If you’re looking for the performance and luxury that only German engineering can provide in a size that works well in smaller parking spaces, you might think you’re out of luck. After all, isn’t the idea behind luxury SUVs to get something decadent and extravagant? For Mercedes-Benz, however, the small luxury SUV segment is the perfect opportunity to show off incredible performance specs and comfortable and convenient interior space in a class that is perfect for urban agility.
Today, we’re comparing the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC to the 2020 Audi Q5, another small SUV from Volkswagen’s luxury badge. Both models promise agile luxury and thrilling performance in a competitive class which invites drivers to expect bigger and better specs and amenities. Let’s see how they measure up.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2020 Audi Q5
|2.0-liter turbo (255 horsepower)||Base engine (horsepower)||2.0-liter turbo (248 horsepower)|
|9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic||Transmission||7-speed DCT|
|113.1 inches||Wheelbase||111 inches|
|56.5 cubic feet||Cargo space||53.1 cubic feet|
|Yes||Standard lumbar support?||No|
|$42,500||MSRP starts at||$43,300|
When you compare the two models side-by-side, you see two attractive and well-outfitted SUVs that occupy a smaller size than you may typically associate with luxury SUVs. Both models are attempting to change that perception and succeeding to varying degrees.
For the Mercedes-Benz GLC, luxury and sophistication are the names of the game. With the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, drivers get plenty of incredible performance options and body style choices that include a 469-horsepower V8 engine and stunning fastback coupe.
When compared to the 2020 Audi Q5, a seemingly more value-driven model, the GLC 300 is the clear winner. Though they feature similar standard powertrains, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is able to turn it into more power. Additionally, with a superior transmission, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers a smoother and more efficient ride.
As far as capability goes, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 features more cargo space, making it the perfect companion for your weekend warrior expeditions.
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