In comparing the 2021 Audi Q3's and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Audi Q3 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability and overall quality score. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Audi Q3's and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a better car than the 2021 Audi Q3.
2021 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Pricing
A used 2021 Audi Q3 ranges from $24,610 to $36,989 while a used 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA is priced between $28,995 to $39,999.
2021 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Audi Q3 loses 46.2 percent of its value and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA loses 38.8 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA retains 7.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Audi Q3.
2021 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 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.
2021 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 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 2021 Audi Q3’s base engine makes 184 horsepower, and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA base engine makes 221 horsepower. The Q3 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 477 miles. The GLA is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles.This gives the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2021 Audi Q3 the advantage in maximum range. The Q3 uses regular unleaded, and the GLA uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room, rear head room and rear leg room. The 2021 Audi Q3 has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2021 Audi Q3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.