Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Audi Q3

Mercedes-Benz GLA vs Audi Q3


When shopping for a luxury SUV, there are a ton of choices. Two options that you’ll see are the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the 2021 Audi Q3. These SUVs have a lot to offer in terms of technology and interior features, so how will you know which is better for you?

To help drivers around Albany, Leesburg, and Tifton, GA, figure out which SUV is best for them, Albany Motorcars has put together this comparison of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Audi Q3.


Mercedes-Benz GLA Engine Specs

Engine and Fuel Efficiency

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA comes standard with a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder turbo engine that puts out 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine gets an EPA-estimated 25 city MPG and  34 highway MPG.1

The standard engine in the Audi Q3 is a 2.0L 4-cylinder that tops out at 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The engine has an EPA-estimated 22 city MPG/30 highway MPG. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Audi Q3 both come equipped with powerful engines; however, when it comes to power and fuel efficiency in the standard engines, the 2021 GLA beats out the Q3.


Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior Technology

GLA vs Q3: Technology

The 2021 GLA and the Q3 have many technological features in common. Some of these features include:

  • Standard infotainment systems with available navigation
  • Standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto
  • Available in-car Wi-Fi

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Audi Q3 begin to drift apart in details like the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) Interior Assistant. While the Q3 has its own assistant, the 2021 GLA’s interior assistant responds to the driver’s and passenger’s hand and arm movements. You can move toward the infotainment system and the assistant will highlight potential desired features, like seat settings.


Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior

Interior Features

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the Audi Q3 are both luxury SUVs that highlight comfort and style. The 2021 GLA and the Q3 can both hold five people. While both have a lot of room for cargo, the 2021 GLA’s 50.5 cubic feet of cargo volume beats out the Q3’s 48 cubic feet of total cargo space.

To customize your interior, both the 2021 GLA and the Q3 have available LED ambient lighting. However, the 2021 GLA takes this a step further with illuminated vents and 64 colors to choose from instead of the Q3’s 30 options. With the 2021 GLA, you can find the exact LED shade that matches your mood.

The 2021 GLA also features standard power front seats with 3-position memory. This means that three different drivers can save their positions into the GLA’s memory.

The driver-seat memory even saves side mirror positions. To keep riders comfortable, both front seats come with an 8-way power adjustment and 4-way lumbar support.


Test Drive Your Top Choice

It is a close race between the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA and the 2021 Audi Q3; however, when you compare the engines, technology, and interior of both vehicles, the 2021 GLA comes out ahead. For shoppers who live around Albany, Leesburg, or Tifton, Georgia, and want to take a closer look at the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA, visit Albany Motorcars.

Our team will answer any questions you have and help make the buying process easy and convenient. Give us a call to schedule a test drive today!

1 EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions, and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.


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