Comparison - Audi RS 3 Quattro 2019 - vs - Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 2021

General

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Also called:

GL-Class

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Average Price: 
$
56,200
Updated: 
21 Mar 2019
$
132,100
Updated: 
19 Nov 2020
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
23.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Nardo gray
#6B6B6B
Glacier White
#D2D2D0
Tango red
#AE080F
Daytona gray
#454648
Mythos black
#121212
Ara blue
#0655B4
Color: 
Black
#0A0E10
Polar White
#D3D3D5
Obsidian Black metallic
#343031
Iridium Silver metallic
#8F9192
Mojave Silver metallic
#7B7B7B
Lunar Blue metallic
#2C4261
Brilliant Blue metallic
#4678BF
Emerald Green metallic
#384241
Selenite Grey metallic
#959A9E
designo Cardinal Red metallic
#9A363A
designo Diamond White metallic
#C0C1C1

Electric

Top Speed: 
174mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
3.60s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Audi RS 3 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.Minor adjustments to package features.Fixed sport suspension now available as stand-alone option.

Pros
Potent acceleration and heaps of traction
Well-trimmed cabin
Enough practicality to serve everyday use
Attractive, easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons
Snug back seat and small cargo area
Ride quality might be too firm for casual drivers
Front seats sit too high for tall occupants
Some driver assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise, are optional

By: 
edmunds.com

Overall, an excellent car, even considering the high price given the size. It has a well-rounded set of features, and when performance is taken into account, some would even argue that it is good value for money. Definitely well worth a drive!

pros
Excellent power and performance;
Five-cylinder exhaust sound is unique;
Interior fit and finish typical high Audi quality;
Chuckability around tight roads;
Sharp looks both inside and out

Cons
Turbo lag (which may be a pro for some!);
Transmission logic in Comfort mode;
Software bugs in engine and transmission control units;
Lack of electric seat adjustability;
No puddle lights

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Pros
Awesome turbo five-cylinder,
planted yet playful chassis,
lovely cabin.

Cons
More engine noise please,
big price for a small car,
cramped back seat.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Mercedes-AMG creates the ultimate muscle SUV with enough room for an extended family.

Pros
Rocket ship acceleration,
S-class interior luxury,
high-tech features galore.

Cons
Clumsy-shifting automatic transmission,
discombobulated ride,
eye-watering price tag.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class's #4 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Large SUVs category. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lavish cabin with supple seats
Composed handling and smooth ride
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines

Cons
Steep infotainment learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class manages to feel worth every dollar the automaker charges for its sublime ride, luxurious interior, and prodigious power.

Pros
Beautiful ride/handling balance
Gorgeous interior
Loads of luxury
Tons of power, no matter the model
Serious tech

Cons
So expensive
So heavy
So thirsty
And a few penny-pinching touches

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
18.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
20
32
Cylinders: 
5
Inline
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
4.00L
Torque: 
354ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
627ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
394hp
at 5 850rpm
603hp
at 5 750rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
40.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Igniton
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Cargo Floor Mats
PARKTRONIC and Surround View System with 360-degree camera
AMG Drive Unit steering wheel buttons
Keyless Ignition
Front, Rear And 3rd Row Cupholders
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.30in
206.40in
Width: 
70.70in
79.90in
Height: 
55.00in
70.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
Front Track: 
61.40in
67.10in
Rear Track: 
60.20in
67.90in
Wheel Base: 
103.60in
123.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
36.50
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
36.10
40.20
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
41.90in
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.80in
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.00in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.70cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.00cu.ft
17.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3593.00lbs
5798.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Massaging
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
double-wishbone front
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
multilink rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Five Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Memory Card Slot
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
180 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input
12.3” Digital Instrument Cluster
12.3” Touchscreen Multimedia Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
9 USB ports
Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Autotm
590 Watts Stereo Output
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 In.
21 X 11.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
no
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 Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Package
Dynamic Package
Technology Package
Black Optic Package
RS Design Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Night Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package PLUS
Exterior Options: 
Carbon Fiber Caps
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
23" AMG® Forged Multi-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
23" AMG® Forged Monoblock-Style Matte Black Wheels
Red-Painted Brake Calipers
23" AMG® Forged Multi-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locking Bolts
22" AMG® Multi-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
AMG® Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
23" AMG® Forged Monoblock-Style Wheels
MAGIC VISION CONTROL
22" AMG® Multi-Spoke Wheels
Trailer Hitch
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
Leather Care Kit
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard All Weather Floor Mats
USB Cables
MBUX Interior Assistant
Power 2nd-Row Side-Window Sunshades
Red Seat Belts
Load Sill Protector
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In DINAMICA
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Nappa Leather
6-Seat Cabin Configuration
Heated 3rd-Row Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated And Cooled Front Cupholders
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
AMG® Head-Up Display
2nd-Row Wireless Charging
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Carbon Fiber/DINAMICA

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black w/Crescendo Red Stitching, premium leather
#282828
Black w/Rock Gray Stitching, premium leather
#282828
Color: 
Black Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#4D5159
Macchiato Beige/Black Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#ACA4A0
Tartufo/Black Exclusive, premium leather
#6D6463
Black Exclusive, premium leather
#4D5159