2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2016 Audi Q5
Choosing a vehicle is a decision you'll live with for at least a handful of years, so it's important you take your time, do the necessary research, and explore your options. In the luxury utility segment, there is an increasing number of choices that make narrowing your search a little more challenging. To help you decipher the key differences between two of the compact crossover segment's top options, we put together a brief comparison between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2016 Audi Q5.
As you'll see in the table below, most key performance and equipment specs favor the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC, which replaces the Mercedes-Benz GLK for the new model year. The addition of the new 9-speed automatic transmission has helped increase efficiency, which plays a role in making the more powerful SUV also the more efficient one.
|2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300||VS||2016 Audi Q5 2.0T|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||Engine||2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder|
|9-Speed Automatic||Transmission||8-Speed Automatic|
|241 HP / 273 lb-ft Torque||Power Ratings||220 HP / 258 lb-ft Torque|
|21 city / 28 hwy||MPG||20 city / 28 hwy|
Choosing between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC or Audi Q5
Despite housing similar engines, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC has the edge over the Audi Q5 in horsepower, torque and fuel economy. While the efficiency numbers are nearly equal, the GLC300's 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine produces noticeably more horsepower and torque than that of the Audi Q5.
The advantages of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC over the Audi Q5 don't stop with engine specs and standard equipment, though. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC's max payload of 1,466 lbs far surpasses the 1,047-pound payload of the Q5. More front and rear headroom also make the GLC's ride more comfortable for taller passengers.
While specs and equipment tell part of the story, the best way to compare the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. Audi Q5 is to do so behind the wheel. Schedule a test drive in the new GLC at Loeber Motors and take the first step toward owning one of the world's best utility vehicles.