Audi Q5 vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Should you buy Audi Q5 or Mercedes-Benz C-Class? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Audi Q5 price starts at Rs 65.18 Lakh ex-showroom for Premium Plus (Petrol) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class price starts Rs 58.60 Lakh ex-showroom for C 220d (Diesel). Q5 has 1984 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while C-Class has 1993 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the Q5 has a mileage of 13.47 kmpl (Petrol top model)> and the C-Class has a mileage of 23 kmpl (Petrol top model).

Q5 Vs C-Class

Key HighlightsAudi Q5Mercedes-Benz C-Class
On Road PriceRs.81,96,310*Rs.68,47,697*
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Engine(cc)19841496
TransmissionAutomaticAutomatic
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Audi Q5 vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Comparison

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        Audi Q5
        Audi Q5
        Rs70.45 Lakh*
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            Mercedes-Benz C-Class
            Mercedes-Benz C-Class
            Rs59.60 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Rs.81,96,310*
          Rs.68,47,697*
          Finance Available (EMI)
          Rs.1,56,000/month
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          Rs.1,30,333/month
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          Insurance
          Rs.2,74,000
          Q5 Insurance
          User Rating
          4.1
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          Engine & Transmission
          Engine Type
          Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
          2.0 L TFSI
          OM654M
          Displacement (cc)
          The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
          1984
          1496
          No. of Cylinders
          ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
          Max Power (bhp@rpm)
          Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
          245.59bhp@5000-6000rpm
          201.15bhp@5800-6800rpm
          Max Torque (nm@rpm)
          The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
          370Nm@1600-4300bhp
          300Nm@1800-4000rpm
          Valves Per Cylinder
          Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
          4
          4
          Fuel Supply System
          Responsible for delivering fuel from the fuel tank into your internal combustion engine (ICE). More sophisticated systems give you better mileage.
          -
          ISG
          Turbo Charger
          A device that forces more air into an internal combustion engine. More air can burn more fuel and make more power. Turbochargers utilise exhaust gas energy to make more power.
          -
          yes
          Transmission Type
          Automatic
          Automatic
          Gear Box
          7-Speed AT
          9-Speed TRONIC
          Mild HybridNoNo
          Drive Type
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Petrol
          Petrol
          Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
          13.47
          16.9
          Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
          70
          66
          Emission Norm Compliance
          BS VI 2.0
          BS VI 2.0
          Top Speed (kmph)
          237
          246
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          5-link front axle; tubular anti-roll bar
          Adaptive Damping System
          Rear Suspension
          5-link rear axle; tubular anti-roll bar
          Adaptive Damping System
          Top Speed (Kmph)
          237
          246
          0-100kmph (Seconds)
          6.3
          7.3s
          Tyre Size
          235/55 R19
          -
          Tyre Type
          -
          Tubeless,Radial
          Dimensions & Capacity
          Length (mm)
          The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
          4682
          4751
          Width (mm)
          The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
          1893
          1820
          Height (mm)
          The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
          1653
          1437
          Wheel Base (mm)
          Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
          2500
          2636
          Kerb Weight (kg)
          It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
          1970
          1615
          Rear Headroom (mm)
          Rear headroom in a car is the vertical distance between the center of the rear seat cushion and the roof of the car, measured at the tallest point
          998
          verified
          955
          verified
          Rear Legroom (mm)
          Rear legroom in a car is the distance between the front seat backrests and the rear seat backrests. The more legroom the more comfortable the seats.
          -
          357
          Front Headroom (mm)
          Front headroom in a car is the vertical distance between the centre of the front seat cushion and the roof of the car, measured at the tallest point. Important for taller occupants. More is again better
          1059
          verified
          1041
          verified
          Front Legroom (mm)
          The distance from the front footwell to the base of the front seatback. More leg room means more comfort for front passengers
          -
          295
          verified
          Seating Capacity
          5
          5
          Boot Space (Litres)
          520
          540
          No. of Doors
          5
          4
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power Steering
          Mechanism that reduces the effort needed to operate the steering wheel. Offered in various types, including hydraulic and electric.
