Dubi Compare: GAC GS3 EMZoom Vs Geely Coolray: Battle Of The Chinese Compact Crossover SUVs

In the UAE and across the world, SUV sales are on the rise. The Middle Eastern market is flooded with SUVs from Chinese brands that offer exceptional value and come with a host of features. We are pitting the two most talked about crossover SUVs in the market — the GAC GS3 EMZoom & the Geely Coolray. Read further for a detailed comparison between both SUVs.

GAC GS3 EMZoom Vs Geely Coolray: Dimensions

DimensionsGAC GS3 EMZoomGeely Coolray
Boot Space341 Litres330 Litres
Fuel Tank Capacity47L45L
  • Clearly from the comparison, EMZoom is a larger SUV out of the two.
  • The EMZoom has 50mm more wheelbase to offer more space on the inside.
  • Also, it features a slightly better boot space than the Coolray.

GAC GS3 EMZoom Vs Geely Coolray: Exterior Design

The GS3 EMZoom and the Coolray due to their segment positioning feature a sporty exterior design. The design on the EMZoom is a bit more radical with all the cuts, creases and angular shaped elements present all around. The centre-positioned functional twin-tip exhaust and orange colour accents on the EMZoom are just the icing on the cake. 

On the other hand, the Coolray features a quad-tip exhaust, an LED lightbar at the rear and raised spoiler at the rear. Geely has also given their SUV red-coloured accents to enhance the sportiness of their SUV.

FeatureGAC GS3 EMZoomGeely Coolray
Roof RailsYesYes
Body CladdingYesYes
Painted CalipersYesYes (Red Colour)
Electric TailgateYesYes

GAC GS3 EMZoom Vs Geely Coolray: Interiors & Features 

Again both crossover SUVs are similarly designed and feature a sporty cabin. However, the choice of colour is different for both SUVs. The Coolray features a black and red theme that enhances the sportiness. While the GS3 EMZoom customers get to choose between a blue/black or a brown/black dual-tone colour for the upholstery and seats.

FeatureGAC GS3 EMZoomGeely Coolray
Instrument Cluster 7-inch TFT Screen10.25-inch TFT Screen
Infotainment10.25-inch TFT Screen12-inch TFT Screen
Android AutoYesNo
Apple CarplayYesNo
Wireless ChargerYesYes
Climate ControlSingle-ZoneSingle-Zone
PM 1.0 Air FilterYesNo
Seats (Front)6-Way Powered6-Way Powered
Seats (Rear)4-Way Manual4-Way Manual
Front Seat VentilationNoYes
Rear ArmrestYesYes
Rear ACYesYes
Panoramic SunroofYesYes
60:40 Rear Seat SplitYesYes
Ambient LightsYesYes

Both crossover SUVs are similarly equipped. The GS3 EMZoom features more tech, while the ventilated front seats on the Coolray offer enhanced comfort.

GAC GS3 EMZoom Vs Geely Coolray: Engine & Performance

Things are a little interesting here between the two crossover SUVs as both are powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine. However, the EMZoom uses a balanced 4-cylinder layout as compared to the three-cylinder unit from the Coolray.

SpecificationsGAC GS3 EMZoomGeely Coolray
Max Power174hp @ 5,500rpm177hp @ 5,500rpm
Peak Torque270Nm @ 1,400-4,500rpm290Nm @ 1,400-4,500rpm
Transmission7-Speed DCT7-Speed DCT
0 to 100kmph7.5 seconds7.6 seconds
Drive Modes44
Paddle ShiftersNoYes

In terms of power, the Coolray seems to be ahead of the EMZoom. But, the balanced 4-cylinder engine is quicker by 0.1 seconds to 100kmph and offers more refinement.

GAC GS3 EMZoom Vs Geely Coolray: Safety

The GS3 EMZoom Vs Geely Coolray features a host of active and passive safety features. The GS3 EMZoom, however, features a Level 2+ ADAS against the Level 2 from the Coolray. Additional features include Traffic Jam Assist, Lane Departure Warning and more.

Safety FeaturesGAC GS3 EMZoomGeely Coolray
Traction ControlYesYes
ISOFIX AnchorsYesYes
Adaptive Cruise ControlYesYes
360-degree CameraYesYes
Lane Keeping AssistYesYes
Blind Spot DetectionYesYes
Auto Emergency BrakingYesYes
Auto Park AssistYesYes

That is how the GAC GS3 EMZoom Vs Geely Coolray stack up against each other. Both crossover SUVs are similarly equipped and offer nearly similar performance and features. However, the EMZoom is a little bit larger and offers more space on the inside. But it is also around AED 10,000 more than the Geely Coolray.

GAC GS3 EMZoom Vs Geely Coolray: Price, Colour & Variants

Starting off with the new kid on the block, the recently updated GAC GS3 EMZoom. The crossover SUV retails at a starting price of AED 89,900 and is offered in a single top-spec variant with several options. Customers can choose from five exterior colour options that include shades of blue, white and grey.

The Geely Coolray is offered in three variants with the top-spec model priced at AED 79,900. 5 exterior colour options on offer include an attractive Lavender shade exclusive to the top-spec variant for an extra AED 1,600.

On a lighter note, before you go for the GAC GS3 EMZoom, remember that introducing your car might need you to take a deep breath. Here is a list of used GAC GS3 for sale in the UAE and new GAC GS3 for sale in the UAE

Looking for a Coolray instead? Check out used Geely Coolray for sale in the UAE and new Geely Coolray for sale in the UAE. Stay tuned to DubiCars for such detailed car comparisons.

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