Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class AMG GLC 43 2018 - vs - Kia Telluride Hybrid 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 – Germany's V8 Muscle SUV
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 63 S Test Drive Video Review
Mercedes-Benz GLC – AutoWeek Review - English subtitles
Mercedes-Benz 2016 GLC Commercial
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Average Price: 
56,250
Updated: 
02 Aug 2018
$
43,790
Updated: 
08 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
designo Dakota Brown Magno (matte)
#52331B
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9
Color: 
Dark moss
#3F3A34
Snow white pearl
#FFFFFF
Everlasting silver
#6F7072
Gravity grey
#505358
Ebony black
#0D0D0D
Black copper
#110D0C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.

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

Two new models join the GLC-Class lineup: the GLC 350e plug-in hybrid and the performance-oriented AMG GLC 63. Heated wipers are now standard, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can now be added with the Smartphone Integration package. Mercedes has also renamed some packages to better convey the features added.

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
Feature for feature, it is pricier than many competitors
Technology interface isn't always easy to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class ranked #3 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 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Outstanding interior
Plenty of standard tech features
Quiet, smooth ride

Cons
Some rivals are more athletic
Below-average cargo space in coupe models

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Kia Telluride comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automatic.All-new model.Kia's biggest SUV yet.Seating for seven or eight people.

Pros
Robust standard V6 with decent towing power
Spacious interior for large families
Lots of standard tech and safety features
Plush ride and well-shaped seats offer all-day comfort

Cons
No available powertrain upgrades
Less small-item storage in cabin than some competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Kia Telluride has a boxy, modern look.There’s substance to the 2020 Kia Telluride’s style.

Pros
Chic looks
Standard safety gear
Spacious, airy interior
Comfortable

Cons
Turbo rivals are quicker
So-so mpg
May be too big for some
Crowded SUV field

By: 
thecarconnection.com

With enormous proportions, the boldly styled Telluride is Kia's biggest crossover. Although it's based on the Sorento, the 2020 Telluride is more interesting to look at, with nifty designs for its head- and taillights and a boxy, angular silhouette.

Pros
Excellent Style,
Cavernous interior,
loads of tech.

Cons
Intrusive adaptive cruise,
no upgraded engine option.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Kia Telluride ranked #1 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Kia Telluride has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 20 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Gentle ride
Large cargo hold
Lots of safety features
Handsome cabin

Cons
Less agile than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.80L
Torque: 
384ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
262ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
291hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
no
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Carpeted Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.50in
196.90in
Width: 
76.00in
78.30in
Height: 
64.10in
69.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.90in
8.00in
Front Track: 
63.80in
67.20in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
67.60in
Wheel Base: 
113.10in
114.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.80
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
44.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
42.40in
Front Hip Room: 
58.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
61.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
61.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
87.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.60cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4145.00lbs
4482.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
no
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
Hands-Free Entry
power steering
Power Door Locks with Speed Sensing Lock and Impact Sensing Unlock

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
10-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
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Heated and ventilated 1st and 2nd-row seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Front Seatback Pockets w/ Device Pouch
Front Seatback Hooks
Ventilated Front Seats
Heated Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Bucket Front Seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
The independent MacPherson strut-front suspension and stabilizer bar offer precise handling dynamics. Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Independent multi-link rear suspension helps enhance ride quality. Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Air Conditioning
Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Front and rear-hinged back doors open to 90 degrees
Largest tiger-nose grille
Recessed quad-LED headlamps
Horizontal LED indicator lights
Polished-metal skid plate
Hood scoops
Thin, vertical taillights
Dual exhaust tips
Wing-shaped, ceiling-mounted LED panel
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.5-In
20 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

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 brakes
Front Ventilated Brake Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Solid Brake Disc
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: 
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
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
High Line Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Rollover Sensor

Options

Packages: 
Premium Driver Assistance Package
Advanced Parking Assist Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Platinum White Leather Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
Advanced Lighting Package
AMG Night Package
Multimedia Package
Towing Package
SX Prestige Package
Exterior Options: 
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
Panorama Roof
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
Rear Spoiler
LED Headlamps and Taillamps
20" AMG Multispoke (Black)
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Grille Star
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
AMG Performance Exhaust System
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
LED Logo Projectors
Carbon Fiber-Look Mirror Housing Covers
Telescopic Cargo Rods
Cross Bars
Side Steps
Mudguard Kit
Tow Hitch W/Harness
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Front Alloy Skid Plate
Interior Options: 
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats
Air Balance
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Head-Up Display
Garmin Map Pilot
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Replace Red Seatbelts With Black
Porcelain Fabric Headliner
Black Fabric Headliner
Ski And Snowboard Bag
Cargo Protection And Sill Guard
Smartphone Integration
SX Dune Brown Nappa Leather Seats
Carpet Floormats
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Cargo Mat W/Seatback Protection
Cargo Cover
Folding Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
Interior Light Kit
SX Espresso Brown Leather Seats
SX Butterscotch Leather Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
Espresso Brown/Black, leather
#49433E
Espresso Brown/Black, leatherette
#58524D
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
Silk Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BDB0A7
designo Black/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#1D1D1D
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8
Color: 
Butterscotch, leather
#90694A
Dune Brown Nappa, premium leather
#97806F
Gray Nappa, premium leather
#EAE7E3
Gray, leather
#898A89
Black Nappa, premium leather
#4F4F4F
Black, leather
#2C2E30
Espresso brown, leather
#352C26