2020 Audi Q8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 | NewCars.com

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2020 Audi Q8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 Review

New 2020 Audi Q8

2020 Audi
Q8

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG GLC 43

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MSRP*
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$68,200
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$59,500 to $63,000
Invoice* $64,108 $55,930 to $59,220
MPG - City 17 18
MPG - Hwy 21 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi Q8 than in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi Q8 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Convenience
The Audi Q8 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Audi Q8 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Audi Q8 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi Q8, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Audi Q8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Handling
The Audi Q8 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q8 is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q8 has a little less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q8 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43. With the Audi Q8, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.

Warranty
The Audi Q8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43.