Style and power are two features highly desired by SUV drivers of Parker, Castle Rock, and Denver. When searching for these qualities in a luxury SUV, you may find yourself torn between the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes Benz GLC. Sharing similar engines, spacious interiors for the whole family, and various technology features that will dazzle everyone, both vehicles have a lot to offer.

We strongly believe in providing you with as much information as possible. That's why we here at Audi Denver have put together this Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes Benz GLC car comparison, so you can see the features that set these two SUVs apart.

Ready to learn more? Keep reading!

Performance Capabilities of the Audi Q5 & Mercedes Benz GLC

Both the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes Benz GLC are powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine. Of course, not all 2.0L engines are created equally. This can be seen when comparing the acceleration and towing capacity of the standard Audi Q5 2.0L engine to the Mercedes Benz GLC. It's also evident when you consider the horsepower of the available Audi Q5 TTSI engine:

Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes Benz GLC Engine Performance


Audi Q5

Audi Q5 TFSI (hybrid)

Mercedes Benz GLC


248 HP

362 HP

255 HP


(0-60 MPH)

5.9 seconds

5 seconds

6.1 seconds

Towing Capacity (when properly equipped)

4,400 lbs.

4,400 lbs.

3,500 lbs.

In addition to the extra horsepower and acceleration abilities of the Audi Q5, you'll also find more diversity and customization options offered with the Audi Q5. With the Mercedes Benz GLC, you'll find your SUV comes standard with DYNAMIC Select. The DYNAMIC Select system gives you the option to choose one of four drive modes: ECO, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+.

When looking at the Audi Q5, you'll also find a standard drive mode selector with Audi drive select. However, with this feature you'll find even more, different modes. As an Audi Q5 driver, you'll be able to choose from Offroad, Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual modes as well.

Thanks to Audi drive select, you'll feel even more in control of your drive as compared to the Mercedes Benz GLC.

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Audi Q5 vs Mercedes Benz GLC Dimensions

Driving a luxury SUV, you'll need enough room to fit all of the eager passengers who want to ride in your vehicle. Thankfully, the Audi Q5 provides extra space for front- and rear-seat passengers alike, as you'll see below:

Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes Benz GLC Interior Dimensions

Luxury SUV

Audi Q5

Mercedes Benz GLC

Headroom (Front/Rear)

40.2 inches/37.7 inches

 (with available sunroof)

37.8 inches/38.5 inches

Legroom (Front/Rear)

41 inches/37.8 inches

40.8 inches/37.3 inches

Shoulder Room (Front/Rear)

57.7 inches/56.5 inches

57.3 inches/56.5 inches


Even with the optional sunroof, the Audi Q5 still has extra space for up to five passengers to sit comfortably. This extra space is the result of the larger build of the Audi Q5. Overall, the Audi Q5 is nearly two inches wider, one inch taller, and half an inch longer than the Mercedes Benz GLC.

Audi Q5 vs Mercedes Benz GLC Technology

There are many technological similarities in terms of the Audi Q5 vs. Mercedes Benz GLC. Some available technology features that are offered in both the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes Benz GLC include Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and head-up display.

Although there are many similar features between the two vehicles, there are some differences that separate the Audi Q5 from the Mercedes Benz GLC. The first major difference between these two vehicles is their standard digital instrument clusters.

The Mercedes Benz GLC comes standard with a 3-inch digital display where key driving information, like navigation, will be displayed. The Audi Q5, on the other hand, comes standard with a 7-inch digital display system. This larger screen is more beneficial for drivers to view this information while driving.

If you're interested in upgrading the size of your vehicle's display, both Audi and Mercedes Benz drivers have access to a 12.3-inch display. However, if you decide to go with the Mercedes Benz GLC, you won't have access to the Google Earth™ feature as you do with the Audi Q5's available display.

This feature allows drivers to have a more immersive, high-tech driving experience, particularly when using the navigation feature of this system.

Check Out the Audi Q5 Today!

In terms of performance, dimensions, and technology, the Mercedes Benz just can't compete with the Audi Q5. Stop by our Audi Denver dealership to see this superstar vehicle for yourself. In no time at all, you'll find yourself exploring the streets of Parker, Castle Rock, and Denver and turning heads!

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