Comparison - Renault Koleos Intens 2017 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 350 4MATIC 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Renault Samsung QM6

Also called:

M-Class

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Average Price: 
32,291
converted from AUD
Updated: 
09 Jan 2017
54,700
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
24.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
universal white
#DCDCDC
meissen blue
#043761
metallic black
#000001
metallic grey
#3D444B
ultra silver
#B9BDC0
mineral beige
#B6A9A0
solid white
#F0F0F0
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#74849F
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Renault Koleos is a huge step up for the French brand.The launch of the second-generation Renault Koleos medium SUV in Australia is one of the company’s most significant to date. So significant that we are in fact the first market to get the car — not something we’re used to here in our remote corner of the world.
This French rival to the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and imminent new Volkswagen Tiguan is poised to become the company’s top-seller here, which is fitting when you consider the continued rapid growth in this corner of the market.
The new Koleos sits on the same proven architecture as the Nissan X-Trail (fruits of the global Renault-Nissan Alliance) and is once again built in Korea as part of Renault’s alliance with Samsung Motors. It’s larger than before, more upmarket and certainly better value.

Pros
Interesting cabin design
Plenty of interior space
Good value
The promise of reasonable ownership costs may surprise you

Cons
Petrol engine and CVT uninspiring, a diesel would be good
Not the rounded dynamic package that class-leaders are

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The original Koleos was Renault’ s first crossover ever, and the newest iteration is set to be the brand’s flagship SUV that will compete against the likes of the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Nissan X-Trail, among others. As Renault’s flagship SUV, the Koleos is now larger and offers seating for up to seven. It comes loaded with an automatic four-wheel drive system, new technology, and a decent list of driver assistance systems.
When spy shots of the new Koleos started surfacing, I was a little skeptical that Renault would do right by the model. The original did well in some markets, but poor in others others . Now that we’ve seen the finished product, it’s pretty clear that Renault went all out on its new flagship SUV. It’s filled with technology that will be used and doesn’t have any of the extra crap that nobody ever uses. The interior is upscale and luxurious, and it is sure to be a hit in most markets.

Pros
Updated styling
Space for seven
Up-scale features

Cons
Could be too close to the X-Trail
Engine packages might fall short

By: 
topspeed.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class ranked #12 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 46 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of powerful engine choices
Posh interior
Above-average cargo space (in non-coupe models)
Lengthy features list

Cons
Less athletic than many competitors
Coupe has limited cargo space and visibility
Finicky engine stop-start system

By: 
usnews.com

Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.

Pros
Wide palette of body styles, powertrains, trims
GLE Coupe, for the well-to-do contrarian
Powertrain choice abounds
Composed, quiet ride

Cons
AMG = $$$
Not so fuel-efficient
Addled infotainment interface
Odd feature availability
Coupe body costs money, space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The AMG GLE 43 is slightly more powerful, increasing engine output from 362 horsepower to 385 hp. Otherwise, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is unchanged for 2018.

PROS
Multiple available powertrains make each model distinct
Interior is quiet, upscale and roomy
Abundant list of standard safety, tech and luxury features
AMG variants are seriously quick

CONS
Not many places to store small personal items
Punishing ride on AMG models, with little benefit to handling
Ride quality with the standard suspension isn't as comfy as we expect
Base V6's acceleration is merely adequate

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.98mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.09mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
166ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
273ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
168hp
at 6 000rpm
302hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.00Feet
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
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cooled front cup holders
Rear armrest with two cup holders
Engine start button
Height and tilt adjustable front headrests
One-touch easy folding rear seat system
Automatic windscreen wipers with rain sensor
Foldable insert key
Remote central locking with Renault Smart Key Card
Electric front and rear windows
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric demisting door mirrors
Electric adjustable folding door mirrors
Rear seat back storage nets
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Sun visors with illuminated mirrors
Dark carbon artificial leather upholstery
Satin chrome cabin highlights
Interior cabin trim - Brushed silver
Front centre storage console with sliding armrest
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.94in
189.10in
Width: 
81.00in
78.90in
Height: 
66.00in
70.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
9.10in
Front Track: 
60.80in
65.90in
Rear Track: 
61.00in
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
106.50in
114.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
35.07
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
35.50
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.05in
58.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.87in
58.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.68cu.ft
80.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
7200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.17cu.ft
38.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
27.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
31.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3933.05lbs
4751.00lbs

