2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Audi Q3 Comparison

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Audi Q3

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 2018 Audi Q3
  208 hp 200 hp
  258 ft-lbs 207 ft-lbs
  7-Speed Automated Manual 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Audi Q3

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Luxury vehicles changed the crossover industry by offering vehicles that provide space along with the luxuries that drivers love. Mercedes-Benz and Audi lead the way in the field by providing amenities that other manufacturers do not think to install in their vehicles.

Although the two brands are viable competitors on the main scale, there is no competition when comparing the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA with the 2018 Audi Q3. The GLA mechanical and interior features alone surpass the Audi Q3’s incentives.

Mechanical Features

The Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3 both have 2.0L engines and Inline 4 cylinders. The vehicles differ, though, when it comes to fuel economy. The 2018 GLA offers torque of 258 ft-lbs. @ 1250 RPM, but the 2018 Q3 only provides 207 ft-lbs. @ 1700 RPM in the torque department. The GLA has a 7-speed transmission for more rapid speed while the Q3 has to catch up with the lesser 6-speed transmission.

Interior Features

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA provides optional built-in hard drive whereas the 2018 Audi Q3 does not offer such feature. The GLA operates off a program known asmbrace®, which provides several luxurious services to drivers.mbrace® brings things like concierge services, turn-by-turn navigation, and roadside assistance to the forefront. A keyless ignition also comes standard in the GLA. In contrast to its competitor, the 2018 Audi Q3 does not havembrace® or a similar system, which means that roadside assistance and other luxuries are not even options. A keyless ignition is an option for those willing to pay more. The Mercedes-Benz GLA has leatherette interior that is much easier to clean than the Audi Q3’s leather, which requires a lot of tender loving care and money for upkeep.


The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA provides front head room of 38.4 inches. Audi’s Q3, on the other hand, only provides 37 inches of space in the front. There is also more leg room in the GLA with 40.2 inches of space rivaling that of Audi’s 40.0 inches in the Q3. The overall width of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is 71 inches when compared with the 72.1 inches found in the Q3. Such reduced width makes parking slightly easier for drivers of the Mercedes-Benz GLA than those who own the Audi Q3.

You can read all of how the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA outshines the 2018 Audi Q3 all day and still not get a full understanding of why the former crossover is better than the latter. Coming in for a test drive of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is the only way to appreciate the standard of luxury offered in this crossover. Come to Mercedes-Benz of Burlington to take a ride around town.