2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi Q5

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC vs 2018 Audi Q5

Go ahead and say your goodbyes. The only thing better than a luxury SUV is...well, we can’t think of anything, but that’s certainly open to interpretation. We all have the fantasy of doing away with the mundane and upgrading to first-class comfort, so why not give in and indulge? Your royalty-like treatment awaits for much less than you’d think. Check out our comparison of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi Q5.

Performance is the name of the game with both of these two, and that’s made even more clear when you look at the transmission speeds. The GLC 300 4MATIC® has an impressive 9-speed automatic, meaning gear shifting is smooth and seamless and better fuel efficiency at top-end speeds. The Q5 falls short with a 7-speed automatic. Check out some of the other comparisons in the table below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC®


2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro

$42,050 MSRP $41,500
21 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 23 city/27 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 7-Speed Automatic
241 Horsepower 252
273 lb-ft Torque 273 lb-ft
6.4 seconds 0-60 time Not Available
4WD Drivetrain 4WD
7 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
DISTRONIC PLUS (Optional) Intelligent Cruise Control Not Available
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Audio and Entertainment

Before getting rid of your old SUV, take a minute to look it over and see if you can find something you really like about it. Is it the convenient entertainment screen? The easily-accessible center console? High-quality audio? Whatever it is, you’re sure to find something better in the GLC 300 4MATIC®. It comes standard with a central controller and 7-inch color display for all your audio and navigation needs as well as high-quality sound coming from the FrontBass® sound system. Aside from these, there are plenty of other standard audio and entertainment features within. Those features include:

  • Bluetooth audio streaming

  • Dual USB audio ports

  • HD Radio® receiver

  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface

  • SD card reader

These don’t include the available features in the GLC 300 4MATIC®, such as Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, an 8.4-inch color screen, voice control, or even an in-car WiFi hotspot. Life is too short to not enjoy what you drive. Consider upgrading to a luxury SUV, and then get in touch with us here at World Wide Motors to check out our inventory or set up a test drive!

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