Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs 2016 Audi Q5

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
2016 Audi Q5
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4MATIC 4-Door GLC 300
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 28 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $48,826 $52,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 23 30 $44,734 $48,100
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 23 30 $44,734 $48,100
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $42,780 $46,000
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $42,780 $46,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,084
$38,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,950
$40,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$682 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
As a tangential—and far more sophisticated—replacement for the GLK, the savvy 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a far better match for American wants and needs. The 2016 Audi Q5 offers one of the greatest range of powertrain choices in its class, ensuring that almost anyone can find a version of this handsome small crossover to fit their tastes.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
41.9 39.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.8 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
113.1 110.5
Height, Overall (in)
64.5 65.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 74.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.5 29.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.3 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
20.5 29.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
36.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.5 57.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 12.6
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)
12.6 11.8
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)
17.4 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3947 4200
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5550 220 @ 4450
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
273 @ 1300 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.11
Trans Type
9 8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 2.85
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLC Audi Q5
Body Style
4MATIC quattro Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.7
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 440
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
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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