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 steering
Hands-free power tailgate
Rear LED cabin lights
Front LED cabin lights
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Electrically adjustable driver's seat with electric lumbar support
Height adjustable front passenger seat
Height adjustable driver's seat
Heated front seats
One-touch electric driver window with anti-pinch
Cooled front cup holders
Height adjustable front headrests
10 -way power driver seat
6-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket Front Seats
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear armrest with two cup holders
Split folding rear seats 60:40
One-touch easy folding rear seat system
3 Height adjustable rear headrests
Folding Center Armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

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: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Ventilated front seats
Heated front seats
Adjustable rear air vents
Dual zone climate control air conditioning
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12 volt socket - front, rear and boot
R-LINK 2 - Navigation and multimedia system with voice control and custom home screens
Landscape 7" capacitive touchscreen, AUX, 2x USB, and fingertip controls
3D sound by Arkamys with 8x speakers
Bluetooth® phone pairing with audio streaming*
Instrument display with colour 7" TFT screen - with personalised design settings
Welcome sequence with lighting signature illumination
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Satin grey roof rails
Front and rear lights with 3D Edge effect
Body coloured door mirrors
Rear privacy glass
Chrome door handles
Chrome window trim
Intermittent rear wiper
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
One-touch power sunroof
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18"
19 X 8.5-In
Wheels more: 
Full size temporary spare wheel - 17" steel
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

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 - 296x26
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Regular disc - 292x16
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: 
ECO Mode
Cruise control with speed limiter
All mode 4x4-i
Wide-view driver side mirror
Height adjustable headlights
Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiter
Seat belt warning
ISOFIX child seat fixing points on rear outermost seats
Automatic 'walk away' door locking
Auto-door lock when driving
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Emergency warning lights activated under heavy braking
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Electronic parking brake
Easy Park Assist - parking assistance system
Front parking sensors
Cornering function in foglights
Highway indicators - one tap 3-flash indication
LED mirror indicator lights
Height adjustable headlights
Emergency braking preparation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
2 Front Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service
Brake Drying
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric panoramicsunroof - Front opening, tilting, sliding, and anti-pinch
Electric sunroof
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Advanced emergency braking system (AEBS)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Forward collision warning system (FCW)
Night Package
Premium 2 Package
Premium 3 Package
Accessory Chrome Package
Designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
AMG Line Exterior
Designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa Leather Package
Parking Assist Package
Premium 1 Package
ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM Package
AMG Line Interior
Exterior Options: 
Metallic paint
Forward collision warning system (FCW)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Advanced emergency braking system (AEBS)
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electric sunroof
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
Wheel Locks
Soft Close Doors
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Illuminated Grille Star
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
20" AMG 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
Panorama Sunroof
20" AMG 5-Spoke Titanium Grey
Illuminated Side Running Boards
Laminated Windshield And Front Side Windows (SPC)
20" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Multi-Contour Front Seats w/Massage
Designo Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Designo Black DINAMICA Headliner
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
3-Zone Climate Control
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Seat Entertainment
Heated Rear Seats
Cabin-air Purification System
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Crystal Grey Headliner
Front Sport Seats
Porcelain Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)
Cargo Management System (SPC)
Rear Lockable Storage Compartment (SPC)
MB-TEX Wrapped Dashboard (SPC)
Harman/Kardon Sound System
Black Headliner
10-Way Power Passenger Seat (SPC)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#7E5C52
#4D4D4D
Color: 
Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Black w/Grey Stitching Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#070707
Espresso Brown/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#5B5250
Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#DAD3CF