          -
          Yes
          Power Windows Front
          -
          Yes
          Power Windows Rear
          -
          Yes
          Power Boot
          -
          Yes
          Automatic Climate Control
          3 Zone
          2 Zone
          Air Quality Control
          Air filters, also known as air purifiers, purify the air of the cabin by absorbing any harmful or contaminated particles.
          -
          Yes
          Remote Trunk Opener
          Some cars have buttons on the key to unlock only the trunk/boot of the car without unlocking any of the doors.
          Yes
          -
          Low Fuel Warning Light
          -
          Yes
          Accessory Power Outlet
          12V power socket to power your appliances, like phones or tyre inflators.
          -
          Yes
          Vanity Mirror
          A mirror, usually located behind the passenger sun shade, used to check one's appearance. More expensive cars will have these on the driver's side and some cars even have this feature for rear seat passengers too.
          -
          Yes
          Rear Seat Headrest
          -
          Yes
          Adjustable Headrest
          Unlike fixed headrests, these can be moved up or down to offer the ideal resting position for the occupant's head.
          -
          Yes
          Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
          A type of seat belt on which the height can be adjusted, to help improve comfort.
          -
          Yes
          Cup Holders Front
          Storage spaces that are specifically designed to hold cups or beverage cans. Sometimes these can be cooled and heated too.
          -
          Yes
          Cup Holders Rear
          -
          Yes
          Rear AC Vents
          Dedicated AC vents for the rear passengers, usually located between the front seats. Helps cool the rear compartment, while offering passengers the option to control the flow. Some rear AC vents allow for fan speed control.
          -
          Yes
          Seat Lumbar Support
          -
          Yes
          Active Noise Cancellation
          -
          Yes
          Multifunction Steering Wheel
          A steering wheel that has many buttons to control various functions of the infotainment system and key car functions like cruise control. This allows the driver to manage these functions without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
          -
          Yes
          Cruise Control
          -
          Yes
          Parking Sensors
          Sensors on the vehicle's exterior that use either ultrasonic or electromagnetic waves bouncing off objects to alert the driver of obstacles while parking.
          Front & Rear
          Front & Rear
          Navigation SystemYesYes
          Find My Car Location
          A connected car technology feature to help you locate your car via your smartphone
          -
          Yes
          Foldable Rear Seat
          Rear seats that can be folded down to create additional storage space.
          -
          40:20:40 Split
          Engine Start Stop Button
          -
          Yes
          Glove Box Cooling
          A function in the glove box that allows you to keep food items and beverages cool for long durations.
          -
          Yes
          Bottle Holder
          -
          Front Door
          Voice CommandYesYes
          USB Charger
          -
          Front & Rear
          Steering Mounted Tripmeter
          -
          Yes
          Central Console Armrest
          An added convenince feature to rest one's hand on, while also offering features like cupholders or a small storage space.
          -
          Yes
          Tailgate Ajar
          A warning to indicate that the vehicle's boot or tailgate isnt properly closed.
          -
          Yes
          Hands-Free Tailgate
          A tailgate that, in most cases, can be opened automatically by swiping your foot under the rear bumper.
          -
          Yes
          Gear Shift Indicator
          A display that shows the current gear the car is in. More advanced versions also suggest the most prefered gear for better efficiency.
