Compare 2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 BMW X4 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

2021 Audi Q5
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 23 28 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Premium 55 TFSI e quattro 43 64 $48,787 $51,900
Q5 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 23 28 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Premium Plus 55 TFSI e quattro 43 64 $48,787 $51,900
Q5 Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 23 28 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro 43 64 $48,787 $51,900
SQ5 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 $49,727 $52,900
SQ5 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 $49,727 $52,900
SQ5 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 $49,727 $52,900
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M40i Sports Activity Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X4 M40i Sports Activity Coupe 21 27 $57,880 $61,700
X4 xDrive30i Sports Activity Coupe 23 29 $48,490 $51,600
X4 M Sports Activity Coupe 14 19 $68,760 $73,400
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AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 24 $61,006 $64,900
GLC AMG GLC 43 4MATIC SUV 18 24 $56,306 $59,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 15 22 $72,286 $76,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ SUV 15 22 $69,466 $73,900
GLC AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe 15 22 $79,430 $84,500
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 28 $48,551 $51,650
GLC GLC 300 4MATIC SUV 21 28 $42,488 $45,200
GLC GLC 300 SUV 22 29 $40,608 $43,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,703
$57,880
$61,006
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,300
$61,700
$64,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$1028 / month
$1082 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.0
7.0
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 2021 BMW X4 is a crossover worth coveting, though our money would be on the more practical, cheaper, and really not much different X3. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 40.7 40.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 37.5 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.7 40.3 38.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.5 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 35.5 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97.8 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 65.6 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
111 112.8 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 76.3 76
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63.2 64.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 187.4 187
Height, Overall (in)
65.5 63.8 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.2 6.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 18.5 36.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.1 50.5 36.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.1 18.5 36.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.5 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 13.7 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.2 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50HR19 P285/40VR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P245/50HR19 P255/45VR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4400 - 3500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4079 4323 4235
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 7.5 20 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 7.5 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - 150
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
261 @ 5000 382 @ 5800 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric 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 365 @ 1520 384 @ 2500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.38 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 3.46 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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.00 5.35
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64 0.72
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Coupe 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi Q5 BMW X4 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
7.1 7.8 8.9
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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2021 Audi Q5
  • 2021 Audi Q5 is here; 2020s sold out
  • Lease: From $419 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: $750 cash incentive
  • Finance: From 1.49% APR for 60 months
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2021 BMW X4
  • 2021 X4 available; 2020s gone
  • Lease: From $559 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $2,500 APR credit
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
  • 2021 GLC-Class on sale; 2020 sold out
  • Lease: From $479/mo.
  • Rebates: Up to $500 off (no coupe)
  • Finance: From 0% for 36 mo.
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