Comparison - Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 63 S 2018 - vs - Kia Niro EV 2019

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Average Price: 
108,900
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
$
44,000
Updated: 
17 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.10gals

Electric

Motors: 
permanent-magnet synchronous AC
Battery: 
liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 64.0 kWh
Full Charge Range: 
239mi
Top Speed: 
108mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class ranked #5 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Adept handling
Supportive front seats

Cons
Cramped rear seats
Frustrating infotainment system
Undersized trunk

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, Mercedes has discontinued the entry-level CLS 400 from the lineup. A rearview camera is now standard for the remaining CLS trims.

PROS
Powerful engines for decisive acceleration
Pleasing balance of handling performance and comfort
Long list of available advanced safety features
Sleek exterior and impeccable interior

CONS
Lacks the features of current Mercedes vehicles
Rear headroom is limited by the sloping roofline

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes CLS hangs on to its lissome curves; it’s V-8 only this year.

Pros
Gorgeous profile
Poised ride
V-8 only–it’s throwback CLS!
Beautifully appointed cabin
AMG’s scorching appeal

Cons
Low gas mileage
Rear-seat head room is slim
Small trunk
Kludgy infotainment
With an E-Class so good...

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.50L
Torque: 
590ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
291ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
577hp
at 5 500rpm
201hp
at 8 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.70in
172.20in
Width: 
71.10in
Height: 
55.40in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
113.20in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
36.90
Rear Head Room: 
36.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.10in
Rear leg room: 
35.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
11.00cu.ft
19.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4420.00lbs
3919.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
14 Total Speakers
Adjustable Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
1 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot
610 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 10.0
17-inch
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
30
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
no
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Package
Premium Package
AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
Designo Classic Red/Black Leather Package
AMG Night Styling Package
Lane Tracking Package
Designo Saddle Brown/Silk Beige Leather Package
Exterior Options: 
19" AMG Forged Cross-Spoke Wheels In Matte Black
Wheel Locks
19" 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels In Matte Black
AMG Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
Illuminated Star
19" AMG Forged Cross-Spoke Wheels
Interior Options: 
Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound System
Comfort Box
Black Seat Belts
Heated Rear Seats