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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Audi Q5

Designed for overachievers, the GLC SUV is a hard worker that looks good doing it. Sleek, well-equipped, and capable, the GLC SUV is the ultimate luxury adventure vehicle. See how it stacks up against another top luxury model with the following 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Audi Q5 comparison. Which one will best suit you?  The GLC and Q5 both start around $40,000, which is competitive pricing for their segment. Both SUVs boast a powerful 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, but thanks to the GLC's extended plug-in hybrid powertrain option, it does deliver superior performance. Both SUVs comfortably seat five passengers and offer plenty of cargo space to haul reasonably sized items. The Q5 does boast a slightly higher towing capacity, but the GLC's is plenty efficient to accomplish simple towing tasks.

2018 Mercedes-Benz



2018 Audi


$40,050* Starting MSRP $41,500
2.0L inline-4 / electric motor 241 - 320 hp & 273 lb-ft - 413 lb-ft torque Engine Specs & Output 2.0L 4-cylinder  252 hp & 273 lb-ft torque 
5 passengers & 19.4 - 56.6 cu. ft. Seating & Cargo Capacity 5 passengers & 26.8 - 60.4 cu. ft.
3,500 lbs. Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Model Options

Offered in three upscale, well-equipped model options, the 2018 GLC SUV has something to fit a wide range of driving needs. The three model options--GLC 300 SUV, GLC 300 4MATIC® AWD SUV, and GLC 350e 4MATIC® AWD SUV--are offered with many different accessories and packages to further personalize and upgrade them.

Both the GLC 300 models boast a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that delivers an exciting 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The GLC 350e 4MATIC® AWD SUV is equipped with a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine and a plug-in hybrid electric motor that delivers a combined 320 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. Depending on the model, the GLC SUV accelerates from 0-60 mph between 6.4 and 6.2 seconds depending on the model.

The 2018 GLC SUV comes standard with several innovative features to enhance life behind the wheel, including a freestanding 7" color display with a central controller, dual USB audio ports, a 14-way power driver's seat with memory, five years of Mercedes-Benz mBrace® Connect services, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, ATTENTION ASSIST, and much more.

The model's starting MSRP ranges from $40,050* - $49,990*. 

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale for details.

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