Mercedes-Benz KEYLESS GO® vs. KEYLESS START®: What’s the Difference?

May 21st, 2019 by

Start/stop button inside 2019 A-Class

If you’re familiar with Mercedes-Benz, you’ve probably heard of the Mercedes-Benz KEYLESS GO® and KEYLESS START® systems. Both are popular features found in new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, such as the C-Class, GLC, and A-Class. With either feature, it’s easy to jump into your car, start the engine, and hit the roads of Honolulu. So, how do Mercedes-Benz KEYLESS GO® vs. KEYLESS START® compare, and which is right for you? Learn more about their functions below!


  • Mercedes-Benz KEYLESS START®: KEYLESS START® allows you to enter your vehicle and press the brake pedal or press the dash-mounted Start/Stop button to turn on the engine. You don’t need to use your key to start the car.
  • Mercedes-Benz KEYLESS GO®: KEYLESS GO® takes KEYLESS START® up a notch. For one, you don’t need to fumble through your bag or pocket to find your key to open the door; the system senses the key. Once you enter your vehicle, you can press the brake pedal or press the Start/Stop button to start the car and be on your way.

How Do I Know if My Mercedes-Benz Has KEYLESS GO®?

KEYLESS START® is standard for most new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, especially those considered entry-level luxury models. KEYLESS GO®, on the other hand, is widely available as an optional upgrade. Certain higher tier models, such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, come standard with KEYLESS GO®. If you’re unsure which feature your vehicle has, check your owner’s manual or contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu. One of our friendly experts can assist you!

Try KEYLESS START® or KEYLESS GO® at Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu!

Do you have additional questions about Mercedes-Benz KEYLESS GO® vs. KEYLESS START®? Or are you shopping for a new Mercedes-Benz with other technology like the Car-to-X Communication and COMAND® system? Either way, Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu can help! Schedule a test drive near Ewa Beach and Waipahu. Our friendly sales team will introduce you to the full lineup of Mercedes-Benz cars, SUVs, and sports cars, as well as our new vehicle specials.

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