Compare 2021 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 Audi Q3
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 Premium 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 $31,960 $34,000
Q3 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 22 30 $31,960 $34,000
Q3 S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 20 28 $33,840 $36,000
Q3 S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 20 28 $33,840 $36,000
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 18 24 $59,220 $63,000
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $55,930 $59,500
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 16 22 $71,910 $76,500
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV 16 22 $69,325 $73,750
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe 16 22 $79,054 $84,100
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 21 28 $47,000 $50,000
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $41,830 $44,500
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 29 $39,950 $42,500
GLC GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $48,786 $51,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,960
$59,220
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,000
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi Q3 is bulky but not brash, with good tech and space inside for passengers and gear. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40 40.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 65
Wheelbase (in)
105.5 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 76
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 64.4
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 186.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48 36.1
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 12.6
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)
13.4 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P285/40VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P255/45VR20
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 3500 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4800 385 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.24
Trans Order Code
UA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.59 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 4.80
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q3 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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