2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2020 Audi Q5
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 2020 Audi Q5
Horsepower
  255 248
Cargo Space
  56.5 cu. ft. 53.1 cu. ft.
Infotainment Display
  10.25-in. touchscreen 7.0-in. screen

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2020 Audi Q5

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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC is considered a top compact SUV because it delivers a solid performance on other areas where compact SUVs generally stop short. The GLC hits all the marks when it comes to space for people and cargo. It also has leading safety technology and can even tow impressive loads. Inside, it offers a smooth and luxurious ride with a comfortable interior, many high-tech amenities, and an overall impressive degree of comfort. The GLC competes with the 2020 Audi Q5, but the Q5 offers less in the way of performance, and it also has a less spacious interior than the Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes-Benz GLC also offers more in the way of technology and amenities.

Power & Performance

Even though it's a sleek and luxurious SUV, the Mercedes-Benz GLC has exceptional power and capability beneath its hood. The GLC features several choices of engines, including a hybrid. The Audi, in comparison, just has one regular engine for its lineup. The Mercedes-Benz GLC starts off with a 2.0L four-cylinder. This engine produces 255 horsepower. The second engine, which is the hybrid, delivers 315 horsepower. Two more engines are optional, including a 3.0L V6 with a power output reaching 385 horsepower. The last engine, a V8, produces a whopping 469 horsepower and just under 480 lb-ft in peak torque. The Audi only has one four-cylinder engine available that creates 248 horsepower. The sole hybrid engine produces less power than the hybrid Mercedes-Benz GLC at a peak of 349 horsepower.

Interior

The Mercedes-Benz GLC offers a spacious and well-planned interior, starting at the base level. The base GLC comes with heated front seats that are power-adjustable. A power liftgate is standard on the Mercedes-Benz GLC as well. The seats can fold flat to make room for more storage space, and you can upgrade to premium leather upholstery on the top trims. While the GLC offers plenty of seating space and clever cargo storage areas in the trunk and cabin, the Audi has a smaller interior that is less generous with its space.

Technology & Safety

The Mercedes-Benz GLC also outperforms the Audi in safety tools and technology. A 10.25-inch infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is standard in the Mercedes-Benz. The GLC also has smartphone pairing. Its list of standard safety features includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and a drowsy driver alert. The Audi has a smaller infotainment display screen to start. It does not include a drowsy driver alert as part of its base safety package.