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2021 Hyundai Kona EV vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review

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2021 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $37,390 to $45,600
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,200 to $51,650
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Invoice* $36,432 to $43,972 $40,608 to $48,551
MPG - City 132 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 108 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 56.5 ft3
Engine 201-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 255 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 164.6 in 183.3 - 186.3 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 74.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 than in the Hyundai Kona EV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Kona EV, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Kona EV, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Kona EV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Hyundai Kona EV is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Kona EV is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Hyundai Kona EV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Handling
The Hyundai Kona EV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Kona EV has a lot less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Kona EV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Kona EV and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The Hyundai Kona EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Kona EV than that of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.