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
Q3 FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $30,227 $32,500
Q3 FrontTrak 4-Door 2.0T Prestige 20 29 $30,227 $32,500
Q3 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $32,178 $34,600
Q3 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige 20 28 $32,178 $34,600
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4MATIC 4-Door GLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GLA 250 24 32 $30,969 $33,300
GLA-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GLA 45 AMG 23 29 $44,919 $48,300
GLA-Class FWD 4-Door GLA 250 25 35 $29,109 $31,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,227
$30,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$33,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$555 / 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 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 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
Height, Overall (in)
62.6 60
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 60.8
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 23.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 71
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 -
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.2 43.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.7 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
16.7 17.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 61.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 31.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 27.9
Brakes
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P225/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50HR18 P225/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4706 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3384
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 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
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.67
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.30 2.43
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
None -
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.13
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Body Code
S -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 6.7
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Small Station Wagon

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