2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Audi Q3

Comparison image of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Audi Q3 with VS in the center

Having a vehicle you enjoy driving doesn’t end when you have kids. There are plenty of upscale crossover SUVs out there that offer the exciting drive you want, with the practicality, safety features and versatile design needed to cater to families. Among the luxury crossover SUV segment, two models stand out from the rest, offering dynamic engine specs with everyday usefulness. Here at Loeber Motors, we’ve pitted these models against each other to help our customers find the model that suits them perfectly. Take a look at how our very own 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA stands up against a top competitor like the 2018 Audi Q3 in the chart below.

For the purposes of our model comparison, we’ll be comparing the base-level versions of both models. Take a look at the close competition between the 2018 Mercedes Benz GLA 250 vs the 2018 Audi Q3 and decide for yourself which model offers the style, specs, and space that you’re looking for in a new vehicle.



2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

2018 Audi Q3

208 Horsepower 200
258 lb-ft Torque 207 lb-ft
33 HWY MPG Fuel Economy 28 HWY MPG
17.2 ft3 Cargo Space 16.7 ft3

Outstanding Performance from the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

While both models feature a versatile crossover design that creates a sedan-like performance with SUV-like interior space, the 2018 GLA features a sportier, more aggressive styling that gives it a commanding presence over the Audi Q3.

This aggressive nature of the GLA translates over to its on-road performance, which is nothing short of engaging. The powerful crossover puts forth 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, with allows it to create a dynamic drive with quick acceleration. Compare this to the Audi Q3 and its 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, and it’s clear which model wins this race.

In addition to its superior performance, the GLA also offers better fuel conservation, offering Chicago drivers 33 MPG on the highway, compared to the 28 highway MPG available with the Q3.

For more information about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA, feel free to contact us here at Loeber Motors in Chicago, IL. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this impressive model, and set you up with a test drive in it at your earliest convenience. Just give us a call or click the button below to send us a message online. We look forward to hearing from you!


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