2015 Audi Q3 Specs
Engine: 2.0L I-4
Torque: 207 lb-ft
0-60 mph: 7.8 seconds
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 gallons
Length: 172.6 inches
Width: 62 inches
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
Engine: 2.0L I-4
Torque: 258 lb-ft
0-60 mph: 6.4 seconds
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city / 35 mpg highway / 29 mpg combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.8 gallons
Length: 173.9 inches
Width: 61 inches
The 2015 Audi Q3 and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA match up wuite well against one another. To begin with the engines and performance figures, both vehicles run on base 2.L I-4s. Horsepower figures are almost identical, but the GLA wins out when it comes to torque giving it a bit of an edge when it comes to acceleration. On fuel economy the GLA also takes a good lead when compared to the Q3 with a full 6 mpg of extra efficiency in combined fuel economy. The GLA may be more fun to drive in the end, and more efficient. The GLA also has a manual option that the Q3 does not.
Both vehicles are a bit short on cargo space, but that is to be expected from vehicles of this size. The Audi Q3 may come at a slightly steeper price than the Mercedes-Benz GLA, but that is partly because the Audi Q3 comes with an impressive array of standard features, like HID headlamps, LED taillamps, heated power leather seats, and a panoramic sunroof. In comparison, the GLA makes customers pay for many options, which can add up awfully quickly.
When it comes to styling, both cars look great, it is just a matter of personal preference. The Audi has slightly more conservative looks, while the GLA has a few more curves. Again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder on this count.
What do you guys think of the Q3 compared to the GLA?