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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV vs 2018 Audi Q5

If you like to live your adventure riding in the lap of luxury then you need to find a premium SUV that meets your personal taste as well as driving habits. Two of the most attractive and accommodating SUVs on the market today are the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the 2018 Audi Q5. These SUVs offer powerful and efficient drivetrains and get loaded with advanced technology and safety equipment to provide an unparalleled driving performance. Find out all of the similarities and differences between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and the 2018 Audi Q5 below.

Driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV on the left "vs" front exterior view of a black 2018 Audi Q5

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV


2018 Audi Q5

2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder
241 HP/ 273 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 252 HP/ 273 LB-FT
9-Speed TouchShift® Manually Interactive Automatic Standard Transmission 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic
22 MPG City*/ 28 MPG HWY* Fuel Economy 23 MPG City/ 27 MPG HWY

*EPA estimated 28 MPG highway and 22 MPG city with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions

Compare the 2018 GLC SUV & the Audi Q5

As you can see from the chart above the standard drivetrain specs of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2018 Audi Q5 are almost identical with the 2018 GLC providing better fuel efficiency and the 2018 Q5 having slightly more horsepower. On the interior of both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and the 2018 Audi Q5 there is spacious seating for five people but the 2018 GLC provides passengers with more front row headroom than the Audi Q5 does. The interiors of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2018 Audi Q5 also get equipped with standard 7” Color Touchscreen Displays, Rearview Cameras, and KEYLESS-START but the 2018 GLC SUV also comes standard with a Power Rear Liftgate. With so many similarities between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and the 2018 Audi Q5 their differences are even more obvious. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC has better EPA estimated fuel efficiency and more appealing standard equipment which puts the 2018 GLC into the winner’s circle ahead of the 2018 Audi Q5. Take the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV for a test drive today at Mercedes-Benz of Salem and experience everything that it has to offer for yourself first-hand.