Compare: 2019 Audi Q5 vs 2019 Mercedes GLC


Today's luxury SUVs are more advanced than ever, both inside and out, so finding the right one for your particular needs can be a challenge. That's why we've put together a comparison between two of the most popular luxury SUVs available - the 2019 Audi Q5 and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC.

2019 Audi Q5

The 2019 Audi Q5 is flush with luxury features inside, a serene interior, plenty of space, and breathtaking power. The clean lines and aggressive styling give the Audi Q5 a refined appearance that makes it easy to see why buyers are falling in love with compact SUVs. On the other side, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC showcases a cabinet-grade interior and an impressive collection of technology. There were only minor changes for the new model year which might be a turnoff for buyers wanting the latest and greatest. Both the 2019 Audi Q5 and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC have a lot to offer, but with such similar specs, it's the little things that make the biggest differences. And that's where the Audi proves itself the more capable machine.


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with keyless ignition, heated front seats, a power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, wood trim, and 18inch wheels. The 2019 Audi Q5 provides leather upholstery for the base models, power-adjusted front seats, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, two USB ports, xenon headlights, low-speed automatic emergency braking, and 18-inch wheels. While both vehicles come with a 7-inch infotainment system, Audi offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard, whereas the Mercedes-Benz is one of the few manufactures that charge extra for these ubiquitous operating systems. Not to mention the leather upholstery for the Mercedes-Benz is only included on higher trim levels meaning you have to pay more for what comes standard on the Audi Q5.


While both SUVs are mechanically similar, the Audi Q5 has an edge the Mercedes-Benz can't compete with. The GLC comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, and a zero to sixty of 6.3 seconds. Audi's 2.0-liter turbo-4 is a staple of the Audi lineup and been perfected throughout the family and paired with a dual-clutch seven-speed S tronic® automatic transmission that features remarkably fast and smooth shifting performance. You'll find more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz with the Q5 putting out 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque with a zero to sixty of 5.9 seconds. The Audio also features an evolved version of its legendary quattro all-wheel drive featuring ultra® technology that combines driving dynamics with efficiency. In specific driving circumstances, it can proactively distribute torque to switch from front-wheel drive to all-wheel drive, giving your vehicle enhanced stability and traction where it's needed. When it comes to towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is also the clear choice over the Mercedes-Benz for pulling heavy loads.

Both the 2019 Audi Q5 and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC are equipped to fit the same number of people, but the Audi Q5 offers a more spacious ride for backseat passengers. When size is at a premium, cargo space is a must, and the Audi comes out on top with a low load floor and 26.8 cubic feet of cargo room compared to the GLC with 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

For such similar vehicles the 2019 Audi Q5 provides a whole different experience with standard leather and arguably the world's best all-wheel drive system. If you want to learn more about the 2019 Audi Q5, the experts at Audi San Juan are here to answer any questions you may have and set up a test-drive at your earliest convenience.

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