Compare 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs 2009 Audi Q5

2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
2009 Audi Q5
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RWD 4-Door GLK 350
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quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,178
$34,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$37,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$620 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The smaller, nimbler 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK sport-ute comes to America at just the right time. The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 101.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.9 65.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 110.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 74.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.7 57.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
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)
23.3 29.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.9 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
13.0 x 1.3 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HN2
Front Tire Size
P235/50R19 235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA HN2
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R19 235/55R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 440
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 440
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 4178
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 270 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - Direct injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 243 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Trans Type
7 Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.22
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.52
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4dr SUV
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Audi Q5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Agility Control NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-Link 5-link independent steel spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Agility Control NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 -

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