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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Audi Q5

The Mercedes-Benz GLC is designed for those who go above and beyond and defy the conventional. With sleek styling, innovative features, and upscale comforts, the GLC SUV is the perfect package of capable, thrilling performance and ultimate luxury. See how it stacks up against the competition with the following 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Audi Q5 comparison. 

The GLC and Q5 are competitively priced for their segments, both starting around $40,000. Both SUVs sport a 2.0L engine, but the GLC offers a second powertrain option with its plug-in hybrid model. The GLC ultimately delivers the most thrilling driving experience with its hybrid model. Both SUVs seat five passengers, but the Q5 does offer slightly more cargo space. Finally, the Q5 boasts a higher towing capacity than the GLC, but both can accomplish minor towing tasks. 

2018 GLC in Silver vs 2018 Q5 in Blue

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV



2018 Audi Q5

Starting MSRP

2.0L inline-4 / electric motor | 241 - 320 hp | 273 lb-ft - 413 lb-ft torque

Engine Specs & Output

2.0L 4-cylinder | 252 hp | 273 lb-ft torque 

5 passengers | 19.4 - 56.6 cu. ft.

Seating & Cargo Capacity

5 passengers | 26.8 - 60.4 cu. ft.

3,500 lbs.
Towing Capacity
4,400 lbs.


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Model Options

The 2018 GLC SUV is available in three premium model options--GLC 300 SUV, GLC 300 4MATIC® AWD SUV, and GLC 350e 4MATIC® AWD SUV. The GLC 300 SUV and GLC 300 4MATIC® AWD SUV models both sport a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that delivers a thrilling 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The GLC 350e 4MATIC® AWD SUV is powered by a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine and a plug-in hybrid electric motor that delivers a combined 320 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. The GLC SUV accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.4 - 6.2 seconds depending on the model. The model's MSRP ranges from $40,050* - $49,990*. 

All 2018 GLC SUV models are generously equipped with premium amenities and advanced technology to enhance life behind the wheel. Check out some of the model's standard features below. 

  • Freestanding 7" color display with central controller
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • 14-way power driver's seat with memory
  • Five years of Mercedes-Benz mBrace® Connect services
  • LED daytime running lights
  • ...and much more! 

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for details.

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