2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2018 Audi Q5 vs.2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

If you’re shopping for a premium family vehicle, you may have your eye on the 2018 Audi Q5 SUV. The Q5 is a top performer in the luxury SUV segment, offering:

  • 252-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 7-speed automatic transmission
  • 23 mpg city/27 mpg highway

Even so, there are plenty of reasons for Murrieta and Menifee drivers to choose the critically acclaimed 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC, such as:

  • 241-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway

This five-passenger SUV represents the boldness and innovation of the GLC line. For an in-depth comparison of the Q5 and GLC, take a look below!

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2018 Audi Q5 SUV VS 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
$41,500 Starting MSRP $40,050
7-speed automatic Transmission 9-speed automatic
27 mpg Highway MPG 28 mpg
Optional Remote Start Standard
Optional Driver Memory Settings Standard

Power & Efficiency

  • Engine: The 2018 Audi Q5 Premium and 2018 GLC 300 are furnished with a 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine.
  • Output: The Audi Q5 produces 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, while the GLC produces 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: The Audi Q5 is more efficient in the city, but on the highways, the GLC earns 28 mpg—one more mile per gallon than the Q5.
  • Transmission: The GLC comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission that offers a broader selection of gear ratios than the Q5’s 7-speed.
GLC Enhanced Performance
GLC Interior Niceties

Interior Comfort

Inside the 2018 Audi Q5, you’ll find a cozy, wood-trimmed cabin with seating for you and up to four passengers. For a starting MSRP of $41,500, the Q5 includes a central display screen, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, MP3 capability, a power liftgate, and more. The new GLC, which goes for a more reasonable starting MSRP of $40,050, brags all of those features, as well as interior comforts you can’t get as standard equipment on the Q5:

  • Driver Memory Settings: The driver’s seat includes seat-shaped controls that let you personalize and save up to three seating positions, as well as positions for the mirrors and steering column.
  • Remote Start: Perfect for hectic mornings, the remote-start function lets you start the engine from afar via the mbrace® app.

Safety & Security

For greater safety on San Diego roads, the 2018 Audi Q5 includes comprehensive airbags, stability and traction control, an electric parking brake, and more. The GLC, on the other hand, astounds with its cutting-edge safety systems. In addition to many of the Q5 SUV’s features, the GLC offers several safety exclusives, such as a Vehicle Location System and memory-adjustable mirrors. What’s more, the GLC covers all bases with standard driver assists:

  • Crosswind Assist
  • Trailer Stability Assist
GLC Safety and Security

Experience a Superior SUV in the Mercedes-Benz GLC!

While the 2018 Audi Q5 has much to offer, its transmission, interior features, and safety arsenal are lackluster next to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC. Schedule a test drive to experience the GLC SUV at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula, located at 40910 Temecula Center Drive. Our well-stocked showroom can be found near Los Angeles and Escondido!

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