Compare 2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 BMW X4 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2018 Audi Q5
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2018 BMW X4
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Q5 2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
SQ5 3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 24 $50,500 $54,300
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M40i Sports Activity Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X4 M40i Sports Activity Coupe 18 25 $55,605 $59,250
X4 xDrive28i Sports Activity Coupe 20 28 $44,770 $47,600
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 18 24 $56,172 $60,400
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $52,313 $56,250
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC Coupe 15 22 $68,030 $73,150
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC SUV 16 22 $65,007 $69,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 15 22 $75,098 $80,750
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 27 $43,338 $46,600
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $39,107 $42,050
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 28 $37,247 $40,050
GLC GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $46,491 $49,990

Pricing

Invoice Price

$38,596
$55,605
$56,172

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$41,500
$59,250
$60,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$692 / month
$988 / month
$1007 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.5
6.8
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The Audi Q5 is certainly the segment's most modern offering, delivering a high degree of technology, comfort, and conservative style. The 2018 BMW X4 takes today’s trend toward swoopier SUVs and packages it with a roundel up front. It’s entertaining and a looker, but not all that practical. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 25 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 57.2 57.3

Second Leg Room (in)

37.8 34.8 37.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Leg Room (in)

41 40.4 40.8

Second Head Room (in)

37.7 37.4 38.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.5 56 55.8

Front Head Room (in)

40.2 40 38.9

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

183.6 184.3 186.1

Height, Overall (in)

65.3 63.9 62.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.3 63.4 65.2

Wheelbase (in)

111 110.6 113.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.5 74.1 76

Track Width, Front (in)

63.6 62.8 64.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 8 6.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

53.1 49.4 49.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

25.1 17.7 17.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

25.1 17.7 17.6

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 13 12.6

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.3 12.9 14.2

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 17.7 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.4 39 38.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P235/60HR18 P245/45WR19 P255/45VR20

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/60HR18 P275/40WR19 P285/40VR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

440 350 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

440 350 NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4400 3500 NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4400 3500 NA

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

4400 3500 NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4045 4235 4140

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 19 X 9.5 20 X 9.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 19 X 8.5 20 X 8.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

420 - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 210 150

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

273 @ 1600 343 @ 1350 384 @ 2500

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 3.0 L/182 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

252 @ 5000 355 @ 5800 362 @ 5500

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 18 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 21 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 25 24

Transmission

Trans Order Code

NA 2TB NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.67 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.51 1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.19 4.71 5.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

5.30 3.38 3.69

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 2.11 2.25

Trans Type

7 8 9

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 1.28 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.39 0.84 0.86

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.75 3.29 4.80

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.19 3.14 3.24

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67 0.72

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q5 BMW X4 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Body Style

quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Coupe 4MATIC

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Strut Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Strut Multi-Link

Emissions

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

7.1 8.4 8.8

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- - 4.0

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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