2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Audi Q3

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV with Woman Locking Car
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA


2022 Audi Q3
2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Standard Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4
221 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque

Standard Output

184 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque
302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Output

228 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque
25 mpg city/34 mpg highway

EPA-Estimated MPG

23 mpg city/30 mpg highway
50.5 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

48.0 cubic feet

If you’re in the market for a small luxury SUV, then it’s worth comparing the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA vs. Audi Q3 to assist with your ultimate decision. Despite being powered by similar engines, you’ll immediately see that the Mercedes-Benz model not only produces stronger performance, but also boasts better fuel economy returns than the Audi competitor. Take a closer look at these two models, and then visit Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio near San Antonio for a test drive of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Audi Q3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA: Performance

A comparison of the Audi Q3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA reveals that the Mercedes-Benz model clearly outperforms the Audi SUV.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

  • 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 Engine
  • 8-speed shiftable automated manual transmission
  • Standard front-wheel drive
  • 221 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway*

Audi Q3

  • 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 Engine
  • 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • 184 hp
  • 221 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway

Even when both models upgrade to more advanced versions of their respective 2.0L inline-4 engines, the Mercedes-Benz GLA still comes out ahead, with 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque as compared to the Q3’s 228 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque.

Audi Q3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA 250: Interior Space

Comparing the Audi Q3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 also shows that the GLA provides more cargo space overall than the Q3. The 2022 GLA interior promises a maximum cargo volume of 50.5 cubic feet, whereas the 2022 Q3 has 48 cubic feet to offer when the second row is folded down. This may not seem like a significant difference, but it’s one you’re likely to notice when you load up for your next trip outside of Alamo Heights. What’s more, passengers will be more comfortable in the Mercedes-Benz model, as it promises more front leg room, rear head room, and rear leg room than the Audi Q3.

Test Drive the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA in San Antonio

Visit Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio today to test drive the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA near Shavano Park and understand exactly why it comes out ahead of the competition. Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team!


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**EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.
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