Compare 2011 Audi Q5 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2011 Audi Q5
2011 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 $32,736 $35,200
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
RWD 4-Door GLK 350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,736
$33,015
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,200
$35,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$587 / month
$592 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi Q5 is one of the best upscale picks in a compact crossover, thanks to its sleek lines, practical interior, responsive feel, and city-savvy size. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has the rugged look U.S. shoppers want, in a sensibly sized package. We only wish it were a little more fuel-efficient.
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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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 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)
38.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.5
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)
27.3 - 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)
74.0 79.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 61.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 54.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
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 -
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 - 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.7
Steering Type
Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
235/60R18 P235/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
HX2 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
235/60R18 P235/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
HX2 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 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 3926
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)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
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)
- TBD - 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift 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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Body Style
4dr SUV Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Agility Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link independent steel spring Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Agility Control
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4
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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