Planning to purchase the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class? Here is a detailed in-depth comparison article between the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class and the 2021 Audi Q3. We have listed out the distinct features of both these vehicles to determine why the 2021 GLB-Class is a better option of the two.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class is available in three configurations – GLB 250, GLB 250 4MATIC, and AMG GLB 35. Pricing ranges from $38,600 MSRP for the GLB 250 while the cream of the crop AMG GLB 35 costs $49,950 MSRP. The 2021 Audi Q3 on the other hand, is also offered in three configurations – sDrive28i, xDrive28i, and M35i. The base Q3 sDrive28i carries a price tag of $36,600 MSRP while the Q3 M35i costs $46,450 MSRP.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
2021 Audi Q3
|2.0-liter inter-cooled turbocharged inline-four-cylinder
||Engine||2.0-liter inter-cooled turbocharged inline-four-cylinder|
|221 hp / 258 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||228 hp / 258 ft-lbs.|
|22.0 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity
||21.6 cu. ft.|
|23 / 31 / 26
||MPG (City/Highway/Combined)||24 / 32 / 27|
When it comes to overall power output, both vehicles are similar. The same applies for their both their optional engine options that are slightly more powerful than the base ones. But where these two vehicles differ is in the ride quality they have to offer. The Audi Q3’s ride quality is stiff making it a bit uncomfortable on long drives. The GLB-Class on the other hand offers a smooth and balanced ride quality and is also offers precision handling.
The GLB-Class comes with synthetic leather upholstery along with power-adjustable front seats as standard while genuine leather upholstery along with heated and ventilated front seats are optional. The Audi Q3 on other hand gets genuine leather upholstery as standard. The Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class can be configured with either a five- or seven-seat setup. The Q3 only offers two-row seating. This once again gives the GLB-Class an advantage over the Q3.
Coming to their features, the 2021 GLB-Class is equipped with a seven-inch touchscreen display while the Audi Q3 comes with a bigger 8.8-inch touchscreen display as standard. Both the vehicles get Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, HD Radio, and USB ports as standard. While they both offer seamless usability, Mercedes-Benz’s interface is a lot easier to use.