Compare 2015 Audi Q3 vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2015 Audi Q3
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $30,227 $32,500
FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Prestige 20 29 $30,227 $32,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $32,178 $34,600
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige 20 28 $32,178 $34,600
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FWD 4-Door GLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door GLA 250 25 35 $29,109 $31,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA 250 24 32 $30,969 $33,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA 45 AMG 23 29 $44,919 $48,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,227
$29,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$31,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Audi Q3 stakes out its claim in compact-crossover territory, with Google Earth to map the way. The 2015 Mercedes GLA isn't the roomiest small crossover, but it's a stylish vehicle with a double shot of urban attitude--and a dash of ruggedness--that looks fully up to Mercedes-Benz luxury standards.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
37 40
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
58 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 71
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 173.9
Height, Overall (in)
62.6 60
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 23.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
64.3 61.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.4 41.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.2 43.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.7 17.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
34.6 31.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
16.7 17.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 27.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.8
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P225/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P225/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4706 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 115
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 208 @ 5500
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.30 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.05
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 3.86
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.67
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.13
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 6.2
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Small Station Wagon

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