Audi Q5Quick, comfortable, and equipped with the latest technology, the 2019 Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC are multi-taskers of the highest order. In this car comparison, we want to give Burlington, Essex Junction, and South Burlington shoppers a peek into their specs and features.

Which luxury SUV will turn more heads and satisfy your driving needs? We at Audi South Burlington are here to help you answer that question! Let's dive right in and consider performance!

Q5 vs GLC: A Turbocharged Performance

Audi Q5As you rev up the engines, you'll realize just how potent these crossover SUVs really are. The 2019 Q5 and GLC each sport standard 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinders. In the Mercedes-Benz, the engine is good for a vigorous 241 horsepower. The Audi SUV adds a few extra horses for a total of 248 horsepower.

Fuel economy is a plus in both vehicles. You can adventure with fewer stops at the pump: These vehicles each achieve an EPA-estimated 22 city/27 highway MPG with their base engines equipped.1

Vermont roads can get snowy and icy in winter. This is where the Q5 really shines with standard quattro® all-wheel drive. It sends power to the wheels with the most grip, so you can drive with more confidence! While the GLC offers all-wheel drive, it isn't standard: You'll need an upgrade from rear-wheel drive.

Deluxe Amenities Inside

Audi Q5 interiorAs luxury SUVs, the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC dress to impress. Slide inside, and you'll find deluxe materials on every surface. You can choose from a variety of wood inlays, like understated Ash and bold, rich Walnut. They'll add elevated style to the dash and door panels.

Those cozy leather seats wrap you in comfort and show off their craftsmanship. Test drivers have praised both vehicles for their immaculate stitching. However, while the Audi Q5 has standard leather seats, you'll need to upgrade from imitation leather in the GLC. The Audi offers a wide range of seat colors, including:

  • Atlas Beige
  • Nougat Brown
  • Rock Gray
  • Black

Want to brighten up the cabin a bit? You'll love that these two SUVs offer panoramic sunroofs. Slide them open and let the natural light shine in! Your passengers will enjoy sweeping views of the skies above.

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Advanced In-Car Technology Features

Audi Q5 interior 2019The 2019 Q5 and GLC are SUVs that techies will love. They offer a wide range of infotainment options via their intuitive multimedia systems. Link your phone via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ and find your favorite playlists for the drive!

When it comes to sound systems, though, the Audi SUV has more speakers available. Its premium Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound provides exceptional multidimensional acoustics. Hear your tunes with crystal clarity with 19 speakers and 755 watts of power.

The Burmester® sound system in the GLC is sleek, with exquisitely drilled metal grilles over the speakers. However, it lacks the multidimensional acoustics of the Audi system and isn't quite as resonant, with just 13 speakers on hand.  

Should I Get the Audi Q5 or Mercedes-Benz GLC?

Burlington, Essex Junction, and South Burlington shoppers can appreciate these luxury SUVs for their chic style and versatility. So, which one can transform you into a full-blown road warrior?

The 2019 Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC have plenty to recommend. Still, we think drivers will like the advanced tech and high level of standard features in the Q5. Think you might agree? Schedule a test drive at Audi South Burlington and see how you feel behind the wheel!

1 EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See for details.  

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