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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV vs. 2019 Audi Q3 in Northbrook, IL

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV and 2019 Audi Q3 side by side comparison

Set yourself free when you drive the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV or the 2019 Audi Q3. Athletic and spacious, these premium midsize SUVs are built to last. The experts at Autohaus on Edens in Northbrook, IL, compared these two luxury SUVs below to help you decide which one best suits your needs. Peruse our inventory, then schedule a test drive to experience your preferred trim on the road. You can also learn more about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV on our model research hub or get in touch with an Autohaus on Edens specialist by calling (847) 272-7900 should you have any questions.

For the purposes of this comparison, we’ll be looking at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV, starting at $35,950 MSRP, and the 2019 Audi Q3 Premium, starting at $34,700 MSRP.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV vs. Audi Q3Engine Specs & Performance


Command the road ahead when you drive the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV or 2019 Audi Q3. While each SUV offers its own version of all-wheel drive and similar engine specifications, only the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV is equipped with a 2.0L turbo I4 engine, producing 208 HP and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. This masterpiece is also mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, ECO start/stop system, DYNAMIC SELECT with shift paddles, and exclusive off-road package.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV vs. Audi Q3Interior & Exterior


Leave nothing to the imagination when you arrive in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV or all-new Audi Q3. Both luxury SUVs feature dual-zone automatic climate control, privacy glass, and a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, but only the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV takes your comfort to the next level with the following cabin appointments:

  • 14-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support and memory
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Foglamps
  • MB-Tex upholstery
  • Power liftgate with programmable height
  • Sail Pattern dash trim
  • Up to 43.6 cu.-ft. of cargo capacity

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV vs. Audi Q3Safety & Technology

Have peace of mind every time you slide behind the wheel of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV or new Audi Q3. These premium SUVs feature advanced technology like HD Radio™, Bluetooth®*, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a rearview camera to keep your loved ones safe. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV also offers the safety and technology considerations below.

  • Adaptive braking technology
  • ATTENTION ASSIST®
  • Eight airbags
  • Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call
  • Mercedes me Assist and Connect Services
  • Pre-wiring for GARMIN MAP PILOT
  • Remote start
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS-START
  • “Welcome Home” feature

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

2018 mercedes-benz gla vs. q3 Are you looking for the dynamic handling and lively performance of a sedan but still need the dependable capability and spacious interior of an SUV? With so many options available today, finding a luxury vehicle that fits the bill can be difficult. That’s why the experts at Autohaus on Edens have taken two popular luxury SUVs and put them head-to-head: the new 2018 Audi Q3 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA. Read on to learn which one comes out on top! For the purposes of this comparison, we’ll take a look at the 2018 Audi Q3 Premium, starting at $32,900 MSRP, and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV, starting at $33,400 MSRP. If you already have your eye on the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA, explore the new inventory at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL to see our available models. We also encourage you to visit our incentives page to see if you qualify for our latest finance and lease offers.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Audi Q3: Performance & Capability

While the 2018 Audi Q3 and 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA both come with 2.0L turbocharged I4 engines, the 2018 GLA outperforms the 2018 Q3, providing a bit more horsepower and substantially more torque. You’ll also prefer the 2018 GLA SUV because of the beloved ECO-START® system, which automatically shuts off the engine at idle situations to save fuel and reduce emissions, and the DYNAMIC SELECT® multimode drive program, which allows you to select from four different drive modes to create a personalized driving experience. Similar features aren’t available on the new 2018 Q3. Key engine and performance specs for these luxury SUVs are as follows:
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV 2018 Audi Q3
2.0L inline-4 turbo Engine 2.0L inline-4 turbo
208 HP Horsepower 200 HP
258 lb.-ft. Torque 207 lb.-ft.
7G-DCT 7-speed dual-clutch automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
Front-wheel drive Drivetrain Front-wheel drive
24/33 MPG Fuel Economy 20/28 MPG

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Audi Q3: Interior & Exterior

Five passengers can sit comfortably in both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA interior and 2018 Audi Q3 interior. They also both come with 18-in. wheels and LED daytime running lights, but our specialists agree you’ll appreciate the features of the 2018 GLA much more. Relax during your drive in the 14-way power driver seat with memory when you choose the 2018 GLA. The 2018 Q3 only offers 12-way power front seats with no memory feature. See additional interior and exterior features of the new 2018 GLA SUV below.
2018 mercedes gla suv interior

Interior Features:

  • 43.6 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
  • 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel
  • 4.5-in. color instrument cluster display
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • 14-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar support and memory
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
2018 mercedes gla suv design

Exterior Features

  • 18-in. 5-spoke wheels
  • Iconic grille
  • Power liftgate
  • Front fog lamps
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Auto-on rear-window wiper

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Audi Q3: Safety & Technology

Even though you’ll find advanced safety systems and technology in both the 2018 GLA and 2018 Q3, our experts believe you’ll prefer the 2018 GLA over the 2018 Q3 because of features not available with the new Q3. The ATTENTION ASSIST® system that comes standard on the new 2018 GLA SUV alerts you with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. A similar feature isn’t available on the new 2018 Q3. Additional safety and technology features of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV include:
2018 mercedes gla suv safety

Safety Features:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • Brake Assist (BAS®)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  • 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS-START®
  • Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature
2018 mercedes gla suv technology

Technology Features

  • Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  • 5 years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect
  • Central controller and 8-in. color display
  • Hands-free Bluetooth® interface
  • HD Radio® receiver
  • Prewiring for GARMIN MAP PILOT
  • CD player with MP3 capability
  • In-dash SD card reader
  • Media interface
2018 mercedes gla suv test drive Why wait any longer to get behind the wheel of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV to experience its spirited drive for yourself? Schedule a test drive at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL. If you have any questions, give the Autohaus on Edens team a call at (847) 272-7900, or reach out through our contact form. *Bluetooth is a registered mark Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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