2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Audi Q3

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Audi Q3

This is nothing new. Mercedes-Benz and Audi have been battling back and forth since the two first came to fruition. The German automakers both strive to achieve top-tier status in the luxury vehicle segment, and both will rarely disappoint. Their compact crossovers leave plenty for drivers to be ecstatic about, so take a look as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Audi Q3.

We know you’re wondering about it, so we’ll lay the performance info out to you. When it comes to power, the GLA 250 has it all. It beats out the Q3 in horsepower and torque as well as having an extra transmission speed. Additionally, it gets better fuel efficiency. The power to efficiency ratio is a rare one to have, but thanks to years of German engineering and perfecting their craft, Mercedes-Benz has pulled off something extraordinary.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2018 Audi Q3 2.0T Premium FWD

$33,400 MSRP $32,900
24 city/33 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 20 city/28 hwy mpg
7 Speed Automatic Transmission 6 Speed Automatic
208 Horsepower 252
258 lb-ft Torque 273 lb-ft
7.1 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
DISTRONIC PLUS (Optional) Intelligent Cruise Control Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 GLA 250

It’s not every day you come across an SUV like one of these two. They offer drivers some classy state-of-the-art technology and comfortable interiors, but this is also an area where the GLA 250 comes out ahead. Certain safety and convenience features in the Mercedes-Benz model are not available in the Q3. Intelligent cruise control is one of those features. When activated, drivers can keep the regular cruise control system engaged even if the vehicle in front of them is driving inconsistently. By using a series of sensors, the intelligent cruise control will ensure you keep a safe interval between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. Not only does this provide convenience so you don’t have to keep switching out of cruise control, but it’s also a safety precaution that can help those who may be inattentive drivers. Also helping gauge drivers’ attention is ATTENTION ASSIST®, which will detect driver drowsiness through a series of monitors and alert them both audibly and visually should they become too tired to drive. Innovations like these are what set Mercedes-Benz apart from the competition, and the GLA 250 is a spitting image of what a luxury SUV should look like.

When all is said and done, there is just too much offered in the GLA 250 that can’t be had in the Q3. If you’re on board with everything going on in this SUV, come check it out here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis today!

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