Compare 2018 Audi Q3 and 2018 Mercedes GLA-Class

Getting the most out of your vehicle is kind of the point of an SUV--especially when it comes to a compact luxury crossover. You want power and performance, efficiency and practicality, space and convenience, comfort and connectivity, and tons of features, all at a price that's friendly to first-time buyers. It can be difficult to get everything on your list, and still be able to drive an SUV that you love, but there are two very compelling options currently that could be just what you're looking for: the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Audi Q3.

Both brands boats strong reputations for making comfortable, quality vehicles. Both are turbocharged and fun. Both can be had in multiple trim levels, with added package options. Both start under $35,000. But, if you can only pick one, it's important to know which is going to offer the style, features, and driving feel that you really want.

Compare Features & Pricing

  • The Audi Q3 is more affordable than the Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • Mercedes withholds some key luxury features from its base model; Audi gives them to you standard
  • The interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA has been criticized for its use of hard plastics; the Audi Q3's interior uses genuine materials and real leather

Compare Engine Options & Utility

  • Both Mercedes and Audi offer a standard 2.0-liter turbo-four on their subcompact SUV
  • The Mercedes-Benz GLA has slightly more horsepower, but the Audi Q3 has a superior ride quality
  • The Audi Q3 boasts more available cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz GLA

Test-Drive the New 2018 Audi Q3 in Charlotte

Mercedes-Benz is known for making ultra-luxurious and comfortable cars--but, in an effort to make its entry-level GLA SUV ultra-competitive, it seems like Mercedes missed the mark. For the same price or less, you could get a well-equipped and sporty Audi Q3 instead. Visit us in Charlotte to test-drive the newest subcompact crossover and see if it's the right fit for you.