2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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While Atlanta and Peachtree City drivers don't have to look far to find a practical crossover SUV these days, there are only a few options to turn to when you want a car that combines premium luxury, style, and performance in the versatile packaging of a crossover. The 2018 Audi Q5 has been fully redesigned this year, ringing in its second generation with updated tech, styling, and performance. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC continues to bring plenty to the table, too, but it ultimately loses out when put head-to-head with this all-new Audi crossover. See the ways in which the Audi Q5 excels, and then visit Butler Audi South Atlanta to learn more.

Superior Performance

Whether you go with the 2018 Audi Q5 or the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC, you'll get a standard turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. However, the Audi Q5's engine generates 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, while the Mercedes-Benz GLC is only able to muster up 241 hp with its 273 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, the Q5 gets standard quattro® all-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is only available as an upgrade on the GLC.

Fuel Economy That Helps You Save

In spite of its superior output and standard all-wheel drive, the Audi Q5 also enjoys better standard fuel economy than the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Specifically, the Q5 gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined city/highway, while the GLC only get 24 mpg combined city/highway, according to the EPA. While this might seem like a small variance at first, there's no doubt that, in the long run, you'll end up spending more time and money at the pump if you opt for the Mercedes-Benz.

An Elevated Riding Experience

Not at all surprising for luxury SUVs, both of these models come with standard features like push-button start, Bluetooth® connectivity, an infotainment system with advanced smartphone app integration features, and much more. However, the Audi Q5 ups the ante and exceeds expectations by also coming standard with leather upholstery and tri-zone climate control, allowing for maximum comfort regardless of where you're seated inside the cabin; compare this to the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV's standard leatherette upholstery and dual-zone automatic climate control, and the choice is clear.

Take a First Look at the All-New 2018 Audi Q5

You can find the all-new 2018 Audi Q5 now on sale near Peachtree City at Butler Audi South Atlanta, where we're here to help you Monday through Saturday at 4015 Jonesboro Road in Union City, GA. Visit us to learn about the wide range of financing opportunities available, or contact us anytime at (888) 429-6019.

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