2017 Audi Q3 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Many car enthusiasts shopping for luxurious vehicles will often turn to German-made vehicles, such as the 2017 Audi Q3 and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. While both vehicles have their own unique strengths, a comparison between the two will show that the 2017 Audi Q3 has much more to offer compared to the Mercedes-Benz, and should therefore be the choice for shoppers who want nothing but the best. These are some of the facts that put the 2017 Audi Q3 far ahead of the 2017 Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe.

Design & Style

The 2017 Audi Q3 looks small for an SUV, but has more than enough interior space for both passengers and cargo. The fact that it looks petite for an SUV makes driving and parking it much easier for most people. While most SUVs are utilitarian, the 2017 Audi Q3 goes a step further by using quality materials to give it a premium feel too. The Mercedes is not an ugly car by any account, but when placed next to the 2017 Audi Q3, it's very obvious that the Audi is more well-made and has a better design.

The C class coupe's design on the outside is softer. Its looks are polarizing, as some people like it and some don't. As you would expect, the interior has much less space to offer, and feels more claustrophobic compared to the Audi.

Technology & Safety

Standard equipment in a stock C class includes ABS, stability control, side-wind stability control, multiple airbags, Bluetooth connectivity that allows for handsfree calling and music streaming as well as a premium audio system. The 2017 Audi Q3 tops this with a very long list of tech and safety features, including low tire pressure warning, sideguard curtains for all passengers, a wide angle backup camera, traction control, engine immobilizer, 2 DC power outlets, a systems monitor, under-hood and cargo space lights, a refrigerated cooler box and much more.


The stock C class ships with a 2 liter engine generating 241 horsepower, while the 2017 Audi Q3 ships with a 2 liter engine generating 200 horsepower. The 2017 Audi Q3, though taller than the Mercedes-Benz, feels just as easy to drive and park. It also offers decent performance both in straight lines and in the bends.

The Bottom Line

When hard facts are considered, it is easy to see that the 2017 Audi Q3 is far superior to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class coupe. Considering that the latter is already a great car, this says a lot about the Audi. If you find yourself having to choose between the two, therefore, betting on the 2017 Audi Q3 would be extremely wise.

Ready to Schedule an Audi Q3 Test Drive Today?

In order to experience the luxury and practicality of the 2017 Audi Q3, a test drive is recommended. Classic Audi, located in Eastchester New York, makes it easy for you to do so. Simply call us or come to our dealership for the test drive today.


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