Compare the Mercedes-Benz GLA Against the Audi Q3

The Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. the Audi Q3: See how these two luxury crossovers compare with a competitive analysis from The Automaster

Here at The Automaster, we've always believed that one of the premier reasons that drivers from Burlington, VT to Plattsburgh, NY shop with us year after year is our expertise. We offer a wide variety of the latest Mercedes-Benz luxury cars at our Shelburne, VT, but finding the ideal model takes a keen eye and comprehensive research. Fortunately, our staff members here at The Automaster have years of experience with the Mercedes-Benz brand, and they'd be only too happy to guide you to the Mercedes-Benz model that best fits your taste.

Take for example the new Mercedes-Benz GLA. This luxury crossover has always been one of the most popular models at our Mercedes-Benz dealership near Burlington, VT. Prized for its on-road dynamism and upscale interior design, we're confident that the Mercedes-Benz GLA will prove a great addition to the automotive repertoire of luxury car shoppers across Vermont. That said, we don't just want you to take our word for it, which is why our team has put together a short competitive comparison between the new Mercedes-Benz GLA and one of its closest rivals in the luxury crossover segment, the Audi Q3.


Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


Audi Q3

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Audi Q3


Now, there's plenty of luxury crossovers out there today, but few of them offering engaging driving experiences like that of the Mercedes-Benz  GLA. With its standard turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, the new Mercedes-Benz GLA puts out more standard horsepower than the Audi Q3. In fact, when properly equipped in its Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 trim, this luxury crossover can put out up to 375 horsepower, easily besting the maximum of 200 horsepower offered by the Audi Q3 and making it the clear choice for drivers in nearby Burlington, VT who value spirited driving experiences.

Of course, if you're like many drivers from nearby Colchester and Essex, VT, then power isn't all you're after when shopping for your next car. So, if you want something that's efficient to boot, you'll be happy to learn than the Mercedes-Benz GLA comes out ahead in those regards as well. With fuel economy figures ranging as high as 24 mpg city / 33 mpg highway, the Mercedes-Benz GLA is great for commuting to nearby South Burlington, VT for work, while the Audi Q3 will have your running to the pump more often with its middling fuel economy returns of just 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway.


The luxury crossover segment has always been a blend of upscale design and utility, and those qualities are on full display with the new Mercedes-Benz GLA. Take a look inside its cabin, and you'll find the interior of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA offers more cargo space than the Audi Q3, as well as available comfort and convenience features like a 14-way power adjustable driver's seat with memory settings and a hands-free automatic lift gate. By comparison, the Audi Q3 has much less to offer, with only a 12-way power adjustable driver's seat and power-operated lift gate on its equipment list.


If you're like many drivers from Shelburne to Burlington, VT, then your smartphone practically never leaves your side, and you want a car that can help you use it on the road safely. Fortunately, the new Mercedes-Benz GLA features available support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two sought-after connectivity technologies that allow you to seamlessly pair your compatible smartphone with the infotainment system, allowing you to make hands-free calls, have your texts read back to you, and even use navigation features on to go. On the other hand, the Audi Q3 does not support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making it harder to pair and use your mobile devices.

Visit our Mercedes-Benz showroom near South Burlington, VT to see the new Mercedes-Benz GLA for yourself today!

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Whether its performance, feature sophistication, and tech, it's clear that the new Mercedes-Benz GLA comes out ahead of the Audi Q3 in practically all relevant categories of comparison. However, if you want to see all that this new Mercedes-Benz luxury crossover has to offer, feel free to visit The Automaster in Shelburne to test drive the new Mercedes-Benz GLA today!

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