The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 received a redesign for the 2018 model year, along with a few equipment upgrades and enhancements. Agile, adventurous, and adaptable, the 2018 GLA 250 offers the compact footprint of a full-size sedan with the capability and versatility of a crossover. To highlight the redesigned SUV, we created a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Audi Q3 model comparison.
Both the GLA and Q3 are affordably priced, making them more accessible to younger buyers or buyers with a small family. Both SUVs sport a powerful 2.0L engine, but the GLA has the advantage with 8 more horses under the hood. The GLA also reaches 60 MPH a whole second faster than the Q3. Despite its power advantages, the GLA is even more efficient than the Q3—earning up to 5 more MPG on the highway. The Q3 only tops the GLE in terms of cargo volume, offering about 7 more cubic feet.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
2018 Audi Q3
|208-hp 2.0L I-4 & 7.2 seconds||Engine Specs & 0-60 MPH Acceleration||200-hp 2.0L TFSI & 8.2 seconds|
|24 city / 33 highway||Fuel Economy (MPG)||20 city / 28 highway|
|Up to 43.6 cubic feet||Max Cargo Volume||Up to 50.3 cubic feet|
Opening the door of the 2018 GLA 250 reveals a luxurious cabin space with upscale design details, generous legroom for all passengers, and several features and amenities to enhance the drive. From advanced connectivity features to smart safety systems, the 2018 GLA 250 offers both driver and passengers an elevated driving experience. The freestanding 8” color display offers a wide range of ways to stay entertained, comfortable, and informed. Connectivity systems like Bluetooth® audio streaming, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are also available. Other interior features include the following:
*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]
*European models shown