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Compare 2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 BMW X3 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 Audi Q5
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 28 N/A $43,300
Q5 Premium 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A N/A $51,900
Q5 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 28 N/A $43,300
Q5 Premium Plus 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A N/A $51,900
Q5 Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 28 N/A $43,300
Q5 Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A N/A $51,900
SQ5 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 N/A $52,900
SQ5 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 N/A $52,900
SQ5 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 N/A $52,900
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Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $65,505 $69,900
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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
N/A
$65,505
$59,220
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,300
$69,900
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$1165 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 19 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 40.4 40.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.7 41.1 38.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.6 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.4 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 63.1 65
Wheelbase (in)
111 112.8 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 74.7 76
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63.9 64.4
Length, Overall (in)
183.6 186.2 186.2
Height, Overall (in)
65.3 65.6 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8 6.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 28.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.1 62.7 36.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.1 28.7 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14.6 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 15.6 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.2 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 41.4 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P265/45ZR20 P285/40VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/45ZR20 P255/45VR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 - -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
4400 - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
440 - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 4620 4208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 10 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 442 @ 2600 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5000 473 @ 5600 385 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 (2020) 16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (2020) 19 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (2020) 14 18
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.00 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.15 3.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.14 2.25
Trans Type
7 8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.31 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.82 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.48 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.20 3.24
Trans Order Code
AY 2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64 0.72
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Coupe 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X3 M Mercedes-Benz GLC
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (2020) 11.1 8.4
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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