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Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $57,675

Audi Q5 2.0T   
Difference: $1,180

Lowest Total Invoice: $53,711

Audi Q5 2.0T   
Difference: $1,093

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820172017
ModelQ5GLCGLC
Trim2.0TGLC300AMG GLC43
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $41,500 $39,150 $54,900
Base Invoice $38,596 $36,410 $51,057
Warm Weather Package 1,450    
Premium Plus Package 4,000    
Cold Weather Package 500    
Prestige Package 5,300    
Driver Assistance Package 1,800    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 720 720
Cargo cover 225    
Rear side airbags 350 420 420
Adaptive dampers - electrical 1,000    
Leather Seating Package   1,900 1,900
Upholstered instrument panel   350  
Premium 3 Package   7,200 5,950
Burmester 640W 14 speakers   850 850
Advanced Parking Assist Package   1,550 1,550
Cooled or ventilated front seats   1,030 450
Panoramic sunroof   1,480 1,480
Head-up display (HUD)   990 990
Rear air vents with automatic controls   790 790
Special order charge   250 250
Heated second row seats   620 620
Sunshades, second row   380 380
Heated steering wheel   250 250
Wood trim     0
Warm Weather Package 1,350    
Premium Plus Package 3,720    
Cold Weather Package 466    
Prestige Package 4,930    
Driver Assistance Package 1,674    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 670 670
Cargo cover 209    
Rear side airbags 325 391 391
Adaptive dampers - electrical 930    
Leather Seating Package   1,767 1,767
Upholstered instrument panel   326  
Premium 3 Package   6,696 5,534
Burmester 640W 14 speakers   791 791
Advanced Parking Assist Package   1,442 1,442
Cooled or ventilated front seats   958 419
Panoramic sunroof   1,376 1,376
Head-up display (HUD)   921 921
Rear air vents with automatic controls   735 735
Special order charge   233 233
Heated second row seats   577 577
Sunshades, second row   353 353
Heated steering wheel   233 233
Wood trim     0
Options (change) 15,200 18,780 16,600
Options (change) 14,140 17,469 15,442
Destination 975 925 925
Total Price $57,675 $58,855 $72,425
Total Invoice $53,711 $54,804 $67,424

The configured Audi Q5 4dr SUV

The configured Mercedes-Benz GLC 4dr SUV

Even when the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Audi Q5 2.0T trim is $41,500. The features would cost an additional $15,200. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $57,675.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300 trim is $39,150. The features would cost an additional $18,780. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $58,855.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG GLC43 trim is $54,900. The features would cost an additional $16,600. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $72,425.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi Q5 trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz GLC trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Audi Q5 4dr SUV

The configured Mercedes-Benz GLC 4dr SUV

Even when the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Audi Q5 2.0T trim is $38,596. The features would cost an additional $14,140. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $53,711.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300 trim is $36,410. The features would cost an additional $17,469. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $54,804.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG GLC43 trim is $51,057. The features would cost an additional $15,442. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $67,424.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi Q5 trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz GLC trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Audi Q5 2.0T
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,200
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,112
Model Year201820172017
ModelQ5GLCGLC
Trim2.0TGLC300AMG GLC43
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine252hp I4241hp I4362hp V6
TransmissionT9T9
DrivetrainAWDRWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)755, 19640, 14640, 14
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/45-20235/60-18255/45-20
Total Price$57,675$58,855$72,425
Adjustments for Features-200-3,350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$57,655$58,855$69,075
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$10,220
Total Invoice$53,711$54,804$67,424
Adjustments for Features-190-3,119
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$53,692$54,804$64,305
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$9,501

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Features Comparison: Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

Model Year201820172017
ModelQ5GLCGLC
Trim2.0TGLC300AMG GLC43
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
-speed $  
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400$1400
AWD$1700 $1700
RWD $0 
Accessories 
AC power outlet $100$100
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000$1000
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed plus topography and road sign aware$1400  
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100$100
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving$100  
Remote climate control $25$25
Remote start via app $75$75
Remote window/roof operation $15$15
Semi-automated parking system $500$500
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350$350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Blind spot intervention $200$200
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system $0$0
Evasive maneuver assist$100  
Following distance indicator$25  
Hill descent control$250  
Knee airbag, driver $100$100
Secondary collision brake assist$25  
Temporary spare tire$150  
Tires, run-flat $150$150
Trailer sway control $25$25
Turn assist$25  
Vehicle exit assist$25  
Wide-view front camera$150  
Wide-view rear camera$0  
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50  
Aluminum roof rails$250  
Cargo area rails w/tie downs $50$50
Cargo net $40$40
Cargo organizer $100$100
Console with shifter$150  
Console without shifter $150$150
Overhead sunglass holder $25$25
Roof rails $250$250
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50  
Android Auto support$0  
App support $100$100
Apple CarPlay support$0  
Aux input$50  
CD player $125$125
CD player, remote$100  
Fragrance atomizer $200$200
Ionizing air filtration $50$50
Navigation map updates, three years $0$0
SMS text-to-speech reader $50$50
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300  
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325$325
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding$350  
Laminated front side windows$200  
Metal accent plate, lower front fascia  $0
Metal accent plate, lower rear fascia  $0
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75  
Boost gauge  $75
Chronometer  $100
Fog lights$125  
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250  
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25$25
Predictive efficiency assist$0  
Road sign information$75  
Steering-linked headlights $150$150
Powertrain 
Regenerative braking$0  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100  
Folding second row seats$300  
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200$200
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75  
Manual recliner, second row seats$75  
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50  
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50  
Memory system, passenger seat $150$150
Metal pedals  $75
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50$50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $50$50
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power-folding second row seats $700$700
Upholstered door armrests (optional)$0  
Upholstered instrument panel $300$300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 $500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical $100 
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustable  $1000
Crosswind stabilization $50$50
Suggestive steering $0$0
Total Value of Features$7,500$7,480$10,830
Value of Feature Adjustments$20$0$3,350
Value of Feature Adjustments-190-3,119

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Specifications Comparison: Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

Model Year20182017
ModelQ5GLC
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase111.0 in113.1 in
Length183.6 in183.3 in
Width74.5 in74.4 in
Height65.3 in64.5 in
Curb Weight4,045 lb.3,892 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.7 in37.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.7 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom40.9 in40.8 in
Row 2 Headroom39.3 in38.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in56.5 in
Row 2 Legroom37.8 in37.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
26.8 ft320.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
60.4 ft356.5 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi Q5 2.0T

Warm Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
Upholstered door armrests (optional)0No
Total Requested775100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Panoramic sunroof1200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Electronic systems calibration selector200Yes
LED headlights500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100Yes
Vehicle exit assist25No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Total Requested407598%
Total Not Requested1002%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Total Requested300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Laminated front side windows200No
Around view cameras300Yes
255/45HR20 tires400No
Wide-view front camera150No
Wide-view rear camera0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Bang & Olufsen, 755W, 19 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Upholstered door armrests (optional)0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
HD radio50Yes
Media drive15Yes
Total Requested254064%
Total Not Requested140036%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Road sign information75No
Turn assist25No
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Evasive maneuver assist100No
Predictive efficiency assist0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed plus topography and road sign aware1150No
Total Requested80035%
Total Not Requested147565%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300

Burmester, 640W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)
FeatureValueRequested?
Burmester, 640W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Surround sound250Yes
Total Requested25042%
Total Not Requested35058%
Cooled or ventilated front seats
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
Leather Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150No
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%
Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights1000Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Cargo organizer100No
Cargo area rails w/tie downs50No
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Cargo net40No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Speed limit information0No
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
DVD-compatible player0Yes
AC power outlet100No
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Total Requested434080%
Total Not Requested109020%
Advanced Parking Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Around view cameras300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Total Requested80057%
Total Not Requested60043%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG GLC43

Burmester, 640W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)
FeatureValueRequested?
Burmester, 640W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Surround sound250Yes
Total Requested25042%
Total Not Requested35058%
Leather Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150No
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%
Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights1000Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Cargo organizer100No
Cargo area rails w/tie downs50No
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Cargo net40No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Speed limit information0No
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Total Requested369079%
Total Not Requested99021%
Advanced Parking Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Around view cameras300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Total Requested80057%
Total Not Requested60043%

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