Compare 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class vs 2018 Audi Q5

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
2018 Audi Q5
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SUV GLC 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLC 300 22 28 $36,410 $39,150
4MATIC SUV GLC 300 21 28 $38,270 $41,150
4MATIC Coupe GLC 300 22 27 $42,734 $45,950
4MATIC SUV AMG GLC 43 18 24 $51,057 $54,900
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLC 43 N/A N/A $55,475 $59,650
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI Premium 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 27 $38,596 $41,500
2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 23 27 $41,014 $44,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,410
$38,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,150
$41,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$653 / month
$692 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package. The Audi Q5 is certainly the segment's most modern offering, delivering a high degree of technology, comfort, and conservative style.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.1 111
Height, Overall (in)
64.5 65.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 63.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 63.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.4 25.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
36.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.5 53.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
19.4 25.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13
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)
13.5 13.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 4400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 440
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 440
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3892 4057
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 420
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5500 252 @ 5000
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 273 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 2.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.39
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.51
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 3.19
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 5.30
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31 1.52
Trans Type
9 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLC Audi Q5
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.1
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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