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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2013. - 2016.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2014. - 2017.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front

Marketing

Dimensons & Outlines

4300 mm
1765 mm
1585 mm
430 liters
875 liters
50 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4417 mm
1804 mm
1494 mm
421 liters
1235 liters
50 liters
2013 Suzuki S-Cross
2014 Mercedes Benz GLA

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1586 cc
120 hp
156 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mercedes Benz
1.6 M270 DE16 AL LP
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1595 cc
122 hp
200 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1145 kg
12.0 s
175 km/h
6.8 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
130 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1270 kg
9.2 s
202 km/h
7.5 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.5 l/100km
127 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

cvt - gears
1165 kg
13.5 s
165 km/h
6.8 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
5.7 l/100km
130 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 7 gears
1295 kg
9.1 s
202 km/h
7.1 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
127 g/km

Expenses

8900 EUR
Price from
16300 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 5-door suv body style within the same 'SUV' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (4 x 4 for the Suzuki and front in the case of the Mercedes Benz). The first one has a Suzuki-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 120hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 122hp engine designed by Mercedes Benz.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the German car offers a considerable difference of 11% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Suzuki is significantly less fault-prone, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Suzuki with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Mercedes Benz badge with 4.4 out of 5. The same official information place S-Cross as average reliability-wise, and GLA is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the Japanese car rank it on average as 4.4, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mercedes Benz is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 2.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 202 kilometers per hour, 27km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (50 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Suzuki appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car offers significantly better overall protection, taking the lead here. It all continues in the same direction, with Mercedes Benz being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Mercedes Benz. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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