Are you currently looking for a premium midsize SUV? You must have compared the 2017 Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC and the 2018 Audi Q5 Quattro, which are the two leaders of the category and are available for sale in the Laval area, on the Montreal’s North Shore. You don’t know which one to bring home? This comparative test between the 2017 Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC and the 2018 Audi Q5 Quattro will help you have a clear idea about which one to choose.
The 2018 Audi Q5 has been reengineered inside and out, and keeps what has set its predecessor as the benchmark of its category regarding performance, build quality, comfort and safety while progressing on each and every one of these areas to gain even more advantage over the Mercedes GLC released two years ago. As a result, the latest Audi innovations will be available with the 2018 Audi Q5, such as the mesmerizing Audi Virtual Cockpit, which is optional and replaces the traditional dashboard gages by a high definition screen displaying all the essential information related to the vehicle and the road. As the 2017 Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC features nothing comparable for its dashboard, the new 2018 Audi Q5 is the new benchmark regarding on-board technology in the Greater Montreal area, including Laval.
As for the prices, the 2017 Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC is for sale at $45,150, versus $44,950 for the 2018 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Komfort S tronic, in the Laval and Montreal regions. The 2018 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Komfort S tronic is slightly less expensive but offers more than the Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC, with quality leather seats and Sirius XM satellite radio coming as standard, when the Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic features synthetic leather seats and the Sirius XM satellite radio is a $475 option. Hence, the new 2018 Audi Q5 is better equipped than the Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC, and will deliver superior comfort regardless of the Laval or Montreal road you choose to drive on!
Engine wise, these two premium midsize SUVs are powered by supercharged 2.0-liter engines, delivering 241 hp for the Mercedes, and 252 hp for the Audi. While the Audi features the same torque figures as the Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC, the Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Komfort S tronic, whose power is superior, has its maximum torque available on a wider rpm range and offers better accelerations, with a 0-100 km/h run in 6,3 seconds only (6,4 seconds for the Mercedes). Hence, the 2018 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Komfort S tronic and its better performance level will great you with a never-seen-before driving pleasure on any Laval roads, on the Montreal’s North Shore, when compared to the 2017 Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC 2017!
Whereas it delivers better performance, the Audi features a better fuel efficiency on the Montreal and Laval roads, with an average fuel consumption of 7 liters for 100 kms, identical to the 2017 Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC. However, the Audi Q5 engine delivers 11 more hp. Hence, you will be able to enjoy all the driving pleasure available in your 2018 Audi Q5 without affecting your budget!
Finally, after reading our comparative test and before going and seing the 2017 Mercedes GLC 300 4MATIC at your Laval Mercedes-Benz dealership, on the Montreal’s North Shore, why don’t you book a test drive of your 2018 Audi Q5 at Audi Lauzon? At the same time, you will be able to discover the 2017-2018 Audi lineup, but also our demonstrator or used Audi vehicles in stock for sale. Last but not least, don’t forget to check our current leasing and financing offers!