Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2018 Audi Q3

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2018 Audi Q3
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SUV GLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLA 250 24 33 $31,062 $33,400
4MATIC SUV GLA 250 23 31 $32,922 $35,400
4MATIC SUV AMG GLA 45 22 28 $47,058 $50,600
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2.0 TFSI FWD Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI FWD Premium 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
2.0 TFSI FWD Premium Plus 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
2.0 TFSI FWD Sport Premium 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
2.0 TFSI FWD Sport Premium Plus 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium Plus 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Sport Premium 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Sport Premium Plus 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,062
$30,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,400
$32,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$557 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results. The 2018 Audi Q3 offers a fun-to-drive alternative to the entry compact luxury car, but with more utility. Versus its rivals, it delivers more ride comfort and interior refinement, but less fuel efficiency.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 40
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.6
Front Head Room (in)
40 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 31.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 102.5
Height, Overall (in)
60 62.5
Liftover Height (in)
23.9 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
41.8 48.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
54.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 16.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
17.2 16.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
31.8 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.9 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.1
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 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40WR18 P235/50HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40WR18 P235/50HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3296 3483
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 200 @ 5100
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 @ 1250 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.95
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.55
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA Audi Q3
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.7
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA

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