On the lookout for a new compact luxury crossover SUV? Look no further as the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class SUV is a perfect choice. And we at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert in Gilbert, Arizona, bring you this detailed comparison article between the 2022 GLB-Class SUV and the 2022 Audi Q3 to give you a better idea of the 2022 GLB-Class's advantages over its competitors.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class is offered in three variants – GLB 250, GLB 250 4MATIC, and AMG GLB 35. The base GLB 250 costs $38,600 MSRP* while the top-end AMG GLB 35 costs $49,950 MSRP*. The 2021 Audi Q3, on the other hand, is available in two configurations – Premium and Premium Plus. The Q3 40 TFSI® Premium costs $36,400 MSRP* while the top-spec Q3 45 TFSI® Premium Plus costs $42,000 MSRP*.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
2022 Audi Q3
|2.0-liter inter-cooled turbocharged inline-four-cylinder
||2.0-liter intercooled turbocharged inline-four cylinder
|221 hp / 258 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||184 hp / 221 ft-lbs.
|22.0 cu. ft.
||23.7 cu. ft.
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The GLB 250’s base engine is far more powerful than the Q3. This is the same case with the horsepower and torque output numbers. Even with this extra power, the GLB 250 manages to offer better MPG figures. This gives it a massive advantage over the Q3. Yes, the Q3 is offered with a higher tune that bumps the power to 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. But this is pale in comparison to the AMG GLB 35’s AMG-enhanced 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 302 horsepower and 205 pound-feet of torque. The GLB-Class is a lot more refined and offers a better driving experience.
Coming to the interiors, the GLB-Class gets synthetic leather upholstery along with power-adjustable front seats as standard. Genuine leather upholstery along with heated and ventilated front seats as optional features. The Audi Q3 comes with genuine leather upholstery as standard on the base trim itself. But one major advantage that the GLB has over the Q3 is the optional seven-seat setup which makes the GLB more practical.
The 2022 GLB-Class has a well-rounded infotainment system. It comes with a seven-inch touchscreen display while the Audi Q3 gets 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. The same set of features is offered in Q3 as well. But the GLB-Class benefits from a more refined user experience, making it the better option of the two.