Compare 2017 Audi Q5 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2017 Audi Q5
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI Premium 20 27 $38,038 $40,900
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 20 27 $38,038 $40,900
3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 18 26 $43,152 $46,400
3.0 TFSI Prestige 18 26 $43,152 $46,400
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SUV GLC 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLC 300 22 28 $36,410 $39,150
4MATIC SUV GLC 300 21 28 $38,270 $41,150
4MATIC Coupe GLC 300 22 27 $42,734 $45,950
4MATIC SUV AMG GLC 43 18 24 $51,057 $54,900
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLC 43 N/A N/A $55,475 $59,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,038
$36,410
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,900
$39,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$682 / month
$653 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age. The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 40.8
Second Head Room (in)
39 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 5.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 113.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 64.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 63.7
Liftover Height (in)
27.3 28.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.1 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.3 56.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.1 19.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 61.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 36.6
Brakes
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)
12.6 13.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4200 3892
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 241 @ 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
258 @ 1500 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Trans Type
8 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.50
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.31
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.3
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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