Compare 2018 Audi Q3 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2018 Audi Q3
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium FWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
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AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 22 28 $47,058 $50,600
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 23 31 $32,922 $35,400
GLA GLA 250 SUV 24 33 $31,062 $33,400

Pricing

Invoice Price

$30,596
$47,058

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$32,900
$50,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$548 / month
$843 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.3
5.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Audi Q3 offers a fun-to-drive alternative to the entry compact luxury car, but with more utility. Versus its rivals, it delivers more ride comfort and interior refinement, but less fuel efficiency. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results.

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Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Midsize Station Wagons

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

31.1 27.3

Front Leg Room (in)

40 41.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

37.4 38.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.6 53.1

Front Head Room (in)

36.9 40

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.8 54.8

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

62.5 58

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.2 61.8

Wheelbase (in)

102.5 106.3

Liftover Height (in)

30.8 23.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.1 71

Track Width, Front (in)

61.1 61.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.7 -

Length, Overall (in)

172.8 175.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

48.2 41.8

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 2 (in)

- 31.8

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 27.9

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 54.9

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- 41.3

Brakes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.1 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.3 13.8

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

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 38.9

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/50HR18 P235/45ZR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/50HR18 P235/45ZR19

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

NA -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3483 3457

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 19 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 19 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

140 115

Engine

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 350 @ 2250

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

200 @ 5100 375 @ 6000

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 22

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 28

Transmission

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.16 1.19

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 1.16

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.95 3.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.55 2.90

Trans Type

6 7

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 0.87

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.42 3.10

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.30 2.43

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.94

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- 2.39

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q3 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Body Style

Sport Utility 4MATIC

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7 7.1

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