2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi Q3

Leading the way in the luxury midsize SUV segment are two competitors that always seem to be neck and neck when vying for that top spot. With a reputation for being quick to include as many safety features as possible, Mercedes-Benz offers peace of mind that isn’t offered in most other vehicles. Can the Audi Q3 match up to the juggernaut that is the GLC? See for yourself as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi Q3.

Offering industry firsts is what separates Mercedes-Benz from its competitors. Safety features like PRESAFE® and ATTENTION ASSIST® were created by Mercedes-Benz and aren’t found in any other vehicles. While they’re going the extra mile to keep drivers and their passengers safe, there’s more to look at. See a full comparison of these two in the chart below.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi Q3 2.0T Premium Plus quattro
$42,050 MSRP $35,800
21 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 20 city/28 hwy mpg
9 Speed Automatic Transmission 6 Speed Automatic
241 Horsepower 200
273 lb-ft Torque 207 lb-ft
6.4 seconds 0-60 time 7.8 seconds
AWD Drivetrain FWD
7 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Not Available
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Taking Performance to New Heights

Maybe safety isn’t at the top of your list of priorities. That’s fine, because the 2018 GLC 300 4MATIC® edges out the Q3 in performance as well. A nine-speed automatic transmission ensures you’re getting the smoothest transition between gears while eliminating the excess noise that comes with shifting. The Q3 offers a little less smoothness as it has a six speed transmission.

If you take a look at the fuel efficiency in each, you might assume the two have similar power. After all, they offer almost the same mpgs. However, the intelligent craftsmanship of the 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine gives the GLC 300 4MATIC® 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque for an incredible adrenaline-induced experience behind the wheel. You’ll have complete control of the reigns with electromechanical power steering for easier maneuvering.

Interested in owning the GLC 300 4MATIC® yourself? Get in touch with the team at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis to see how we can help you put this innovative SUV in your driveway!

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC touchscreen
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC display readings
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC on the road
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC front row

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