Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2018 Audi Q3

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2018 Audi Q3
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AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 22 28 $47,058 $50,600
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 23 31 $32,922 $35,400
GLA GLA 250 SUV 24 33 $31,062 $33,400
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $30,596 $32,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $32,550 $35,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium FWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium Plus FWD 20 28 $31,528 $33,900
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
Q3 2.0 TFSI Sport Premium quattro AWD 20 28 $33,480 $36,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,058
$30,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,600
$32,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$843 / 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
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 40
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.1
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 172.8
Height, Overall (in)
58 62.5
Liftover Height (in)
23.4 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 102.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 72.1
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 12.3
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 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45ZR19 P235/50HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45ZR19 P235/50HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3457 3483
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
350 @ 2250 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
375 @ 6000 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)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.95
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.39 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 1.55
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 -
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA Audi Q3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 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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