Comparison - Audi A4 Prestige quattro 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class GLC300 4MATIC 2017

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Model: 
Average Price: 
50,000
Updated: 
06 Jun 2018
40,606
Updated: 
23 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Brilliant black
#101010
Florett silver
#BEBFC4
Glacier white
#E8E8E6
Gotland Green
#445447
Ibis white
#E1E0DC
Manhattan Gray
#3D4343
Matador red
#5E0711
Monsoon gray
#7D7E82
Moonlight Blue
#2C3447
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
designo Dakota Brown Magno (matte)
#52331B
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Audi A4 ranked #5 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Audi A4 has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 29 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Dynamic road manners
Sophisticated, serene cabin
Responsive, feature-rich infotainment system
Extensive standard and available tech/safety features

Cons
Some rivals have more-powerful high-performance editions
Steering is somewhat numb

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Audi A4 and Allroad are sophisticated luxury cars with few glaring faults—and lots of commendable features, particularly the high-tech Virtual Cockpit.

Pros
Terrific powertrain
Comfortable interior
Dazzling high-tech features
Versatile Allroad wagon
Great safety features

Cons
Styling a little derivative
Price skyrockets with options
Allroad coulda, shoulda been a regular wagon
Some rivals sharper to drive

By: 
thecarconnection.com

A new Black Optic Plus package is available, which includes 18-inch wheels, red brake calipers and interior stitching, gloss black interior and exterior body pieces, as well as a flat-bottom steering wheel. Audi has also added more of the A4's features as standard equipment this year.

PROS
Cabin looks cool and is impeccably constructed
Cutting-edge and easy-to-use safety and technology features
Backseat is spacious enough for adults
Turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration

CONS
Lack of feedback from steering limits driver involvement
Some initial hesitation from transmission when accelerating

By: 
edmunds.com

In the highly competitive compact luxury SUV segment, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is definitely worth your consideration. It combines a practical size, strong performance and a luxurious cabin with a long list of optional amenities.The existing Mercedes-Benz GLC300 comes off its debut year with a minor shuffling of features. The big news is the addition of the high-performance AMG GLC 43, with a potent V6 engine.

Pros
Balance of comfort and performance makes it an appealing daily driver
Solid fuel efficiency from the standard four-cylinder engine
Plenty of room for adult-sized passengers in back
Elegant design inside and out gives it a true luxury appearance.

Cons
Technology interface isn't always easy to use
Only one four-cylinder engine offered unless you step up to the ultra-high-performance AMG model.

By: 
edmunds.com

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
Complementing the automaker's C-Class sedan, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is a well thought-out compact crossover that offers its own swoopy styling and attractive range of engines.

Pros
Spacious, attractive interior
Wide range of engine and body choices
"Coupe" bodystyle is unique
Comprehensive available safety features

Cons
Safety features come at a price
"Coupe" loses some practicality
Base GLC300 can feel numb
Diesel model delayed (again)

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class ranks 3 out of 14 Luxury Compact SUVs. If you're looking for refinement – both inside and out – you'll want to look at the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC. This polished luxury compact SUV comes with more standard features than many of its competitors and has a handsome interior that emphasizes simple elegance.

Pros
Comfortable, elegant interior
Abundance of standard and optional safety features
Quiet, refined ride

Cons
Below-average cargo capacity behind rear seats

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
252hp
at 5 000rpm
241hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.10in
183.30in
Width: 
72.50in
74.40in
Height: 
56.20in
64.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.90in
Front Track: 
63.80in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
37.80
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
37.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
57.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4001.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
10 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
19 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
755 Watts Stereo Output
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.5
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Blind Spot Assist
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Vehicle Alarm notification
Turn signal mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
Black Optic Plus 19" Wheel Package
Prestige
Cold Weather Package
Sport Package
Black Optic Plus Package
Leather Seating Package
Premium 1 Package
Advanced Parking Assist Package
Sport Package
Night Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Platinum White Leather Package
Premium 2 Package
Premium 3 Package
Exterior Options: 
Audi Beam - Rings
Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam - Quattro
19" Wheel Package
Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
245/40R18 Summer Tires
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
19" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Panorama Roof
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
Rear Spoiler
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke (Grey)
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke (Black)
LED Headlamps and Taillamps
18" 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG Multispoke (Black)
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Grille Star
Interior Options: 
Ventilated Front Seats
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Audi First Aid Kit
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps
Heated Front Seats
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats
Air Balance
SiriusXM Radio
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Head-Up Display
Touchpad Controller
Garmin Map Pilot
COMAND Hard-drive Navigation w/ 8.4" Screen
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
Espresso Brown/Black, leather
#49433E
Espresso Brown/Black, leatherette
#58524D
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
Silk Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BDB0A7
designo Black/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#1D1D1D
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8