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2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review

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2021 Audi
Q5

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

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MSRP*
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$43,300 to $47,800
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$43,200 to $51,650
Invoice* $40,703 to $44,932 $40,608 to $48,551
MPG - City 23 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 28 28 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi Q5 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q5 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi Q5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi Q5 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The Audi Q5 has less cargo space than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi Q5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.