Compare The New 2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Models

The Mercedes-Benz brand has earned itself quite a reputation, but you don't want to buy your next premium crossover SUV on reputation alone. After all, despite costing almost the exact same price as the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 2020 Audi Q3 promises better performance, more utility, superior luxury and more advanced technology! But don't just take our word for it -- compare both models side by side and see which one looks like the better fit. We've done the legwork for you below. See why the 2020 Audi Q3 is a better value for your money at Audi Columbus.

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Design & Capacity Comparison: 2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

The 2020 Audi Q3 is a little bit roomier on the inside compared to its Mercedes-Benz rival, and that means more comfort and utility! You get a couple extra inches of rear seat legroom in the 2020 Audi Q3 so even taller passengers have space they need in the back seats. And when you collapse the 40-20-40 split rear row, you can uncover up to 48 cubic feet of cargo room! For the family's daily drive or errands to the big box store, the 2020 Audi Q3 is a more comfortable choice than the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA.


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Luxury Features Comparison: 2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

On the exterior, the 2020 Audi Q3 offers a cutting-edge look with standard dynamic turn indicators which illuminate progressively to indicate your intentions. Animating turn signals aren't an option on the Mercedes-Benz GLA at all. In fact, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA doesn't even come standard with LED headlights and tail lamps. By contrast, every 2020 Audi Q3 features full-LED exterior lighting with High Beam Assist.

And when you climb inside, the 2020 Audi Q3 greets you with standard heated front seats, genuine leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof. All of these features are available on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, but none of them are standard. You'll have to pay extra for each one!

Most important of all, the 2020 Audi Q3 keeps you connected to what matters most with standard touchscreen multimedia and Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ technology. Once again, you can have these features on the Mercedes SUV, but they're not standard. The base 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA model just doesn't have the premium features to compete with even the entry-level 2020 Audi Q3!

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Performance Comparison: 2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

With an additional 20 horsepower compared to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, the 2020 Audi Q3 is equipped for a more powerful cruise! And with the same torque output, both models feel impressively peppy and responsive for small SUVs. However, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA comes standard as a front-wheel drive vehicle. An optional all-wheel drive system bumps up the MSRP of the Mercedes SUV by $2,000! Instead, choose the 2020 Audi Q3 and get the powerful quattro® all-wheel drive system totally standard.

There's one more hidden benefit of the 2020 Audi Q3: this model runs on regular-grade gasoline. Not only does the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA give you less performance, it requires more costly premium fuel to do so! The 2020 Audi Q3 is not only the more powerful choice -- it's the more practical choice.


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Safety: 2020 Audi Q3 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

When it comes to standard safety technology, these cars are quite comparable. Both models feature standard forward collision warning and automatic pre-collision braking, to help protect you from certain kinds of potential crash risks. However, only the 2020 Audi Q3 can be equipped with rear cross-traffic alert. When reversing, this system detects for traffic passing behind, and can alert you to vehicles you may not be able to otherwise see.

And while the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA hasn't been put through the gamut of crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, we're glad to say that the 2020 Audi Q3 earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.

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Why Audi Is A Better Value

With only a few hundred dollars separating these rival SUVs in starting price, it's hard to believe all the extra space, technology, performance and luxury you get from the 2020 Audi Q3! But with a starting MSRP of $34,700, the 2020 Audi Q3 is an even better value compared to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA. Come experience the 2020 Audi A3 for yourself during your test drive at Audi Columbus!

2020 Audi Q32020 Mercedes-Benz GLA
$34,700Starting MSRP*$34,250
228Standard Horsepower208
258Standard Torque258
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
48.0 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume43.6 Cubic Feet
36.1"Rear Seat Legroom33.9"
StandardLeather UpholsteryAvailable Upgrade
StandardHeated Front SeatsAvailable Upgrade
StandardPanoramic SunroofAvailable Upgrade
5 StarsNHTSA Overall Safety RatingNot Yet Rated

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.