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Model
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Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
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1997. - 2007.
J - SUV
suv, 3 door
4 x 4
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2000. - 2012.
J - SUV
suv, 3 door
4 x 4

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Dimensons & Outlines

4330 mm
1841 mm
1840 mm
350 liters
1200 liters
70 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4212 mm
1760 mm
1931 mm
250 liters
1580 liters
96 liters
1997 SSangYong Korando
2000 Mercedes Benz G Kort

Engine

Mercedes Benz
2.3 OM661
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2299 cc
101 hp
219 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mercedes Benz
2.7 OM612 E27 RED
Diesel
5 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2685 cc
156 hp
400 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1760 kg
20.4 s
145 km/h
12.9 l/100km
8.0 l/100km
9.8 l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1790 kg
19.7 s
145 km/h
11.8 l/100km
8.6 l/100km
9.8 l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
2275 kg
13.2 s
160 km/h
12.8 l/100km
9.6 l/100km
10.9 l/100km
289 g/km

Expenses

3300 EUR
Price from
35000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 3-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. Both the engines are Mercedes Benz-engineered . The first one has a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 101hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 5-cylinder, 20-valves 156hp one.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. 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, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the German car offers a considerable difference of 29% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of SSangYong, as well as Mercedes Benz, with the same average rating of 4.4 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Korean car rank it on average as 3.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mercedes Benz is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 7.2 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 160 kilometers per hour, 15km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Korean car, averaging around 9.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (29 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 11% difference compared to the German car.


Verdict

SSangYong 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 outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say 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. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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