2020 Audi Q5 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Comparison in Columbus, OH

Two-row family SUVs are some of the best-selling cars in America, and that's not just true for mainstream brands. Even luxury brands are selling more crossovers and SUVs than ever before. That means competition for this rapidly-growing segment is fierce! We've got the 2020 Audi Q5 in our corner. It's the best-looking, best-driving and best-equipped luxury small SUV on the market. And we'll prove it to you by comparing the 2020 Audi Q5 against one of its popular rivals: The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC. See the differences below, and discover why Audi is a better choice!

Audi Q5 Cargo Area

2020 Audi Q5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Size & Design

With standard features like roof rails, a power tailgate and LED daytime running lights, both these SUVs provide the requisite sportiness and utility -- but there's even more utility behind the gate of the 2020 Audi Q5. With the rear seats in position, there's more room for grocery bags and backpacks in the 2020 Audi Q5. 25.1 cubic feet of storage space in the Audi Q5 is 25% more than what you get in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC, which has just 19.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Best of all, dynamic turn indicators on the 2020 Audi Q5 illuminate progressively to signal your intentions. Dynamic turn indicators aren't available on the Mercedes-Benz GLC at all.


Audi Q5 Touchscreen

2020 Audi Q5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Features & Technology

When you climb in the 2020 Audi Q5, you're climbing into a plush cabin that everyone in the family will love. That's thanks to standard features like three-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery and LED ambient interior lighting. All these features are available upgrades on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC; none of them come standard.

That said, both these luxury SUVs come with similar technology at the entry level, including a standard touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Available upgrades on both models include built-in navigation, wireless phone charging, an all-digital instrument cluster and a head-up display.


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Audi Q5 All-Wheel Drive

2020 Audi Q5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Performance & Drive

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC makes a few additional horsepower compared to the Audi Q5, but that power is sent to the rear axle only at the entry level. By contrast, the 2020 Audi Q5 comes standard with quattro® all-wheel drive for better grip, improved acceleration and superior control. And since this is an SUV, all-wheel drive helps you tackle some dirt or gravel roads, too, when the need arises.


Audi Q5 LED Daytime Running Lights

2020 Audi Q5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Safety & Crash Tests

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not tested the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC. However, the 2020 Audi Q5 was put through the ringer of NHTSA crash tests, and came out with a five-star overall safety rating! The 2020 Audi Q5 offers tried and tested performance in the event of an accident.

Furthermore, both cars come standard with important driver assistance features, such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Optional upgrades include rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assistance, adaptive cruise control and more.

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Why Choose Audi At Audi Columbus?

With a starting MSRP of $43,300, the 2020 Audi Q5 costs less than $1,000 more than its rival from Mercedes-Benz -- yet it gives you so much more in terms of standard features, design and safety. That makes it well worth the small difference in price! We invite you to Audi Columbus to see the new 2020 Audi Q5 in person and experience the many benefits of Audi.

2020 Audi Q52020 Mercedes-Benz GLC
$43,300Starting MSRP*$42,500
248Standard Horsepower255
273Standard Torque (lb-ft)273
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
25.1 Cubic FeetCargo Volume (All Seats Up)19.4 Cubic Feet
StandardGenuine Leather UpholsteryAvailable Upgrade
StandardLED Ambient Interior LightingAvailable Upgrade
StandardDynamic Turn Indicators Not Available
StandardAutomatic Emergency BrakingStandard
Five StarsNHTSA Overall Safety RatingNot Tested

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