Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class AMG GLA45 4MATIC 2017 - vs - Audi e-tron Prestige Quattro 2021

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Average Price: 
32,331
Updated: 
22 Nov 2016
$
79,100
Updated: 
16 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Cirrus White
#E7E8E2
Cocoa Brown Metallic
#523F31
Cosmos Black Metallic
#23221E
Jupiter Red
#970802
Kryptonite Green Metallic
#5F9839
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Mountain Grey Metallic
#585657
Night Black
#000000
Polar Silver Metallic
#C1C2BD
South Seas Blue Metallic
#718EA6
designo Mountain Grey Magno
#59545A
Color: 
Brilliant black
#030303
Catalunya red Metallic
#D7210F
Manhattan gray Metallic
#404646
Siam beige Metallic
#8E8A7F
Mythos black Metallic
#151515
typhoon gray Metallic
#57555A
Glacier white Metallic
#C9C9C7
Florett Silver Metallic
#FAFAFA
Galaxy Blue Metallic
#3B5B6A
Navarra Blue Metallic
#313B78

Electric

Battery: 
95 kWh
Full Charge Range: 
204mi
Full Charge Time: 
.Charging 0-100% on AC 9.6 kW /About 9 hours-Charging on 0-80% on DC 150 kW /About 30 minutes
Top Speed: 
124mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class ranks 2 out of 5 Luxury Subcompact SUVs. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV offers compact-car-like agility and fuel economy in an upscale package. However, there’s little passenger and storage space – even for a subcompact – and its ride isn't as cushioned as many of its rivals.

Pros
Powerful engines
Outstanding handling
Lavish interior
Class-leading reliability score

Cons
Poor cargo capacity
Small back seats

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a small, luxury compact 'ute that prioritizes "looks" over "feels," or in other words, it's probably perfect for a lot of shoppers.
Mercedes' smallest crossover—if you can call it that—returns this year to challenge our ideas of compact SUVs, performance, and rear seat head room. Offered as a base front-drive GLA250, all-wheel drive GLA250, or top Mercedes-AMG GLA45, the GLA class may follow Mercedes' nomenclature as an SUV, but it's in a class all its own.

Pros
Impressive dynamic driving
Lots of turbo fun
Sporty and small for two
Decent fuel economy
Great options ...

Cons
but they're pricey
$60,000 for a subcompact hatch?
Cramped rear seat

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality is available for both 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class versions this year. Mercedes says the instrument panel has been mildly redesigned, and the 8-inch display screen is thinner than before. The new AMG Dinamica package adds faux-suede upholstery to the GLA 45's steering wheel and dashboard.

Pros
Sporty handling and performance even in the base model
AMG GLA 45's long list of available technology and safety features.

Cons
Ride quality is firm to the point some might object
Road and wind noise is in abundance
Automatic transmission can operate awkwardly in stop-and-go situations
Less cargo capacity than its rivals.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 E-Tron SUV and Sportback offer all the comfort, luxury, and features of Audi’s other premium models, with a fully electric twist.

Pros
Well-proportioned exteriors
Quiet, luxurious cabin
Straightforward, quick charging
Family-size interior space and versatility

Cons
Overly complex touchscreen layout
Climate controls low in line of sight
Range doesn’t measure up to Tesla

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Audi e-tron's #2 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. Currently the Audi e-tron has a score of 8.2 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 19 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Quiet, roomy interior
Posh cabin materials
Poised ride and handling
Swift acceleration
Intuitive tech features

Cons
Relatively short driving range

By: 
usnews.com

Maximum range increases from 204 to 222 miles on a full charge.New entry-level Premium trim.Premium Plus and Prestige trims now feature charging ports on either side of the vehicle.

Pros
Smooth and decisive acceleration
Spacious interior
Comfortable seats and ride
Lots of standard and available safety and tech features

Cons
Infotainment operation can be distracting
Regenerative braking effect isn't as strong as in many other EVs
Estimated driving range falls short of top rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
350ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
414ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
375hp
at 6 000rpm
402hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
40.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Heated Steering Wheel
Extended Cabin Heating

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.00in
193.00in
Width: 
71.00in
76.20in
Height: 
58.20in
65.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
6.90in
Front Track: 
60.90in
65.20in
Rear Track: 
60.80in
65.20in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
115.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
38.10
Rear Head Room: 
35.40
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.20in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
27.10in
39.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.00in
58.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.20in
57.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
41.80cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
28.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
3457.00lbs
5754.00lbs

Instruments

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat thigh extension
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leatherette/suede
Sport front seats
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Massaging
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
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Five-link front air suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Five-link rear air suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
705 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 8.0
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Performance tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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 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: 
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: 
Brake drying
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear integrated headrests
Rearview Camera
Rear Side Airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Blind Spot Assist
Parking Pilot
Vehicle Alarm notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Interior Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
AMG DINIMICA Interior Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Convenience Package
AMG Night Styling
AMG Dynamic Plus Package
AMG "Redcut" Exclusive Package
AMG Aerodynamics Package
Prestige
Black Optic Package
Exterior Options: 
20" Silver 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel
20" Black 10-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Red Brake Calipers
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
Panorama Sunroof
AMG Performance Exhaust
20" Tires
Rear Wing Spoiler in Gloss Black
E-Tron Graphics In White
Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Digital Matrix LED Headlight
E-Tron Graphics In Black
Interior Options: 
Red Seat Belts
Smartphone Integration
Black Headliner
Garmin Map Pilot
Multicolor Ambient Cabin Lighting
AMG Performance Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system
AMG Illuminated Door Sill Panels
Crystal Grey Headliner
Beige Headliner
AMG Performance Steering Wheel
Compass
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi "E-Tron" Beam For Front And Rear Doors
Privacy Trunk Cover
Interior Protection Package
Audi Guard Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black "Red Cut", leather
#61333E
Black MB-Tex/DINAMICA w/Red Stitching, leatherette/suede
#0B0B0B
Black, leather
#1C1C1C
Nut Brown, leather
#5E524D
Sahara Beige/Black, leather
#B7A99D
Color: 
Black Valcona, premium leather
#212121
Pearl Beige, premium leather
#C7C1B5
Okapi Brown Valcona, premium leather
#8F796E