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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs 2018 Audi Q3

It's well-known that the compact crossover market is one of the most popular market segments. With their efficient and easy-to-drive configurations, but added versatility and interior space, it's no wonder that more and more drivers are making their way into these vehicles. Whether you're a seasoned expert in this field, or new to it, we want you to shop informed. That's why the team here at Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi put together this comparison of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs the 2018 Audi Q3. Both luxury crossovers have a lot to offer, but how do they stack up?

For comparison purposes, today we'll be considering the entry-level configurations of both models. The 2018 GLA 250 and the Audi Q3 feature similar-sized engines, but when it comes to both power specs and EPA-estimated fuel economy, the 2018 GLA comes out ahead. Although the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA has a slightly higher starting price of $34,400*, drivers are able to access more premium features as standard. The GLA-Class also has room for upgrades in drivetrain and engine size. Check out the chart below to see more details on how these luxury crossovers compare. 

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2018 Audi Q3
208 hp; 258 lb-ft of torque Engine Output 200 hp; 207 lb-ft of torque
24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy 20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Standard Feature Keyless Ignition Available as Upgrade
$34,400* Starting MSRP $33,875

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Standard Features

When a driver is considering a new Mercedes-Benz model, they are not just getting any vehicle. The name "Mercedes-Benz" is itself a seal of quality, comfort, and long-lasting dependability. Thanks to years of innovation, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA comes standard with loads of premium features that many competitors lack, or might charge more for. 

Standard entry-level features for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class include:

  • Keyless Entry & Keyless Ignition
  • Leatherette Seating
  • Turbocharged 2.0L 16-valve, 4-cylinder DOHC engine
  • Leather Steering
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • ... and so much more!
*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of South Mississippi for details.
2018 GLA interior
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA front grille design
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA color options
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA trunk space