          NoNo
          Rear CurtainNoNo
          Luggage Hook And NetNoNo
          Memory Function Seats
          Front
          Front
          Drive Modes
          6
          4
          Air Conditioner
          -
          Yes
          Heater
          -
          Yes
          Adjustable Steering
          -
          Yes
          KeyLess EntryYesYes
          Ventilated Seats
          -
          No
          Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
          Electric Adjustable Seats
          Front
          Front
          Automatic HeadlampsYes
          -
          Follow Me Home HeadlampsYesYes
          Interior
          Tachometer
          A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
          -
          Yes
          Leather SeatsYes
          -
          Fabric UpholsteryNo
          -
          Leather Steering Wheel
          -
          Yes
          Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector
          -
          Yes
          Glove Compartment
          It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
          -
          Yes
          Digital Clock
          Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
          Yes
          -
          Digital Odometer
          A meter that keeps track of the total kilometres a vehicle has travelled. This cannot be reset by an owner and serves as a record for tracking service intervals and waranty validity, and also is important when selling the vehicle.
          YesYes
          Dual Tone Dashboard
          When the dashboard has two colours of trim it's called a dual tone dashboard.
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Contour ambient lighting with 30 colours, Decorative inlays in Audi exclusive piano black,Audi Virtual Cockpit Plus is an innovative, fully digital instrument cluster, The 31.24 cm display offers full HD quality, can choose the “dynamic” and “sport” display options,The display can be tailored to the driver’s requirements to show speed, engine speed, maps, radio and media information and plenty more
          Velour Floor Mats (provided in the respective appointments color with matching edging, the mats protect the footwell against dirt, removed rapidly to be vacuumed or cleaned.), AVANTGARDE interior (With the AVANTGARDE Interior, you can show what is important to you: The avantgarde highlights in the expressively designed interior with ambient lighting will bring you joy day after day. • Seats with unique seat upholstery layout and redesigned headrest. • Multifunction sports steering wheel in leather steering wheel bezel in silver chrome. • Ambient lighting • Free-standing, fully digital instrument display with 12.3 inch LCD colour display • High-resolution central display slightly tilted towards the driver with 11.9 inch screen With MBUX multimedia system • Upper part of the instrument panel in black and lower part in black or macchiato beige with contrasting top stitching • Centre console in high-gloss black with insert in silver chrome • Air vents with elements in silver chrome • Doors with high-gloss black trim elements and surround in silver chrome as well as switches in silver chrome • Stowage Space Package • Overhead control panel in high-gloss black ), Leather multifunction sports steering wheel, Driver display (The high-resolution displayin 12.3 inch LCD colour display. It has 7 different settings with specific content and 3 different display styles.), Premium Plus Ambient lighting (a total of 64 colours with 10 moods, Trim element plane with direct lighting running from the sides of the centre console to the instrument panel and the door handles of the front and rear doors :- Additional lighting scopes on the air vents and the door centre panels of the four doors (baguette with direct and indirect lighting) • Four diing zones (All, DIRECT, Ambient and Accent) • Variable brightness setting, ARTICO man-made leather macchiato beige, ARTICO man-made leather black, ARTICO man-made leather sienna brown, Centre Console in high-gloss black, Black open-pore aluminium lines wood Interior trim
          Exterior
          Available ColorsMythos Black MetallicFloret Silver MetallicIbis WhiteNavarra Blue MetallicManhattan GrayQ5 ColorsSelenite GreyHigh Tech SilverManufaktur Opalite White BrightMojave SilverObsidian BlackCavansite Blue+1 MoreC-Class Colors
          Body Type
          Adjustable Headlights
          -
          Yes
          Fog Lights Front
          Front fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's front bumper. They are designed to improve visibility in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          YesYes
          Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
          Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
          YesYes
          Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
          A vehicle's rear-view mirrors that can open and close at the touch of a button.
          -
          Yes
          Rain Sensing Wiper
          It refers to a water/moisture sensor that automatically starts the wiper when it rains or water is splashed onto the car's windshield. It is a feature that aids both convenience and safety.
          YesYes
          Rear Window Wiper
          It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Washer
          It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Defogger
          Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
          YesYes
          Alloy Wheels
          Lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they enhance the look of a vehicle.
          YesYes
          Rear Spoiler
          Increases downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars, however, they're used simply for looks.
          Yes
          -
          Sun Roof
          A glass panel on the roof of a vehicle, either just over the front seats or extending further backward towards the rear.
