Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 2021 - vs - Kia XCeed 3 2020

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Average Price: 
$
36,230
Updated: 
11 Dec 2019
£
25,195
Updated: 
09 Mar 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed dual-clutch
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
12.70gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Night Black
#090909
Iridium Silver metallic
#B7B7B9
Polar White
#D1D5CB
Denim blue metallic
#272A57
Mountain Grey Metallic
#646262
Cosmos Black metallic
#1A1A18
Patagonia Red metallic
#B61C35
Digital White metallic
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Phantom Black
#030200
Quantum Yellow
#EBBD43
Fusion White
#DADBD6
Dark Penta Metal
#525355
Lunar Silver
#757982
Infra Red
#811014
Copper Stone
#4C3D38

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2021, the GLA-class is a clean-sheet redesign. While it still resembles the previous-generation GLA-class, the new model looks more premium inside and out, which will help it blend with the throng of Mercedes-Benz SUVs that launched for the 2019 and 2020 model years. It shares a platform with the brand's other small offerings, including the slightly larger GLB-class SUV and the entry-level A-class sedan.

Pros
Responsive handling,
lots of available features,
interesting design.

Cons
Cramped interior,
uncomfortable ride,
not as luxurious as a Benz should be.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The GLA has been fully redesigned for 2021.Part of the second GLA generation introduced for 2021.

Pros
Smooth ride and comfortable seats
Features one of today's best, most advanced infotainment systems
Mercedes badge at an affordable price

Cons
Most of the GLA's advanced safety features are optional
Too much road noise for a luxury SUV
Cargo capacity is small compared to Mercedes' GLB

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.

Pros
Stylish interior
Reasonably well-equipped
Roomier rear seats
Extensive options

Cons
Expensive options
Some options should be standard
Small cargo area
Can’t wait for the GLA45

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Kia XCeed has a higher ride height, a range of cheap-to-run engines and lots of kit as standard. There are more comfortable SUVs with better rear space, though.

Pros
Eye-catching looks
Good range of engines
Well equipped as standard

Cons
Bumpy in town
So-so digital dials
Limited back-seat space

By: 
carwow.co.uk

On the styling front, Kia has done a fairly good job.Despite what the cladding may suggest, the XCeed is still front-wheel drive only. it’s a Ceed hatch that has been raised by 44mm to create an almost-crossover. We say almost, because Kia already sells the Sportage as a crossover and the Sorento as a full-size SUV.

Pros
Better looking than a Merc GLA and comparatively much cheaper

Cons
Do you really need a coupé-ified crossover hatchback on stilts?

By: 
topgear.com

If the design, ergonomics and credible dynamics of the most recent Ceed demonstrate that Kia should now be considered alongside any other European maker of mass-market hatchbacks, then the Xceed is the derivative perfectly tailored to the current tastes of European buyers.

Pros
More satisfying to drive than the class average, with good steering
Attractive appearance gives the Xceed a good measure of personality

Cons
Low-speed ride exhibits hard edges, despite the raised ride height
Expensive compared with some rival cars

By: 
autocar.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
MPG(uk)Urban - 41.5 / Extra Urban - 53.3 /Combined - 47.9
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.40L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
178ft-lbs
at 3 200rpm
Horsepower: 
221hp
at 5 500rpm
138hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
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
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering
Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.60in
173.00in
Width: 
72.20in
71.80in
Height: 
63.50in
58.80in
Front Track: 
62.00in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
107.40in
104.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
34.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.50cu.ft
48.60cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.40cu.ft
15.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3031.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Smart Key with Engine Start/Stop Button

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Driver's Seat Height Adjuster
Front Passenger Seat Height Adjuster
Power Lumbar Support (Driver & Front Passenger
Heated Front Seats
Power Lumbar Support (Driver & Front Passenger
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
60:40 Split Folding Rear Seats

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Automatic Air Conditioning
Automatic Defog System
All-round Electric Windows with Auto Up & Down Function
Driver & Front Passenger Sunvisors with Vanity Mirror with Illumination

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
10.25" Navigation With Telematics
7-speaker Audio System
Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
Android Auto™ with Voice Control*
Apple CarPlay™ with Voice Control*
Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® Live
Reversing Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines
3.5" Supervision Cluster Display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Heated Rear Window with Timer
Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicators
Rain Sensing Front Wipers
LED High-mounted Brake Light
Projection Front Fog Lights
Silver Roof Rails
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18 in
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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 Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear 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: 
yes
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
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)
High-Beam Assist (HBA)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

Options

Packages: 
AMG Line
Driver Assistance Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Parking Assistance Package
AMG Line W/Night Package
Exterior Options: 
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke W/Black Accented Wheels
Carbon Style Mirror Housings
LED Logo Projector
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels
19" 10-Spoke W/Matte Black Accented Wheels
Wheel Locking Bolts
Illuminated Star
Body-Color Rear Spoiler
20" AMG Black Multispoke Wheels
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
KEYLESS-GO
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Panorama Roof
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
MBUX Interior Assistant
Burmester Surround Sound System
SiriusXM Radio
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
Heated Steering Wheel
Garage Door Opener
USB-C Adapter Cable
Multicontour Front Seats
64-Color LED Ambient Lighting W/Illuminated Vents
Heated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Neva Grey/Black, leatherette
#A5ACB4
Macchiato Beige, leatherette
#E2DDDD
Bahia Brown, leather
#50372A
Titanium Grey/Black, leather
#71706E
Classic Red/Black, leather
#993238
Black w/Dinamica Red Stitching, leatherette/suede
#000000
Black, leatherette
#000000