Head To Head Luxury: 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2019 Audi Q5

August 21st, 2019 by

When you look through the latest Mercedes-Benz cars at our Burlington, MA Mercedes-Benz dealership, you’ll see different body styles, such as sedans, coupes, and crossovers. If you want a capable crossover that handles the road like a sedan, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is for you.

Built on a platform used to manufacture smaller vehicles, the new Mercedes-Benz GLA is a fun-to-drive crossover that compares well to competitors like the 2019 Audi Q5. Whereas the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is eligible for multiple engines, the new Audi Q5 is only available with one.

Like its rival, the Mercedes-Benz GLA is offered in three trims, with each higher trim having more standard features. While both crossovers have desirable standard and available technology features, such as Bluetooth®™ connectivity, Android Auto™, and Apple CarPlay™, the Mercedes-Benz crossover has one cool feature that isn’t available on the 2019 Audi Q5—selectable driving modes for different performance levels.

Both the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the new Audi Q5 are perfectly comfortable on the Boston-area’s crowded streets. Although that’s the case, the Mercedes-Benz GLA is also at home off-road if you step up to the crossover’s middle trim, the GLA 250 4MATIC®Ò. This model has standard 4MATIC®Ò all-wheel drive, hill descent control, and a handy tool that determines the crossover’s off-road status. This feature can analyze the crossover’s steering and tilt angles as well as the percentage of its current grade.

Clearly, the new Mercedes-Benz GLA holds up well when the crossover is compared to competing vehicles like the 2019 Audi Q5. While both crossovers define luxury, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA proves that luxury doesn’t necessarily have to exclude rugged outdoor activities like off-roading.

If you want to see what it feels like to be in command of a premium crossover that’s ready for anything you have planned, head over to Mercedes-Benz of Burlington to test drive a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA today.


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