2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Audi Q5 Comparison

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Audi Q5

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 2018 Audi Q5
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Audi Q5

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Mid-size luxury SUVs that seat five are always in demand, thanks to their mix of premium features, advanced styling and spirited performance. Two of the most capable midsize SUVs for 2018 are the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the Audi Q5. Both are meticulously-constructed with handsome exteriors and luxurious interiors. We invite you test drive both. If you are serious about solidity, safety and roominess, you’ll find that the GLC 300 beats the Q5 for about the same price.

Ride and Handling

Both vehicles provide performance prowess, but the GLC 300 offers ride and handling advantages not found on the Q5. One is available Air Body Control, which provides self-leveling and height-adjusting air spring-struts that adapt to loads and roads, and it even eases cargo loading by lowering the rear of the GLC 300. Another Mercedes-Benz advantage is multimode Dynamic Select for dialing in the throttle, shifting, chassis and more, from Comfort to Sport+, via a console button.


Both cars have handsome exterior designs that reflect their German heritage. The Mercedes-Benz has a substantial, sold look, with softer, more attractive lines and smoother curves than older models. The GLC 300 has a longer wheelbase (113.1 vs 111.1 inches) and is lower (64.5 vs 65.3 inches). The Mercedes-Benz also weighs less and has larger front and rear tracks.


The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers features that are either optional or not available on the Audi Q5, including Adaptive Variable Suspension, a nine-speed automatic transmission, intelligent cruise control, automatic load leveling, run-flat tires, front dual-power headrests, standard front power memory seats, front dual power lumbar support, standard vehicle location system, electronic parking aid, cargo net, rear armrest storage, rear pretensioners, front airbag deactivation via Child Seat Detection System, twin complex surface halogen headlights and standard memory-adjustable exterior mirrors.

As you can see, you get much more for your money with the GLC 300. We invite you to visit our Mercedes-Benz dealership today and test drive the remarkable 2018 GLC 300. You’ll experience world-class personal service in which your satisfaction is paramount.

* Based on year model EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.