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2022 Audi Q5 vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review

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2022 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $43,300 to $50,100
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2022 Mercedes-Benz
GLC 300

MSRP*: $43,850 to $52,500
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MPG - City 23 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 51.9 - 54.1 ft3 49.4 - 56.5 ft3
Engine
  • 201-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 261-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 255 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 183.3 - 186.3 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 74.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Head Room Front 38.1 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.3 in
Front 38.9 - 39.6 in
Rear 38.3 - 39.6 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Audi Q5 than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q5 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Audi Q5 or the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Audi Q5 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. The Audi Q5 has less cargo space than the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.