In comparing the Audi Q3's and the Mercedes-Benz GLA's specifications and ratings, the Audi Q3 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, reliability and overall quality score. The Mercedes-Benz GLA has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi Q3's and the Mercedes-Benz GLA's specifications and ratings, the Audi Q3 is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Audi Q3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA Pricing
For a new model, the Audi Q3's price is between $42,756 and $49,717, with the Mercedes-Benz GLA priced between $43,500 and $60,460.
Audi Q3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Audi Q3 loses 46.2 percent of its value and the Mercedes-Benz GLA loses 38.8 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz GLA retains 7.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Audi Q3.
Audi Q3 vs. 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.
Audi Q3 vs. 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 Audi Q3’s base engine makes 184 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLA base engine makes 221 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Audi Q3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.