Compare 2012 Audi Q5 vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2012 Audi Q5
2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 27 $33,108 $35,600
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $33,108 $35,600
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,990 $43,000
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,990 $43,000
RWD 4-Door GLK 350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,108
$33,368
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,600
$35,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$593 / month
$598 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi Q5 is one of the Rugged looks and lower gas mileage put the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class in an SUV state of mind, but its ride and handling are more carlike than you'd think.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 79.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 61.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 23.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 54.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
235/60R18 P235/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
235/60R18 P235/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4090 3979
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 258 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
Transmission
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
All wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Transmission Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 10.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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