Comparison - Audi RS Q3 Sportback Sport S tronic 2020 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class AMG GLC 43 2018

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Average Price: 
£
55,955
Updated: 
19 Jun 2020
56,250
Updated: 
02 Aug 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Nardo grey, solid
#656668
Kyalami green, solid
#57A83F
Pulse orange
#C75C39
Turbo blue, solid
#0B94DF
Tango red, metallic
#BE2E2E
Glacier white, metallic
#CDD6D3
Mythos black, metallic
#030C0B
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

Electric

Top Speed: 
155mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
4.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Audi RS Q3 Sportback is a fast SUV with a distinctive five-cylinder petrol engine and a lovely interior. The lower, lighter hatchback RS 3 will be even more fun to drive, mind you.A couple of things help the Audi RS Q3 Sportback stand out amongst performance SUVs – its sharp looks and that characterful five-cylinder engine. It just sounds better than the rest.

By: 
carwow.co.uk

This latest addition to Audi Sport’s growing stable of RS models is also one part of a dual-pronged attack on the small performance SUV market. While the RS Q3 should appease those wanting a little extra headroom for rear passengers, the Sportback earns extra style points with its sloping rear end. The Sportback delivers the kind of assured handling we associate with the RS range, letting you make rapid point-to-point progress while remaining predictable at all times, if lacking in true driver engagement. The progressive steering rack doesn’t give much sense of what the front tyres are doing through corners, and there’s little playfulness to be found from the rear end when pushed.
On the smoothest roads and the optional adaptive dampers set to their most comfortable, the Sportback is just about relaxed enough, but still jostles on rougher surfaces. Dynamic mode is a lot more brittle, picking up even the smallest of abrasions. Ride refinement is merely average for the class, though our test drive didn’t provide an opportunity to see what effect smaller 20in alloy wheels would have on comfort.

By: 
autocar.co.uk

Audi's cheeky little SUV offers exactly what we expected from the tech-loving German automaker in a handsome and mostly practical package.

Pros
Sharp styling,
plentiful tech features,
spunky driving demeanor.

Cons
Tight rear quarters,
noticeable turbo lag,
a few cheap interior materials.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.

Pros
Cabinet-grade interior (agency or furniture)
Choose your body
Choose your engine
Burmester audio thrills
Doesn’t cut short on technology

Cons
Expensive safety options
It’s not a Coupe, it’s just less useful
Numb steering (GLC 300)
Rivals have diesel, plug-ins

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Two new models join the GLC-Class lineup: the GLC 350e plug-in hybrid and the performance-oriented AMG GLC 63. Heated wipers are now standard, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can now be added with the Smartphone Integration package. Mercedes has also renamed some packages to better convey the features added.

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

CONS
Feature for feature, it is pricier than many competitors
Technology interface isn't always easy to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class ranked #3 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Outstanding interior
Plenty of standard tech features
Quiet, smooth ride

Cons
Some rivals are more athletic
Below-average cargo space in coupe models

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Consumption (low) - 20.5 mpg UK / Consumption (high) - 32.8 mpg UK
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
20
24
Cylinders: 
5
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
354ft-lbs
at 5 850rpm
384ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 7 000rpm
362hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet

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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Multifunction steering wheel ( audio, cruise control,etc)
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Sporty leather steering wheel in 3-spoke style with multif. Plus and flattened pallets at the bottom
Cruise control with speed limiter
Audi Pre-sense Basic
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.40in
183.50in
Width: 
79.60in
76.00in
Height: 
61.20in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.90in
Front Track: 
62.50in
63.80in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.50in
113.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
37.80
Rear Head Room: 
36.50
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.60in
57.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.70cu.ft
17.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3747.00lbs
4145.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power-operated tailgate
electric hands-free boot lid release sensor located underneath the rear bumper, which can be operated by a simple kicking movement below the sensor
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4-way Electric lumbar support for the front seats
Manual adjustable front seats
Electrically adjustable front seats
Heated front seats
10 -way power driver seat
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Adjustable rear seat bench/backrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Strut
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Double wishbone type
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: 
Comfort automatic air conditioning 2 zones
Dual-zone electronic climate control
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bluetooth interface
Voice dialogue system
Audi sound system
Audi Connect Infotainment Services Plus (36-month subscription)
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch display
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED floodlights
LED tail light units with sequential turn signals
Headlight washers
Rain and light detector
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21"
20 X 9.5-In
Wheels more: 
Wheel bolts with anti-theft nuts
Tire condition monitoring system
Puncture kit
Tyre repair kit
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20

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 disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
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: 
Hill Start Assistant
Audi pre sense front
Hold assist
Speed ​​regulator
Traffic signal detection by camera
Exit and lane change alert
Seat occupancy detection device
Three-point automatic rear seat belts with ECE label
five pre-set modes: 'Comfort', 'Auto', 'Dynamic', 'Off road', 'Efficiency' and an 'Individual' mode.
Dynamic steering
Seat belt monitoring
Pre-Sense Front with pedestrian and cyclist detection
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 Warning Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation

Options

Packages: 
Premium Driver Assistance Package
Advanced Parking Assist Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Platinum White Leather Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
Advanced Lighting Package
AMG Night Package
Multimedia Package
Exterior Options: 
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
Panorama Roof
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
Rear Spoiler
LED Headlamps and Taillamps
20" AMG Multispoke (Black)
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Grille Star
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
AMG Performance Exhaust System
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
LED Logo Projectors
Carbon Fiber-Look Mirror Housing Covers
Telescopic Cargo Rods
Interior Options: 
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats
Air Balance
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Head-Up Display
Garmin Map Pilot
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Replace Red Seatbelts With Black
Porcelain Fabric Headliner
Black Fabric Headliner
Ski And Snowboard Bag
Cargo Protection And Sill Guard
Smartphone Integration

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