2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Audi Q3

Bronze 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA and red 2018 Audi Q3 side by side

Crossover SUVs are becoming more and more popular in the automotive industry. With each model trying to one up one another, it can be difficult for any particular model to stand out above the crowd. However, when it comes to the exciting new Mercedes-Benz GLA, the SUV does just that. However, we wanted to take a quick look at some of the key differences between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs the 2018 Audi Q3.

While most SUVs solely focus on offering a strong fuel economy or tremendous power, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA succeeds in both regards. In fact, the new GLA is able to achieve a standard fuel economy rating of 24 city/33 highway/27 combined mpg*. The new 2018 GLA is also powered by an impressive 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 engine. This engine is capable of generating 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA


2018 Audi Q3

27* Combined MPG 23
208 Standard Horsepower 200
258 lb-ft Standard Torque 207 lb-ft
40.0 Front Headroom 36.9"

Infotainment System in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Even though the new Mercedes-Benz GLA impresses with its performance, the popular SUV also shines once passengers step on inside the vehicle. For 2018, Mercedes-Benz upgraded the infotainment system to a vivid 8-inch color display with even more convenient features and fun entertainment options. Along with features such as navigation being available, drivers can stream their favorite music with Bluetooth®** connectivity, along with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

If you would like to learn even more about the differences between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs the 2018 Audi Q3, be sure to contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Wilmington. You can also get behind the wheel of the new GLA model today by scheduling a test drive of the SUV online through our website.


*EPA estimated 33 MPG highway and 24 MPG city with 14.8-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

**Bluetooth® is a registered mark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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