When we compare the 2019 Audi Q3's and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Audi Q3 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Audi Q3's and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
2019 Audi Q3 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Pricing
A used 2019 Audi Q3 ranges from $22,795 to $33,989 while a used 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is priced between $21,997 to $31,990.
2019 Audi Q3 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Audi Q3 loses 46.2 percent of its value and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA loses 38.8 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA retains 7.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Audi Q3.
2019 Audi Q3 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi Q3 is 8.3 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLA's quality rating is 7.5 out of 10. This results in the Audi Q3 being ranked 3 out of 13 Best Luxury Subcompact SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLA being ranked 4 out of 13. Out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs, the Audi Q3 is ranked 10 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA is ranked 21. The Audi Q3 is also ranked 12 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Mercedes-Benz GLA is ranked 26 out of 67.
2019 Audi Q3 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi Q3 is 6.8 out of 10. For the Mercedes-Benz GLA the reliability rating is 6.3 out of 10. This gives the Audi Q3 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Audi Q3’s base engine makes 228 horsepower, and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA base engine makes 208 horsepower. The Q3 is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 429 miles. The GLA is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. This gives the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Audi Q3. The Q3 uses regular unleaded, and the GLA uses premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2019 Audi Q3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.