublime demeanor
Posh interior
Strong turbocharged engines
Impressive dynamics
AMG, Maybach editions sure to come

Cons
Hefty price
Hefty curb weight
Hefty fuel consumption
Occasional cheap touch

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Sitting atop the Mercedes-Benz SUV hierarchy is the spacious and indisputably luxurious GLS-Class. It's all new for 2020 and it has big shoes to fill—we've named the outgoing GLS-Class to our 10Best Trucks and SUVs list for three straight years—but our first impressions of this new big Benz are very good.

Pros
Tech-rich cabin, spacious in all three rows, refined powertrains.

Cons
Anonymous styling, fussy infotainment system, heavily optioned models carry high price tags

By: 
caranddriver.com

New styling in line with other Mercedes SUVs.Powerful mild hybrid powertrains.Standard adjustable air suspension.All-new third GLS generation launched for 2020.

Pros
MBUX infotainment is outstanding
Tops in comfort and easily seats adults in all three rows
Flexible cargo capacity
Responsive powertrains feel like driving a smaller SUV

Cons
Not as off-road-worthy as some rugged competitors
Somewhat vague steering with large wheels and thin tires
MBUX has a steep learning curve

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Electric
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
Torque: 
291ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
516ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
203hp
at 8 000rpm
483hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
Cam Type: 
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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Charging Indicator on Dashboard
Regenerative Braking Level Controlled by Paddle Shift Mounted on Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Dual Zone Climate Controls - Driver And Passenger
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
165.20in
205.20in
Width: 
70.90in
79.90in
Height: 
63.00in
71.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
Front Track: 
61.60in
65.70in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
67.20in
Wheel Base: 
102.40in
123.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
Rear Head Room: 
40.20
Rear Hip Room: 
60.00in
Rear leg room: 
41.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.00cu.ft
84.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.00cu.ft
17.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5699.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Seatback Pocket (Front Passenger)
Front & Rear Door Storage
Driver's Seat Height Adjuster
Heated Front Seats
8-way Driver's Power Adjustable Seat (Sliding, Reclining, Height Adjustment)
Heated Front Seats
Driver's Seat Power Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Massaging
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: 
Folding center armrest
60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Duct
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Macpherson Strut
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi link
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Single Automatic Air Conditioning (With Driver Only Function)
Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror Illumination (Driver & Front Passenger)
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: 
10.25” color touch screen display
8” Head-Up Display (HUD)
7” TFT cluster display
UVO link connectivity system for remote services
Harman Kardon® Premium Audio
Wireless Smartphone Charger
10-speaker
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Designer Collection with new two-tone colorways
Aerodynamic enhancements such as a full flat underbody tray, Active Air Flap, and aero wheel design
New LED headlights and fog lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17"
21 X 11.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

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
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
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: 
Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)
All-round 3-point Seatbelts
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking
Locking Wheel Nuts
Cornering Lights
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
Adaptive Headlights

Options

Packages: 
E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
Night Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package PLUS
Off-Road Package
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
Silver Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
22” AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Panorama Sunroof
Roof Spoiler
22” AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels
Black Side Cladding
23” AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
21” AMG 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Interior Options: 
Heated 2nd-Row Seats
Head-Up Display
MBUX Interior Assistant
Power 2nd-Row Side-Window Sunshades
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Speed Limit Assist
Heated And Cooled 2nd-Row Cupholder
Black DINAMICA Headliner
Load Sill Protector
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Topstitched MB-Tex Lower Dash And Upper Door Trim
6-Seat Cabin Configuration
Heated 3rd-Row Seats
Topstitched Nappa Leather Upper Dash And Door Trim
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated And Cooled Front Cupholders
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
Exclusive Trim Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#12151D
Espresso Brown/Magma Grey, leather
#40352E
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leather
#ACA4A0
Black Tartufo, leather
#6D6463
Black/Magma Grey Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#4D5159