Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4motion 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class AMG GLA45 4MATIC 2017

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Average Price: 
32,390
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
32,331
Updated: 
22 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
14.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Habanero Orange Metallic
#FF3B0F
Silk Blue Metallic
#526A90
Dark Moss Green Metallic
#4C5C55
Deep Black Pearl
#060506
Platinum Grey Metallic
#82838B
Pure white
#FFFFFF
Ruby Red
#8B292F
White Silver Metallic
#9A9C9B
Color: 
Cirrus White
#E7E8E2
Cocoa Brown Metallic
#523F31
Cosmos Black Metallic
#23221E
Jupiter Red
#970802
Kryptonite Green Metallic
#5F9839
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Mountain Grey Metallic
#585657
Night Black
#000000
Polar Silver Metallic
#C1C2BD
South Seas Blue Metallic
#718EA6
designo Mountain Grey Magno
#59545A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace looks to be better aligned with the demands of American buyers than its pricey, cramped predecessor.

Pros
More aligned with buyer tastes?
Clean styling inside and out
High-tech dashboard
Lots of available safety tech

Cons
Will it be underpowered?
Awfully small for a three-row crossover
Third row required for FWD
Looks are too conservative for some

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan ranked #8 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of user-friendly tech features
Good cargo space
Smooth ride
Roomy first- and second-row seats

Cons
Postage-stamp third row
Unimpressive engine
Subpar fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Volkswagen Tiguan is fully redesigned for 2018. Compared to its predecessor, it offers more legroom, more cargo space and a standard third row.

PROS
Lots of space for passengers and cargo
Third-row seating can be useful in a pinch
Now offers comprehensive driver safety features
Revised tech interface is sharp, intuitive and quick to respond

CONS
Optional larger wheels make for a bumpy ride
Still ranks low in fuel economy, despite revised engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class ranks 2 out of 5 Luxury Subcompact SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV offers compact-car-like agility and fuel economy in an upscale package. However, there’s little passenger and storage space – even for a subcompact – and its ride isn't as cushioned as many of its rivals.

Pros
Powerful engines
Outstanding handling
Lavish interior
Class-leading reliability score

Cons
Poor cargo capacity
Small back seats

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a small, luxury compact 'ute that prioritizes "looks" over "feels," or in other words, it's probably perfect for a lot of shoppers.
Mercedes' smallest crossover—if you can call it that—returns this year to challenge our ideas of compact SUVs, performance, and rear seat head room. Offered as a base front-drive GLA250, all-wheel drive GLA250, or top Mercedes-AMG GLA45, the GLA class may follow Mercedes' nomenclature as an SUV, but it's in a class all its own.

Pros
Impressive dynamic driving
Lots of turbo fun
Sporty and small for two
Decent fuel economy
Great options ...

Cons
but they're pricey
$60,000 for a subcompact hatch?
Cramped rear seat

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality is available for both 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class versions this year. Mercedes says the instrument panel has been mildly redesigned, and the 8-inch display screen is thinner than before. The new AMG Dinamica package adds faux-suede upholstery to the GLA 45's steering wheel and dashboard.

Pros
Sporty handling and performance even in the base model
AMG GLA 45's long list of available technology and safety features.

Cons
Ride quality is firm to the point some might object
Road and wind noise is in abundance
Automatic transmission can operate awkwardly in stop-and-go situations
Less cargo capacity than its rivals.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
221ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
350ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
Horsepower: 
184hp
at 4 400rpm
375hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.70Feet
36.10Feet

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: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Adaptive Cruise Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
185.10in
175.00in
Width: 
72.40in
71.00in
Height: 
66.30in
58.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.00in
Front Track: 
61.80in
60.90in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
60.80in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
38.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
35.40
Front Leg Room: 
40.20in
40.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
27.10in
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
56.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in
53.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.50cu.ft
41.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
37.60cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
3858.00lbs
3457.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Cloth
8-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
10 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat thigh extension
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leatherette/suede
Sport front seats
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Cooled storage compartment
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
Android Auto
MirrorLink
Apple CarPlay
USB connection
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
hands-free power liftgate
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
19 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Null spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Performance tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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 front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc 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: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake drying
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear height adjustable headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights
Brake drying
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear integrated headrests
Rearview Camera
Rear Side Airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Blind Spot Assist
Parking Pilot
Vehicle Alarm notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance

Options

Packages: 
3rd Row Seat Package
R-Line Package For Sel
Interior Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
AMG DINIMICA Interior Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Convenience Package
AMG Night Styling
AMG Dynamic Plus Package
AMG "Redcut" Exclusive Package
AMG Aerodynamics Package
Exterior Options: 
Side Steps
Roof Rack
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection
Hood Deflector
Accessory Towing Kit
Bumper Protector
Splash Guards
20" Silver 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel
20" Black 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Red Brake Calipers
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
Panorama Sunroof
AMG Performance Exhaust
20" Tires
Rear Wing Spoiler in Gloss Black
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Privacy Cover
Luggage Net
Red Seat Belts
Smartphone Integration
Black Headliner
Garmin Map Pilot
Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting
AMG Performance Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system
AMG Illuminated Door Sill Panels
Crystal Grey Headliner
Beige Headliner
AMG Performance Steering Wheel
Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Grey
#8E8E8E
Pure Black
#191919
Color: 
Black "Red Cut", leather
#61333E
Black MB-Tex/DINAMICA w/Red Stitching, leatherette/suede
#0B0B0B
Black, leather
#1C1C1C
Nut Brown, leather
#5E524D
Sahara Beige/Black, leather
#B7A99D