Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual vs Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual

Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual

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15 reasons for

Mercedes GLA, model available from 2013.
It has 200 156HP petrol engine produced from 2013.
Drive has manual, 6 speed gearbox.

13 reasons for

Ford Kuga II, model available from 2012.
It has 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP petrol engine produced from 2012.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 6 speed gearbox.

Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual

15 reasons for Mercedes GLA 200 156KM manual in comparison to Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual

Reasons for

Maximal power

156 > 150 hp
The horsepower is a parameter that most of us pay the greatest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Mercedes GLA that has by 4 percent horsepower more than the Ford, which makes this car a bit better in terms of high speed. Having more horsepower the Mercedes GLA will also provide slightly more flexiblility in specific speeds.

Average consumption

5.9 > 6.6 l
The Mercedes consumes 11 % less fuel in the mixed cycle in comparison to the Ford Kuga II. The Mercedes GLA, being palced in „small off-road 4x4” segment consumes by 1.6 l less amount of fuel than the average in its class. The average fuel consumption in this class in the mixed cycle is 7.5 l.

Maximal torque

252 > 240 Nm
Maximum torque of the Mercedes is 12 newton meters bigger than the Ford Kuga II. Because of this, the Mercedes will accelerate slightly better and be better for overtaking other cars. Appropriate use of the flexibility of the engine will also make that the Mercedes GLA will burn up on average fever fuel for every 100 km.

Urban consumption

7.9 > 8.5 l
The fuel consumption of the Mercedes GLA is 0.6 l lower when compared to the Ford Kuga II. Despite the fact that the difference is insensible, in the long run it may make that your car would be considerably less expensive to exploate.

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

8.9 > 9.7 s
The Ford accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h relatively slower compared with the Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual. The difference at the level of 0.8 s is is slightly to the Mercedes advantage, however, it should not be strongly taken by you into as important when choosing one of presented vehicles.

Top speed

215 > 195 km/h
The top velocity of the Mercedes GLA is higher as compared to this of the Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual which allows to drive the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference at the level of 20 kilometers/hour is little and is not realy noticable in everyday use.

Maximal torque RPM

1,245 > 1,600 revolutions/minute
A greater range and a lower value of rotations at which the maximum torque is delivered determines an engine’s effectiveness and dynamism. Still, to get a whole view on an engine efficiency, it is always recommended to see a torque graph.

Extra-urban consumption

4.6 > 5.6 l


2,697 > 2,693 mm
The Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual has 4 mm longer wheelbase when compared to Ford. Consequently the Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual is safer and has a better stability. Besides, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable riding.

Maximum load capacity

525 > 520 kg

Price range

luxury > popular

Model release date

2013 > 2012
Given that the Ford debuted only 1 year prior to the Mercedes GLA, the distance in technology applied in both vehicles shouldn’t be really huge, however, the Mercedes GLA may feature a bit more modern solutions used in it.

Maximal power RPM

5,300 > 5,700 revolutions/minute

Trunk height

707 > 593 mm

Front track

1,567 > 1,561 mm


13 reasons for Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150KM manual in comparison to Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual

Reasons for


1,838 > 1,804 mm
distance between left and right side of a vehicle directly affects interior space for travelers and also stability on road. The Ford Kuga II is widther only by 34 mm in comparison to the Mercedes GLA and is not really relevant. The medium for the „mini 4x4” class is 1,797 millimeters and is by 2 percent larger than the same attribute of the Ford.

Trunk length with seats up

843 > 805 mm

Engine capacity

1,597 > 1,595 cc
The Ford Kuga II has by 2 cc larger cubic capacity when compared to the Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual. This may have a little impact on vehicle's performance, as both figures are quite simmilar.

Gross trailer weight

1,995 > 1,404 kg


4,524 > 4,417 mm
The Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual is 107 millimeters longer in relation to the Mercedes GLA. The length of the car is significant when it comes to driving comfort and room in the boot. The Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual probably will be offering to it's users more room for legs. Aditionally the Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual will be better driven ,however, the Mercedes GLA will be a bit easier to park because of shorter length .

Rear track

1,565 > 1,560 mm


1,745 > 1,493 mm
The higher a vehicle is, the the more convenient is a boarding it and greater capacity of carrying massive amount of thinks to it. The difference that amounts to 252 mm to the advantage of the Ford is little and should not be really noticeable.

Tire width

235 > 215 mm

Trunk length with seats down

1,691 > 1,394 mm


2,100 > 1,916 kg

Gross trailer weight without breaks

752 > 700 kg

Tire profile

55 > 60 %

Curb weight

1,580 > 1,391 kg

More head room, heated front windscreen and spare tyre

Make the Kuga a more practical car. Why would you pay over £25k for a new car that doesn't have DAB radio as standard?

Cars specifications

Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual Ford Kuga II 1.6 EcoBoost 150HP manual
    Gross trailer weight 1,404 kg 1,995 kg
    Price range luxury popular
    Model release date 2013 2012
    Facelifting no no
    Class compact SUV compact SUV
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