Compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC to the 2018 Audi Q5

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. the 2018 Audi Q5

In the increasingly competitive luxury SUV segment, both Mercedes-Benz and Audi are major competitors. These two German rivals are continually vying for the top spot in the luxury SUV class, and if you ever needed any evidence of just how fierce the competition has gotten, you need only compare the new Mercedes-Benz GLC to its counterpart, the Audi Q5.

Occupying an attractive spot in the luxury compact crossover SUV, Mercedes-Benz GLC has long been a highlight of our Mercedes-Benz showroom here in Shelburne.  Prized for its upscale styling, premium interior comfort, and dynamic yet efficient performance credentials, the Mercedes-Benz GLC positions itself as a great daily driver for South Burlington drivers, as well as an exceptional family car for folks in nearby Plattsburgh, NY.

See How the Mercedes-Benz GLC Outpaces and Outclasses the Audi Q5

Now, while the Audi Q5 may be very much the equal of the Mercedes-Benz GLC when it comes to its passenger capacity and engine torque output, there are a number of ways in which these two luxury compact crossover SUVs differ. So, if you'd like to find out how the Mercedes-Benz GLC differentiates itself from competitors like the Audi Q5, our team at The Automaster in Shelburne, Vermont has prepared a brief breakdown of its key advantages below.

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Audi Q5


If you look at the performance credentials of both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and the 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium, you'll find that they are remarkably similar. Both feature responsively powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engines and both feature available all-wheel drive systems, with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® featuring the outstanding 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive system that makes it great for driving in snowy conditions around the greater Burlington, VT area.

However, of these two luxury compact crossover SUVs, only the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 features standard rear-wheel drive and the exceptional 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission, making it a great fit for those who are looking for a vehicle with a sportier, more dynamic road manner. In addition, a properly equipped 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 gets better highway fuel economy than a comparably equipped 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium, so you can spend more time enjoying the open road and less time sitting around at the gas pump.


Convenience technology features have always been a big part of the Mercedes-Benz approach to designing cars, and the new Mercedes-Benz GLC is a perfect example of its successes. Both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 and 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium have a myriad of different tech features, but when you look closely, it's clear that Mercedes-Benz has the edge.

For example, while both models have standard power-adjustable driver's seats with adjustable lumbar support, only the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has driver's seat memory settings, which allows Burlington drivers to easily achieve the perfect driving position. And for those chilly winter mornings in South Burlington, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 also features standard mBrace® Connect, which will allow you to remotely start your car from the warmth and comfort of your own home via a simple, secure app on your smartphone.

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Audi Q5


There's no denying that both the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Audi Q5 are handsome cars. However, when it comes right down to it, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz has much more curb appeal and many more options for customization. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 offers more exterior color choices than the 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium, making it the clear choice for drivers from nearby Colchester and Essex who want a luxury compact crossover SUV that can help them show off their own personal style.

Learn More About the Features of the Mercedes-Benz GLC at The Automaster near Burlington, Vermont

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With a vehicle as sophisticated as the new Mercedes-Benz GLC, it's hard to truly do it justice with words alone. So, if you'd like to see what this outstanding new luxury compact crossover SUV can do in person, feel free to make the short drive from Burlington to visit us at The Automaster in Shelburne, Vermont for a test drive with the new Mercedes-Benz GLC at your earliest convenience.

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