Audi Q5 vs Meredes Benz GLC

The Audi Q5 vs. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

There are a lot of aspects to consider when searching for a new car, which doesn't always make the process easy, but our commitment to customers means that we help Tulsa car shoppers along every step of the process, so those looking for a luxury midsize SUV should read on to find a comparison we drew up between the Audi Q5 and a competitor, the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

The Audi Q5 is a favorite of ours because its versatile style means that drivers in all walks of life find something they enjoy about it. Roomy, smart, sleek, and captivating, it holds advantages over the Mercedes-Benz GLC in all types of areas that car shoppers look at before making their very important decision.

What areas should Owasso drivers consider when comparing these two cars?

Price

These cars are very similarly priced, with the Mercedes-Benz GLC having a slightly lower starting price, but the Audi Q5 comes standard with all types of features that the GLC does not. For instance, the Audi Q5 comes standard with all-wheel drive, but to find that on the Mercedes-Benz GLC you'll have to spend an extra $2,000. Plus, the Audi Q5 is more efficient, so you'll spend less on fuel throughout the year.


Design

These models may not have three rows of seats, but there's still plenty of cargo capacity for all the gear you have to bring along during everyday life or any adventures you set out on. However, this is one area where the Audi Q5 clearly beats out the Mercedes-Benz GLC. The cargo area of the Audi Q5 holds 26.8 cubic feet of room, and the rear seats fold flat for up to 60.4 cubic feet of total room; both measurements that best what the Mercedes-Benz GLC offers, 19.4 and 56.5 cubic feet respectively.

Additionally, there is little wasted space in the design of the Audi Q5, which is why Tulsa passengers will find the cabin more comfortable than the GLC's cabin. There's more leg room for each row, so you cramp up less, and taller passengers will find more head space in the rear row too, so riding in the backseat isn't uncomfortable for full-grown adults.

Performance

Cargo room without making a large car that feels sluggish on the road is one reason car shoppers consider this class, and if that's something you're looking for, you'll find that the Audi Q5 delivers a drive that is more exciting than that of the Mercedes-Benz GLC. A 2.0-liter I4 engine powers each model, and the superior engineering of the Audi Q5 gives drivers more horsepower to play with, so acceleration at higher speeds remains responsive and you'll have a towing capacity of 4,400 pounds, 900 more than the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Features

As mentioned before, the Audi Q5 comes standard with luxury features like leather seats, a 10-speaker surround sound system, genuine wood trim throughout the cabin, and three-zone climate control, which the Mercedes-Benz GLC can't match the quality of. Plus, features like a head-up display, an 8.3-inch touchscreen display in the center console, and an expansive panoramic sunroof are found in higher trims of the Audi Q5 but not available in the GLC.

 

Safety

The automotive safety field has introduced lots of great features in the past couple of years, and Owasso car shoppers can find the most innovative in the Audi Q5. It comes standard with features like pre-collision warning and braking that act as a back seat driver that can actually help if you're attention strays, and higher trims come with features like blind spot monitoring and more. In the Mercedes-Benz GLC, these same features are all kept behind a pricy package.

Interested in learning more about the Audi Q5? See it in person and take it for a spin at our dealership in Tulsa today!

 
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