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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

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2018 Audi Q5 Premium

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2018 Audi Q5 Premium

Deciding between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. the 2018 Audi Q5 Premium? While the two vehicles are similar in many ways, there are a few key differences that Sparta drivers should know. For instance, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300:

  • Costs $1,450 less than the competition
  • Has a nine-speed automatic transmission, as opposed to a seven-speed
  • Boasts standard features like front power memory seats, telematics with emergency communication and Internet services, and much more
  • Gets you more mileage on the highway
  • Provides access to specialized and thrilling AMG® performance


The biggest advantage the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has over the 2018 Audi Q5 Premium is the amount of advanced safety technologies it has available. For example, you have the option to add intelligent cruise control on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 in the form of DISTRONIC PLUS®. This system monitors the traffic around you when you’ve turned on cruise control to speed up and slow down with the flow of other cars. You also get a rearview camera to help as you reverse from your driveway, parking spot, or any other situation.

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Comfort & Convenience

You’ll find the following features as standard on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, all of which cost more or are completely unavailable on the 2018 Audi Q5 Premium:

  • Front dual power headrests
  • Front power memory seats
  • Front dual power lumbar support
  • Telematics including emergency communications, Internet services, roadside assistance and stolen vehicle tracking

In addition, you have the option to have the following installed on this model:

  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Rearview camera

Fuel Efficiency

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 runs on a turbocharged 2.0L inline-four powertrain, as does the 2018 Audi Q5 Premium. However, despite having engines that match in size, a nine-speed automatic transmission on the Mercedes-Benz model helps it to achieve an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway. The 2018 Audi Q5 Premium, on the other hand, has an automatic transmission with only seven speeds and gets just 27 mpg highway.

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Shop for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Now that you know the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has an edge over the likes of the 2018 Audi Q5 Premium, find out how it compares to the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE. You can also see what the experts have to say in their Mercedes-Benz GLC reviews, then browse your options at Mercedes-Benz of Newton. Get in touch with our Newton team to get started!

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