2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2017 Audi SQ5

Searching for a midsize luxury SUV might seem simple, but it can be complicated when you realize how many options you have. Each luxury brand now has its own version of this model type. It can help to compare similar models side-by-side to determine if it is a match for your driving needs. Today we're going to do just that by comparing the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 and the 2017 Audi SQ5. These vehicles might look similar, but they have many differences to discover.

The first major difference between these two vehicles is their performance capabilities. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE comes with a 3.5-liter engine and its combined performance features give it a maximum towing capacity of 6,600 pounds when properly equipped. The 2017 Audi SQ5, on the other hand, has a 3.0-liter engine and it is only able to tow 4,400 pound when properly equipped.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 VS 2017 Audi SQ5 (Base)
3.5-liter Engine Type


6,600 pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 4,400 pounds
38.2 cubic feet Cargo Volume 29.1 cubic feet
Optional Front Power Lumbar with Massage Feature Not Available


Test Drive the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 in Phoenix, AZ

Another difference between these two vehicles is their features. The Mercedes-Benz C 300 sedan comes with a long list of standard and optional features to make your driving experience as enjoyable as possible. One optional feature particularly useful for Arizona drivers is the cooled front seats on the Mercedes-Benz C 300. This will help keep you cool even at the hottest days. This feature is not available on the 2017 BMW 3 Series sedan 320i.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 sedan call or visit Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. We will be able to help answer any further questions you might have. We can even help you schedule a test drive here in the Phoenix, AZ area.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE driving downtown
Front seats of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE's steering wheel
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 with two doors open