In this comparison Mercedes-Benz and Audi take two wildly different approaches to the small crossover formula. If you’re having troubles choosing between the high-riding 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA or the more traditional 2021 Audi Q3, here’s what you need to know:
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA
2021 Audi Q3
|221-hp turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 engine ||Powertrain||228-hp turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 engine |
|38.0 inches||Rear Legroom||36.1 inches |
|Up to 50.5 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||Up to 48.0 cubic feet|
The comparison seems to suggest that the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA might hold an advantage over the rivaling 2021 Audi Q3. A closer look at the GLA’s highlights only confirms our suspicions.
This year the 2021 GLA is 3.6 inches taller, 1.2 inches wider, and 0.6 inches shorter than it was in the previous model year, giving fans even more space from every seat. From behind the wheel owners leverage a set of dual 12.3-inch screens that serve the dual purpose of making a breathtaking first impression and providing important driving information at a glance.
At the core of every 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that administers a smooth dose of adrenaline with 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Handing is every bit as exceptional as you’d expect from a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, boasting agile manners and crisp precision. Power is routed through an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is already available at U.S. dealers, and drivers here in the Kansas City area can find it here at none other than Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City. We invite you to speak with a team member online or by phone for more information on any of the Mercedes-Benz models offered on site.