The 2020 Audi Q3 is a favorite of Owings Mills drivers because it consistently outperforms the competition in luxury, power, and comfort. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA is another well-liked crossover in the market at about the same price range, but with some key differences. Let's take a closer look at how these two vehicles compare in performance, comfort, and safety features to see which crossover will give you the most bang for your buck.

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Performance: the 2020 Audi Q3 vs. the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

The 2020 Audi Q3 has a punchy 228-hp 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, fine-tuned suspension, and smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission that makes for a fun, graceful drive through the winding backroads of Reisterstown. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA's base engine is also a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that gets slightly less power at 208-hp. It is paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission, so it can feel sluggish getting around town compared to the Audi Q3. Plus, the 2020 GLA only has standard front-wheel drive, while every 2020 Audi Q3 comes with Quattro all-wheel-drive for superior capability included in the price.

Design & Comfort: the 2020 Audi Q3 vs. the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

When it comes to design, the 2020 Audi Q3 is the perfect blend of sophistication, sport, and functionality. The exterior is sleek and confident with its classic Audi styling, strong stance, and aerodynamic prowess. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA also has a handsome exterior style, though it feels more like a hatchback because of the cramped body design. What really sets their designs apart though are details like the Audi Q3's sleek LED headlights and bold front grille that create a more modern feel compared to the standard-looking Mercedes-Benz GLA that lacks these fine touches.


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Both the GLA and the Q3 are on the small side of compact SUVs with 5-passenger seating. They have relatively small back seats, but enough headroom for taller passengers and plenty of room for children. The cargo area in the 2020 GLA is one of the smallest in the segment at 17.2 cubic feet. The 2020 Audi Q3 has much more room for groceries, luggage, or other items in its 23.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

When it comes to modern luxury vehicles, technology & convenience features are a huge part of what sets them apart. The 2020 Audi Q3 is one of the most comfortable compact crossovers on the road with standard 3-zone climate control, four USB ports, leather upholstery, a 10-speaker audio system, panoramic sunroof, and tons of available features like wireless charging and ambient interior lighting. The interior of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA is basic in comparison, with standard with dual-zone climate control, an 8-speaker audio system, and three 12V power outlets. If you want any extra features on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, you'll be paying out of pocket. So, when it comes to interior comfort and value, the 2020 Audi Q3 is the clear winner.


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Safety: the 2020 Audi Q3 vs. the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

You can be confident that the 2020 Audi Q3 goes above and beyond to protect you and your passengers on the road. The side-impact protection beams in the doors, extensive airbag system, and high-strength bumpers are prepared to handle high-impact and secure you in the event of an accident. The 2020 Q3 also comes with plenty of preventative measures like Audi Pre-Sense that has a variety of driver-assist features such as collision-avoid assist, adaptive cruise control, and much more.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA also has a rigid build and safety features like active brake assist and a rearview camera, but it will get pricey if you want to add the kind of safety technology that is included with every Audi Q3. Also important to consider is the 2020 Audi Q3 received a 5-star crash safety rating by the NHTSA, while the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA doesn't have their crash-test results available. When it comes to safety, you never want to guess. That's why the 2020 Audi Q3 is your safest option with the most value.

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Winner: the 2020 Audi Q3

Every individual has different needs, which is why there are so many different vehicles to choose from nowadays. The 2020 Audi Q3 is perfect for the weekend road tripper, daily commuter, or on-the-go parent who enjoys luxurious comfort and powerful driving dynamics while they get to their next destination. Who said the family car has to be boring? Come on down to Audi Owings Mills to test drive a brand new 2020 Audi Q3 today!

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