81points

Ford Flex (2018)

79points

Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)

Ford Flex (2018)
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Ford Flex (2018) vs Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)

Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)

Why is Ford Flex (2018) better than Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)?

  • 5.5l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
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    14.7l/100 kmvs20.2l/100 km
  • 122mm shorter
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    1.73mvs1849mm
  • 1 more airbags
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    7vs6
  • Has a rear-view camera
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  • 4.67l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
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    10.23l/100 kmvs14.9l/100 km
  • Has in-car system
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  • 213mm narrower
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    1.93mvs2141mm
  • 16mm more headroom (front)
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    1.06mvs1046mm

Why is Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014) better than Ford Flex (2018)?

  • 205Nm higher maximum torque
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    550Nmvs345Nm
  • 42.71% larger fuel tank
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    99.9lvs70l
  • 12.73% greater cargo volume (seats down)
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    2656lvs2356l
  • 75hp more horsepower
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    362hpvs287hp
  • Has four-wheel drive
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  • 81.5mm longer wheelbase
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    3.08mvs2994.5mm
  • Has fully independent suspension
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  • Has stolen vehicle tracking system
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General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.
2.turn radius

12.4m

12.4m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
3.Has front-wheel drive
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
4.Has fully independent suspension
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
5.Has air suspension
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.
6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

Dimensions

1.height

1.73m

1.85m

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
3.width

1.93m

2.14m

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.wheelbase

2.99m

3.08m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

Speed

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Engine

1.fuel economy (city)

14.7l/100 km

20.2l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
A larger fuel tank is an advantage because you have to stop to refill less often.
4.horsepower

287hp

362hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
5.fuel economy (highway)

10.23l/100 km

14.9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
6.Has a turbocharged engine
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

Features

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six, but some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags, and side curtain airbags.
2.Has a rear-view camera
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
3.Has in-car system
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
An in-car system (e.g., Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) offers extra functionalities, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
4.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
The vehicle has a tracking system that utilizes GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
6.Has smart key as standard
Ford Flex (2018)
Mercedes-Benz GL450 4MATIC (2014)
A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

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