2019 Audi Q5 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2019 Audi Q5 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC
Horsepower
  248 241
Ground Clearance
  8.2 in. 5.0 in.
Cargo Space
  25.1 cu. ft. 19.4 cu. ft.

2019 Audi Q5 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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Both cars depict the new generation of crossover sports utility vehicles (SUVs). They are agile, versatile, and at the same time display touches of elegance synonymous with the brands. However, the Audi Q5 seems to pull up in front of the pack by introducing dynamism and a myriad of extra personalized features that distinguish it from the rest. The cars may look at par on various platforms even though they are easily distinguishable by the kind of marketing and reviews available.

Standard Features

The two base models for the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC come with different standard features. The premium Q5 trim is equipped with four-wheel drive and incorporates a stunning design offering value for money. Whereas, the GLC 300 is a two-wheel drive and lacks some of the opulent interior features combined by the Q5 Premium; therefore, offering minimal value for the price tag. As a result, in order to acquire to the most luxurious of the Mercedes-Benz GLC class - the AMG® 4MATIC - you will need to produce extra dollars amounting to so much more for customizable features as compared to the highest trim of the Q5 Prestige trim that incorporates several impressive interior features.

Comfort

The Audi Q5 is much more comfortable compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLC class because it provides ample cabin space. This means that there is enhanced leg and headroom, and the passengers are also a bit more comfortable due to the expert interior design of the Audi Q5. Additionally, you don't have to worry about all your luggage since the Audi Q5 offers suitable cargo space in contrast to the Mercedes- Benz GLC class that has lesser cargo space and might inconvenience extra travelers during a road trip. Moreover, leather seats are standard in the Audi Q5 and optional in the Mercedes- Benz GLC.

Technology

Even though both models offer some of the latest safety and infotainment technological advancements, the technical aspects of the Audi Q5 are more responsive and more accessible. In addition to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, the Audi Q5 is equipped with a stellar music system from Bang & Olufsen to enhance your infotainment experience. On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz is the only manufacturer that charges extra cash for installation of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility features. This goes to show that certain entertainment features in the Mercedes-Benz are not available for those who can’t afford it or simply don't wish to pay extra.

In conclusion, don't just take my word for it. Instead, go to the dealership and ask for a test drive on the two models and experience the difference. The Audi Q5 is manufactured to satiate your experience as well as accord you value for money. I am sure you will not be disappointed by the review because the feeling you get driving the Audi Q5 will revolutionize your way of understanding how a beautifully crafted crossover SUV should feel.