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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Audi Q3

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

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2018 Audi Q3

$33,400* Starting MSRP $32,900
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

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Interior Features​​​​​

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:

  • mbrace® Connect services – remote vehicle controls via a smartphone app
  • Heated Seats
  • Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting
  • Rearview Camera
  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® Cruise Control
  • Parking Pilot
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS Power Liftgate
  • …and more!

*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.]

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA white front side view
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA steering wheel
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA black front seat
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA black side view

*European models shown