Compare 2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2018 Audi Q5
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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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
$56,172
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,500
$60,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$692 / month
$1007 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
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 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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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 40.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
183.6 186.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 62.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
111 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 76
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 64.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.1 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.1 17.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 17.6
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)
13 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)
13.3 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P255/45VR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P285/40VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 4140
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 362 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.25
Trans Type
7 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.24
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 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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