2018 Audi Q3 vs Mercedes-Benz GLA

Both the 2018 Audi Q3 and 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA fall in the subcompact luxury crossover segment. And while they're in the same category, they're unique SUVs. The Q3 and GLA offer upscale interiors with comfortable seating for five, advanced safety features, and valuable amounts of cargo space for drivers in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

Want to compare these two vehicles? You're in luck! The experienced team at Audi West Palm Beach has created this comprehensive review to help you decide which luxury option may be right for you.


When thinking about a luxury vehicle, likely one of the first things you want to see is a comfortable, well-built interior. After all, you're probably spending a lot of time in your car, so you should enjoy it. The 2018 Audi Q3 comes standard with leather seating for five, 12-way power-adjustable front seats and heated seats. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA offers leatherette instead of real leather as its standard upholstery, and heated seats are optional.

Both vehicles' cabins are modern and well-designed, but the GLA's feels cramped in the second row. Passengers will enjoy the 31.1 inches of second row leg room in the Q3, with more room to stretch out your legs. The GLA offers just 27.3 inches.

Audi vs Mercedes: Technology

Drivers will find a standard rearview camera in both the 2018 Q3 and 2018 GLA. This can give you a leg up when parking in tight spaces. For those who prefer to back up into parking spots, it can help you see what's going on around you, whether it's a pedestrian walking by or another vehicle attempting to pull through.

The available MMI® navigation plus available Audi connect® system uses Google Earth™ technology with 3D satellite imagery to help you navigate the roads in your Audi Q3. The GLA features a similar experience with its available navigation package. If you're looking to turn up the sound, you can do it in your new Audi, with available powerful Bose 14-speaker audio system that brings the echoes of your favorite artists to your vehicle. While powerful in its own right, the max available audio on the Mercedes GLA is a 12-speaker system.

Cargo Space

Get around town in style and with plenty of cargo space available in these two crossover SUVs. With 48.2 cubic ft. of cargo space with the rear seats folded the 2018 Audi Q3 offers just the right amount of space to get the kids to practice or for you to store a few golf clubs for an afternoon on the links. While spacious, the GLA's cargo space with the rear seats folded maxes out at 43.6 cu. ft.

Power liftgate is available in both models, which makes it easier when you're carrying large, bulky items. An advanced feature of the Q3's liftgate is the ability to program the opening height so the tailgate doesn't make contact with the ceiling or garage.

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You've had the chance to read about what these standout SUVs have to offer drivers in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. Now experience the comfortable interior, latest technology, and premier cargo space of the 2018 Audi Q3.

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