2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2018 Audi Q5 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
MPG (city/hwy)
  23/27 * 20/25
Cargo Space
  26.8 cu. ft. 17.7 cu. ft.
Range (city/hwy)
  426 / 500 miles 396 / 495 miles

2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

Luxury-sport SUVs are everywhere on the roadways today. Just about every major brand of an automobile has a vehicle that falls under this specific category. These vehicles offer luxury features, good performance, innovative technologies, and stunning looks. For 2018, Audi's Q5 will be taking on the Mercedes GLC. Both of these two automobile manufacturers are ahead of the curb as well as ahead of the other vehicles in their class. This comparison will highlight certain features of a certain subject, but only one can be the winner in the end. Let's take a closure look below.


Audi and performance seem to go hand-to-hand. The 2018 Q5 stands out with its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This fine component will allow the SUV to swiftly get through the gears with relative ease. The Q5's suspension is also lightweight, which allows the driver to maneuver across multiple terrains in relative comfort. Audi's Quattro technology does a wonderful job as it will automatically switch the driving mode from front-wheel drive to all-wheel drive when needed. Power will always be in place in place thanks to this technology. The 2.0-liter TFSI engine delivers up to 252 horsepower. The Audi Q5 simply provides a great driving experience.

The 2018 Mercedes GLC is energetic and energy-conscious thanks to its turbocharged features. With nine speeds, the GLC will give you 241 horsepower while blasting you from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 6.3 seconds. For optimizing performance, this vehicle has the advanced-direct injection as well as multi-spark ignition for self-tuning. Drivers will receive great confidence while cornering thanks to the GLC's four-wheel multi-link suspension. The 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system is capable of handling a variety of conditions whether it's on the highway, or it's off-road.

Interior Features

The Audi Q5 has a simplistic finish for its cabin. This vehicle is aesthetically designed while combining comfort with sophistication. Five people can fit comfortably here, and the rear seats have sliding and split-folding capabilities. The wraparound dash has a beautiful infotainment center, there are controls mounted on the steering wheel, and its ambient lighting comes in impulse red and maritime blue. This interior will be hard to beat, and there are a number of entertainment features such as Apply CarPlay Bluetooth and Android-Auto technology.

The Mercedes GLC's best feature could be its premium upholstery that's made from Nappa leather. The front and rear seats are heated, and there's a panoramic sunroof for upward viewing. The GLC's woodgrain accents flow throughout the cabin, and there is fine stitching along the seats. The only downside to this vehicle's interior would come with its lack of total space, which feels a bit cramped.


When comparing the exterior of these two vehicle's, the Audi Q5 stands out much more because of its athletic and aerodynamic shape. The Mercedes GLC's shape is also athletic, but it leaves much to be desired elsewhere. The Q5 has soft curves, vivid lighting from its LEDs and plenty of character. The GLC sits well-balanced on its 19 and 20-inch wheels. The beautiful Mercedes emblem is huge as it screams for attention, but the rest of the body is a bit bland.

This comparison was rather tough in certain categories, but the Mercedes GLC misses the mark overall. Audi takes the crown because it will give the driver and passengers are a more fulfilling ride. For a first-hand viewing and a test drive of the 2018 Audi Q5, stop by Audi Farmington Hills.

* Actual mileage may vary.