2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs Audi Q5

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC


  $40, 050

Roadside Assistance

  Unlimited / Unlimited

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5


  $41, 500

Roadside Assistance

  4yr. / Unlimited

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Audi Q5

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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Audi Q5 are favored among drivers who enjoy driving in a luxury vehicle each day. Both cars exude a high level of style and are constructed to appeal to drivers who need a reliable compact SUV. When you’ve begun shopping for a new car, it’s important to be informed on how both car models compare to one another.

Interior Features

One of the main highlights of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC is its stunning interior, which is both functional and elegant. An abundance of standard features is included, which increases the overall value of the car. The top standard features included are a seven-inch display screen with the infotainment system, HD Radio, two USB ports, Between the soft leathers and the glossy woods, you’ll enjoy spending time in a premium setting that is extremely luxe.

The Audi Q5 has many standard features in its cabin is built with sleek upholstery and ventilated front seats. Some of its top features include driver’s seat memory settings, a five-inch driver information display, push-button ignition, two USB ports, and HD Radio. Fewer standard features are included in the Audi Q5 compared to the GLC, which affects its value because you’ll need to spend more money to get what you want.


You can enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC, which is insulated enough to block out all outside sounds, especially wind. The seats in the vehicle are supportive and can easily accommodate tall adults in the front and back rows. The vehicle can accommodate five people with sculpted doors that prevent your arm from feeling cramped. Extra visibility is offered with the power sunroof. Perhaps one of the most notable features included in the cabin is the fragrance system, which releases a pleasant scent and banishes all odors. A 14-speaker Burmester premium surround sound system also improves the quality of the ride when listening to music.

The cabin that is available in the Audi Q5 is spacious and roomy with seats that are supportive but are still comfortable. A hard center cushion is provided in the backseat, which can be difficult for adults to use without feeling uncomfortable. Unfortunately, there is less cargo space that is available compared to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC, which will limit what you can transport or how much the car can be used for trips.


The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC has an exceptional amount of power under the hood and offers driver engagement with maneuverability. It has precise and communicative steering with a 241-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is responsive. You’ll be able to merge onto the highway or change lanes with ease with its authoritative passing power. The car has sharp steering and adaptive air suspension to absorb any bumps in the road. It even has nine-speed tuned for short shifts and excellent fuel efficiency for its class with 25 mpg city/highway.

The 2018 Audi Q5 won’t leave you with the fizzy feeling that the GLC offers, which makes it less exciting to drive. It still has a high level of performance with its grip and composure on winding roads. A well-controlled body roll will also allow you to feel in control of the SUV. Two engines are available in the vehicle with a standard engine that has 252 horsepower.

When you’re ready to learn more about how the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC differs from the Audi Q5, contact us today. You can schedule a test drive of the car at our dealership and get a firsthand look at the vehicle.

* Excludes all options, taxes, title registration, $995 transportation charge and dealer preparation fees.
* Starting MSRP of $41,500 for a 2018 Q5 2.0T with automatic transmission. Model shown is a 2018 Prestige Q5 2.0T with automatic transmission shown in Monsoon Gray metallic with available Cold Weather package, Warm weather package and 20” 5-segment spoke design wheels with a starting MSRP of $53,325. Prices exclude $975 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.