2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Audi Q5

Drivers looking for elite features and performance often turn to a luxury model. Both of the compact crossovers in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Audi Q5 comparison can deliver the top comfort and convenience features that luxury shoppers crave. Features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility, a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, and real wood trim are available on either model. However, when you look at premium luxury features right out of the gate, the Mercedes-Benz consistently delivers at a high quality. For example, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV offers drivers a standard 14-way power-adjustable seat with memory settings, while the Audi Q5 driver’s seat has no memory settings and just eight adjustment options.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2018 Audi Q5 Premium
$40,050 Starting MSRP $41,500
22/28 mpg Base Mileage (city/highway) 23/27 mpg
COMAND® 8.4-inch with navigation Available Infotainment System Audi MMI® with 7-inch display (8.3-inch available upper trims)
14-way powered with memory settings Driver Seat 8-way powered

Driver Assistance Features in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC

When it comes to safety features both models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2018 Audi Q5 comparison can deliver premium quality. Audi pre sense® basic and pre sense® city are the standard safety features on this mode, while the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC comes standard with ATTENTION ASSIST®, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, and PRESAFE®*. These features can, respectively, warn drivers if they are getting too drowsy to drive, identify possible collisions and notify drivers that they are approaching, and adjust things like the seatbelts and windows to minimize passenger injury. Each of these compact crossovers offers many other available features that can help drivers stay safe on the road.

Other intriguing features available on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC include a cabin fragrancing system, a 115-volt household-type power outlet and an air purification system. To learn more about this comparison, or to test drive a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC in Kansas City MO, contact a member of the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City sales team today.


*PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.

side view of the driver cockpit of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC steering wheel and infotainment display
luxury front and rear seating in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC dashboard with blue highlights