Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual vs Renault Captur TCe EDC 120HP automatic

Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual

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20 reasons for

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

9 reasons for

Renault Captur, model available from 2013.
It has TCe EDC 120HP ic petrol engine produced from 2013.
Drive on the front axle has automatic, 6 speed gearbox.

Renault Captur TCe EDC 120HP automatic

20 reasons for Mercedes GLA 200 156KM manual in comparison to Renault Captur TCe EDC 120HP automatic

Reasons for

Maximal power

156 > 120 hp
The horsepower is a characteristic that most of drivers look at first when buying a car. In this comparison it is the Mercedes GLA that has by 30 percent more horsepower than the Renault. Consequently the Mercedes is able to reach higher speed. With more horsepower the Mercedes GLA should also give noticeably more flexiblility in specific gears.

Maximal torque

252 > 190 Nm
The Mercedes has 62 Nm more torque when compared to the Renault. Even though the majority of drivers do not take into consideration the maximum torque when buying a car, it informs the best how a car acclerates. When it comes to compared vehicles the difference is substantial hence the Mercedes GLA will provide you with better feeling of driving.

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

8.9 > 10.9 s
The Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual can reach the speed of 100Km/h in 8.9 s, which is 18 % less than the Renault Captur TCe EDC 120HP automatic. But the difference is not as much big to be taken into consideration when buying a vehicle.

Top speed

215 > 190 km/h
The maximum velocity of the Mercedes is greater in comparison to this of the Renault Captur which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 25 kilometers per hour is little and is imperceptible in daily use.

Maximal torque RPM

1,245 > 2,000 revolutions/minute
The RMP where the highest torque is produced shows us how fast an engine achieves its full efficiency with increase in revolutions. The lower rotational speed or the wider range in which the torque is the greatest, the more the engine is flexible and a sensation of acceleration should be felt earlier.

Extra-urban consumption

4.6 > 4.7 l


1,804 > 1,778 mm
Width of a vehicle directly influences on room in the cabin and also stability while driving. The Mercedes is widther only by 26 millimeters than the Renault and is not really worth considering. The medium for the „small off-road 4x4” segment amounts to approximately 1,797 mm and is by 7 mm larger than the width of the Mercedes GLA.


847 > 833 km

Fuel tank

51 > 46 l
In terms of capacity of a fuel tank it is the Mercedes GLA which can hold 5 l more fuel compared with the Renault Captur. The medium fuel container size in the mini 4x4 segment, from which the Mercedes comes from, equals 61 l, whereas in small off-road 4x4 class (represented by the Renault Captur) it equals 61 liters.


2,697 > 2,601 mm
The Mercedes has 96 mm longer wheelbase in comparison to Renault Captur. Consequently the Mercedes GLA is safer and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable riding.

Extra-urban range

1,042 > 957 km

Engine capacity

1,595 > 1,198 cc
The engine displacement of the Mercedes GLA is by 33 percent larger in comparison to the Renault. For this reason the Renault Captur TCe EDC 120HP automatic will be more fuel efficient, but, the engine of the Mercedes will be of better performance, working more smoothly and more durable.


4,417 > 4,122 mm
The Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual is 295 millimeters longer than the Renault. Long vehicles more of passenger space and also provide bigger trunk. Although the Mercedes GLA occurs to be better pick for families or drivers who value convenient rides, the Renault may appeal to the young as it will not cause troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.

Rear track

1,560 > 1,514 mm

Price range

luxury > popular

Tire width

215 > 205 mm


1,916 > 1,730 kg

Front track

1,567 > 1,529 mm

Tire diameter

17 > 16 ″

Curb weight

1,391 > 1,179 kg


9 reasons for Renault Captur TCe EDC 120KM automat in comparison to Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual

Reasons for

Average consumption

5.6 > 5.9 l
The Renault Captur consumes 5 % fewer fuel in the mixed cycle than the Mercedes. The Renault Captur, being palced in „compact SUV” class consumes by 1.9 l less of fuel than the average in its class. The average fuel consumption in this class in the mixed cycle amounts to 7.5 l.

Urban consumption

6.6 > 7.9 l
The Renault Captur uses 1.3 l less fuel while driving inside city in relation to the Mercedes GLA. The Renault Captur, which comes from compact SUV class, burns up 3 liters fewer gasoline. It is also worth to know that average fuel consumption in the urban for the mini 4x4 segment is 9.6 l, whereas the Renault uses by 31 % less amount of fuel than the average.

Urban range

682 > 633 km

Maximum load capacity

546 > 525 kg


1,566 > 1,493 mm
If you are a tall man or you tend to carry in the trunk thinks of big size, the Renault Captur, which is by 5 percent higher than the Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual, is appropriate option for you. However, presented vehicles do not vary much in its height and it should not be much observable.


automatic > manual
A stick shift with which the Mercedes GLA is equipped is less complex built and is cheaper in usage, however, it is less comfortable because the driver has to work with the clutch to shift gears very often, especialy in a congested urban traffic where we have lots of frequent stop and go conditions. An automatic gearbox put in the Renault Captur with gears in the amount of 6 – speeds transmission is in our opinion better one.

Maximal power RPM

4,900 > 5,300 revolutions/minute

Front overhang

867 > 906 mm

Rear overhang

650 > 813 mm

Cars specifications

Mercedes GLA 200 156HP manual Renault Captur TCe EDC 120HP automatic
    Gross trailer weight 1,404 kg -
    Price range luxury popular
    Model release date 2013 2013
    Facelifting no no
    Class compact SUV compact SUV
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