2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC VS 2018 Audi Q5

When it comes to the compact luxury crossover class, competition is fierce, and the features and quality available are only the best. Drivers can expect a premium interior, confident engine power, and elite standard and available features on any vehicle in this class. The two models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Audi Q5 comparison do not disappoint. Each of these models come with features like automatic climate control, wood inlays, and attractive safety features.

The 2018 Audi Q5 is equipped with Audi pre sense® basic and Audi pre sense® city, while the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers standard COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, ATTENTION ASSIST® (which informs drivers when they may be too tired to drive), and PRESAFE®*. Either of these models can deliver many driver assistance feature, but we appreciate the thorough care taken on the Mercedes-Benz model.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Audi Q5 Premium
$40,050 Starting MSRP $41,500
22/28 mpg Base Mileage (city/highway) 23/27 mpg
COMAND® 8.4-inch with navigation Available Infotainment System Audi MMI® with 7-inch display (8.3-inch available upper trims)
14-way powered with memory settings Driver Seat 8-way powered

Performance Advantages of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Both of these compact crossovers offer confident engine power and acceleration. Both models come with turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines. While the Audi model in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Audi Q5 comparison offers slightly more horsepower than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, these engines are neck and neck when it comes to torque, both offering 273 pound-feet. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission, while the standard 2018 Audi Q5 comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Both models come with a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen display.The Mercedes-Benz model is available with an 8.4-inch display on upper trims, and the Audi compact crossover’s infotainment system tops out at 8.3-inches. The base 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 also offers a standard 14-way adjusting driver’s seat with memory settings, while the Audi model starts at just eight-way power-adjusting with no memory settings.

When it comes to premium quality, good looks, and luxury, a Mercedes-Benz vehicle always delivers top value. To learn more about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, or even to test drive a model of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 here in Houston TX, contact a member of the Star Motor Cars sales team today.

*PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.

pale interior and sunroof of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
side view of the driver's cockpit of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC steering wheel and infotainment system
dashboard of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV