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Mercedes-Benz GLK vs. Audi Q5 MPG

Chart is based on 36 fuel economy reports for the Mercedes-Benz GLK and 202 fuel economy reports for the Audi Q5.

Mercedes-Benz GLK MPG

Mercedes-Benz GLK Mercedes-Benz GLK 2013 35.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Mercedes-Benz GLK Mercedes-Benz GLK 2013 36.8 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Mercedes-Benz GLK Mercedes-Benz GLK 2013 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Mercedes-Benz GLK Mercedes-Benz GLK 2011 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Mercedes-Benz GLK Mercedes-Benz GLK 2010 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent Mercedes-Benz GLK Mercedes-Benz GLK 2010 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.1L I4 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 7 53 40 73 35.0  
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.1L I4 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 110 36.8  
2013 4dr SUV 302-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 0 100 0 0 22.7  
2011 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 0 9 9 83 84 22.9  
2010 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 8 23 45 24 66 21.8  
2010 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 11 17 24 48 93 18.7  

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Audi Q5 MPG

Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2017 25.6 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2015 35.0 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2015 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2014 30.8 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2013 37.3 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2013 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2012 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 71 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2012 18.2 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2011 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2011 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2010 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2010 16.1 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2009 17.6 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2009 26.7 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Audi Q5 Audi Q5 2009 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2017 4dr SUV turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 0 95 110 25.6  
2015 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 9 8 27 56 60 35.0  
2015 4dr SUV supercharged 272hp 3.0L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 25 15 10 50 60 20.3  
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 1 7 32 60 58 30.8  
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 245hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed automated manual AWD
flat light light 5 0 10 85 100 37.3  
2013 4dr SUV supercharged 272hp 3.0L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns med none 0 37 16 47 70 24.2  
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 24 2 71 67 24.6  
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2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 13 25 63 65 18.2  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 31 20 38 66 25.9  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 10 15 70 70 24.0  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
7-speed automated manual AWD
flat med light 10 20 50 20 100 24.2  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 3 14 61 23 75 16.1  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
7-speed automated manual AWD
flat med hvy 40 0 40 20 130 17.6  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
7-speed automated manual AWD
flat light light 10 30 3 56 80 26.7  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 1 5 21 73 74 21.4  

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Mercedes-Benz GLK vs. Audi Q5 MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Mercedes-Benz GLK

Mercedes-Benz GLK Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 Fuel economy was a "why not to buy" with the GLK350, as the gas-powered Mercedes-Benz crossover trails the competing Audi and BMW in this area. With the diesel, though, the tables turn. BMW doesn't offer a diesel X3 in North America, at least not yet. For 2014, Audi does offer a Q5 TDI.When I heard that Audi was going to offer a diesel compact crossover, I assumed that the engine in question would be a four-cylinder unit. Nope, it's a 240-horsepower 3.0-liter V6. The official line: a four-cylinder wouldn't suit Audi's performance-oriented brand image in the U.S. With a much smaller engine and (partly as a result) a couple hundred pounds less curb weight, the GLK250 BlueTEC tops the Q5 in fuel economy. But, according to the EPA, only on the highway, with a rating of 33 mpg vs. 31.Both crossovers achieve an EPA city rating of 24 mpg. In the real world, the GLK250 impresses in suburuban driving, with the trip computer usually reporting averages from 31 to 35, and on one run to my son's school nearly 40. This is about 50 percent better than in the GLK350. see full Mercedes-Benz GLK review
Mercedes-Benz GLK Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
2010 If you prioritize performance, the GLK's mandatory 3.5-liter V6, upgraded via direct injection from 268 to 302 horsepower for 2013, might seem a good thing. But even after the power bump, the boosted sixes in the Audi and BMW are stronger, and they're paired with more responsive eight-speed automatics (vs. a seven-speed transmission introduced nearly a decade ago). More of an issue for most potential buyers: fuel economy. The GLK350 is more efficient for 2013, thanks to direct injection, electric-steering assist, driving style feedback, and a shudder-free automatic start/stop system (study it, BMW). The EPA ratings have improved from last year's 16 mpg city, 21 highway to 19/24. But even 19/24 is only marginally competitive in the 2013 challenge. The BMW X3 xDrive28i is nearly as quick, and rates 21/28. The quicker X3 xDrive35i matches the GLK in the city, but does a couple mpg better on the highway. In our real-world suburban driving, the GLK350 trailed the BMW X3 xDrive28i by one to two mpg. Not a big difference, but a difference. Mercedes will soon offer a more fuel-efficient engine option in North American GLKs. But it won't be a smaller gas engine. Instead, the new GLK250 will be motivated by a 190-horsepower, four-cylinder diesel engine. see full Mercedes-Benz GLK review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Mercedes-Benz GLK

Mercedes-Benz GLK Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.1L I4 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The diesel option was the #1 reason I looked at the vehicule and the deciding point to go with it. At over 200 miles per day to communte, I needed the mileage numbers and in Quebec, diesel is less expensive than regular gas and way less than premium. see full Mercedes-Benz GLK review
2011 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
better than expected: 19 suburban, 25 highway see full Mercedes-Benz GLK review
2011 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
A major disappointment. But, to be fair, I live at the top of a mountain in LA and all of my past cars also had bad mileage. It isn't bad on the highway...I get average of 22 mpg...but pure city driving drags it down to 16-17. see full Mercedes-Benz GLK review
Mercedes-Benz GLK Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
having owned a c280 with 3 liter engine and been very happy with performance plus low 30s highway, mid to high 20s suburban, why not put 3 liter in the glk? while glk is heavier, 3.5 liter penalizes mpg for little better performance. otherwise there is nothing not to like and alot to like about this great vehicle. see full Mercedes-Benz GLK review
2011 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
If you are looking for a Prius....this isn't your car. see full Mercedes-Benz GLK review
2010 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
sad see full Mercedes-Benz GLK review
2010 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Performance comes at a price...gas mileage more on the order of a full size SUV. Wish a diesel had been available. see full Mercedes-Benz GLK review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Audi Q5

Audi Q5 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have calculated my gas using the onboard computer a few different times in mixed driving and am getting a consistent 25/26 mpg. That's without hard acceleration or driving above 70 MPH on the highway. see full Audi Q5 review
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We initially went in looking for a commuter vehicle with High mpg... but the sport they had jumped out at us and we were on the hunt for one... in the wife's daily 45 mile drive to work she's averaging 20 mpg which is comparable to the Audi's 4 cylinder and my truck's 8 cylinder. see full Audi Q5 review
Audi Q5 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I worry about escalating gas prices here in CA, but I got about 23 mpg in Europe and hope for that here. Not great, but close to the turbo and if people push the turbo to make up for the lesser power, as I would, the mileage is a wash. see full Audi Q5 review
 
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