The Mercedes GLA has 59 hp more horsepower compared to Toyota RAV4 IV. The Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4 will be distinctly better speed up thanks to grater horsepower. Also overtaking obstacles like TIRs or buses while driving should be much more easier for a vehicle equipped with more powerful engine.
The Mercedes GLA burns up 0.6 l less in the combined cycle when compared to the Toyota RAV4 IV Valvematic 150 152HP manual 4x4. The difference at the level of 0.6 l is not perceptible. At the same time during a longer period of time it would allow you to make a real savings.
The Mercedes GLA has 159 newton meters more torque in relation to the Toyota. Even though most of people do not take into consideration the maximum torque when choosing a automobile, it shows the best how a car acclerates. As far as these two vehicles are cars the difference is quite big thus the Mercedes GLA will give you better feeling of driving.
The Mercedes GLA consumes 1 l fewer petrol while driving inside city in comparison to the Toyota RAV4 IV Valvematic 150 152HP manual 4x4. The Mercedes, which comes from small off-road 4x4 segment, uses 1.3 l fewer fuel. Bear in mind that average fuel consumption in the urban for the mini 4x4 segment equals to 9.6 l, whereas the Mercedes GLA 250 211HP automatic 4x4 uses by 13 percent less amount of fuel than the average.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Mercedes speeds up to 100k\h by
better in comparison to the Toyota. A significant difference in
acceleration in favor of the Mercedes GLA will allow him to overtake much
faster and avoid other obstacles.
The maximum velocity of the Mercedes is greater as compared to this of the Toyota RAV4 IV which allows to drive the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 24 % is small and is imperceptible in daily use.
Maximal torque RPM
A big difference in revolutions per minute at which the maximum torque is generated clearly shows that a car which does not require to be revved high is the one of the Mercedes. The engine of the Toyota reaches its full efficiency at 4,005 revolutions/minute which is by 2,810 revolutions per minute lower than the Mercedes GLA.
The Mercedes has 1 % longer wheelbase when compared to Toyota RAV4 IV. Therefore the Mercedes GLA is more safe and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase has impact on convenient and more comfortable driving.
The Mercedes has 4 cubic centimeters larger engine size in comparison to the Toyota. As the difference is not big, the Mercedes GLA should accelerate slightly better, of course if other paramerters are does not play a role.
For a gentle drive in the city, it is good to have an automatic however the type of transmisison may have a considerable impact on fuel efficiency. Automatics may burn up more or less from 5 to 10% more than manuals.