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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
27.3 31.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.1
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/40WR18 P235/50HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40WR18 P235/50HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3296 3483
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA Audi Q3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
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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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
  • 2019 GLA-Class is available
  • Unadvertised incentives remains
  • Lease: From $359/mo.
  • Financing: APR deals still unavailable
2018 Audi Q3
  • 2018 Audi Q3 has new standard features
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $1,000 loyalty discount
  • Finance: From 4.99% APR for 66 months + $1,500
  • Lease: From $369 per month for 36 months
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