2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Audi Q3

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA


Drivers in the Mount Prospect, IL area have often wondered which SUV is superior; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA or the 2015 Audi Q3?

Mount Prospect can wonder no longer. The choice between the two luxury SUVs is clear. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA has a better engine, first-rate fuel efficiency, exceptional capacity and is more comfortable than the Audi Q3.

For our purposes we’re going to give Mount Prospect drivers a look at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® and the Audi Q3 2.0T Premium.

Performance and Efficiency: Mercedes-Benz vs. Audi

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Audi Q3 both offer turbocharged 2.0 liter, Inline-4 engines, but the Mercedes manages to get a few extra horsepower out of their Inline-4. The GLA gets 208 HP, while the Q3 only manages 200 HP. It may not sound like much, but those extra horses can make the difference in a passing lane near Mount Prospect.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA Inline-4 is not only more powerful, but it’s also more efficient. The GLA is rated at 24/32 MPG, while the Q3 is rated at a weaker 20/29 MPG. The Mercedes will not only help you get around a slow box truck in Mount Prospect, but it will also cost less at the pump.

Capacity and Safety: Mercedes-Benz vs. Audi

Luxury SUV buyers in Mount Prospect are not only looking for performance and efficiency. They’re also looking for capacity and safety. The GLA is again the superior luxury SUV.

The GLA brings 17.2 cu. ft. of cargo volume to the grocery store, while the Q3 only pulls up with 16.7 cu. ft. of cargo volume.

The Mercedes-Benz also offers more options when it comes to passenger protection with options for rear side airbags. The GLA also offers vehicle theft tracking as a standard feature, while the Q3 doesn’t offer vehicle theft tracking.

Comfort: Mercedes-Benz vs. Audi

The exterior of the 2015 GLA measures up at slightly smaller dimensions than the Q3, but the interior of the GLA is designed to offer more space for passengers and greater comfort than the Q3. Both luxury SUVs seat five comfortably, but the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA was built with comfort in mind.

The GLA offers three more inches of headroom in the front and 1.4 more inches of headroom in the back than the Q3. The GLA also gives drivers and passengers almost two more inches of legroom than the Q3 does.

The Final Verdict: The GLA Wins

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA offers superior performance, fuel efficiency, capacity, safety and comfort to Mount Prospect than the Audi Q3. The Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with a base MSRP of $33,300. That’s slightly more than the Q3’s $32,500 base MSRP, but the GLA comes with a lot more features and options than the Q3, so Mount Prospect drivers will actually get more for their money with the GLA.

Autohaus on Edens has the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA available for a test drive right now. Contact us through our home page, by phone or stop by in-person to get more information today and put a new GLA in your Mount Prospect driveway today.