Kia Models Vs. Mercedes-Benz

For vehicle shoppers, two reasons exist to spend more on an upscale vehicle. The first, and least interesting, reason is the badge. Some drivers will always spend more money on a vehicle simply because it has the badge that they believe best communicates their own values. These drivers are often buying a vehicle, not for themselves, but rather to communicate status and importance to their friends, family or coworkers.

The second is by far the one we’re more interested in. These shoppers are looking to buy a car, not because of how it will make others think about them, but strictly for themselves. They’re interested in getting the most luxurious features, sophisticated styling that makes them feel something every time they see it, and a vehicle that can switch between a smooth touring ride or aggressive and stiff track monster at a moment’s notice.

For the second group of drivers, Kia has built some of the most luxurious and well-equipped vehicles available on the market today. Not only do these vehicles outclass the staid luxury badges of old like Mercedes-Benz, with their available features and styling, but they provide more for less – allowing drivers to get more features for less money and with a better warranty.

These comparisons look at the difference between the Red Oval and the Silver Star, and show the advantages Kia enjoys without a luxury brand sitting above them as Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and Hyundai all have.

2018 kia sportage on snow in white

Kia Sportage/Seltos Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA/GLB

Much like the CLA, the GLA is a class that Mercedes-Benz has introduced to give drivers a less-expensive way into their lineup. In this comparison, we pit the compact SUV against Kia’s sporty and attractive Kia Sportage, which is available with some of the best-in-class engine power, space and entertainment features.

2021 Kia Seltos Vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB
2019 Kia Sportage Vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2018 kia sorento in silver driving in a city at night

Kia Sorento Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

The Mercedes-Benz GLC is a luxury SUV that delivers cutting-edge technology and comfort features. Does it really provide the most value, though? In this comparison, we match the beautifully-crafted stylings of the Kia Sorento up against this luxury SUV icon with surprising results!

2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2018 Kia Sorento Vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
kia telluride suv profile driving on road

Kia Telluride Vs. Mercedes-Benz SUVs

The Kia Telluride is an 8-passenger value machine that promises luxury on the inside, high-fashion style on the outside and plenty of comfort, convenience and entertainment technology to help you and your family pass the time on the inside. See how it compares to Mercedes-Benz line of SUVs.

2020 Kia Telluride Vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE
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Kia Stinger Vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

In this comparison, we pit the all-new Kia Stinger against the Mercedes-Benz midsize executive sedan. The E-Class has a riveting history and a beefy engine. Is Kia’s newest model any match for this comfortable and solidly-designed luxury sedan? The answer will surprise you.

2018 Kia Stinger GT2 Vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 400
2018 Kia Stinger V6 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Sedan

2018 kia cadenza in white driving on dark city street

Kia Cadenza Vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

For decades, the S-Class has stood as one of the top symbols of luxury and refinement. Has it kept up with the competition, or have new models like the Kia Cadenza been able to knock it from its perch. These comparisons answer that question with a surprising gulf between specs and features offered.


stylized illustration of 2018 kia optima in red driving fast on a track from the ground

Kia Optima Vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a four-door sedan that offers badge shoppers and luxury-buyers the ability to experience Mercedes-Benz higher standard of luxury in a smaller package. The question of how it competes against Kia’s midsize sedan would have never been on the table ten years ago, but today it provides a shocking answer.

2020 Kia Optima vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Coupe

2019 kia forte red exterior front three quarter shot

Kia Forte Vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA

The CLA is Mercedes-Benz entry-level subcompact car. In this comparison, we pit it against Kia’s dynamic and thrilling Forte which has been updated for 2019 pulling queues from Kia’s most compelling sedan ever released, the Kia Stinger. Find out who comes out on top in this comparison between efficient and sporty models.