          YesYes
          Moon RoofYesYes
          Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
          An additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle that warns both oncoming and following traffic.
          -
          Yes
          Integrated AntennaYesYes
          Chrome Grille
          A shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
          YesYes
          Chrome Garnish
          Chrome garnish is a chrome strip or panel applied to certain parts of the car to make them look brighter or flashier.
          YesYes
          Cornering Headlamps
          Cornering headlamps either refer to headlights that turn slightly with your steering input or a secondary light within the headlight cluster that switches on when your steering is turned. Like cornering fog lamps, this feature improves visibility while turning.
          Yes
          -
          Cornering Foglamps
          Cars with this feature will automatically switch on their fog lamps when the steering is turned, to improve visibility at the front corners of the car.
          -
          Yes
          Roof Rail
          Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
          Yes
          -
          Lighting
          LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
          LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
          Trunk Opener
          Remote
          Smart
          Heated Wing Mirror
          Heated wing mirrors can also be called mirror defoggers. As the name says, using heat, the outside rear view mirrors can be cleared from fogging up during cold/rainy weather, improving rearward visibility and safety.
          Yes
          -
          LED DRLs
          LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
          YesYes
          LED Headlights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
          -
          Yes
          LED Taillights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
          YesYes
          Additional Features
          Singleframe grille with vertical struts
          AVANTGARDE exterior (With the AVANTGARDE Exterior, you can further enhance the individuality and sportiness of your vehicle, and show clearly that you attach importance to style and high quality. The interplay of the design features results in an extraordinarily expressive vehicle. • Radiator grille with integral Mercedes star and a chromed louvre, surround of the radiator grille in chrome • 17 inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted highgloss black with high-sheen finish • Dynamic front bumper with centrally positioned trim element in mirror chrome and air inlets with diamond-pattern mesh in grained black • Rear bumper painted in vehicle colour with centrally positioned wing in mirror chrome • Beltline trim strips in polished aluminium • Side window surrounds in polished aluminium • Trim on the B-pillars in high-gloss black • Bar on the rear side windows in high-gloss black • Side sill panels painted in vehicle colour), Mirror package, Panoramic sliding sunroof, Stylish 17 inch 5 spoke alloys, Windscreen wipers with rain sensor
          Automatic Driving Lights
          Car headlamps that automatically turn on in low light conditions and switch off in bright conditions.
          YesYes
          Tyre Size
          235/55 R19
          -
          Tyre Type
          -
          Tubeless,Radial
          Safety
          Anti Lock Braking System
          A safety system that prevents a car's wheels from locking up during hard braking to maintain steering control.
          YesYes
          Brake AssistYesYes
          Central LockingYesYes
          Child Safety Locks
          Safety locks located on the car's rear doors that, when engaged, allows the doors to be opened only from the outside. The idea is to stop the door from opening unintentionally.
          YesYes
          Anti Theft Alarm
          An alarm system that sounds when anyone tries to access the car forcibly or break into it.
          YesYes
          No. of Airbags
          8
          7
          Driver Airbag
          An inflatable air bag located within the steering wheel that automatically deploys during a collision, to protect the driver from physical injury
          YesYes
          Passenger AirbagYesYes
          Side Airbag FrontYesYes
          Side Airbag RearYesNo
          Day Night Rear View Mirror
          A rearview mirror that can be adjusted to reduce glare from headlights behind the vehicle at night.
          YesYes
          Seat Belt Warning
          A warning buzzer that reminds passengers to buckle their seat belts.
          YesYes
          Door Ajar Warning
          A function that alerts the driver when any of the doors are open or not properly closed.
          YesYes
          Traction ControlYes
          -
          Tyre Pressure Monitor
          This feature monitors the pressure inside each tyre, alerting the driver when one or more tyre loses pressure.
          YesYes
          Engine Immobilizer
          A security feature that prevents unauthorized access to the car's engine.
          YesYes
          Electronic Stability Control
          -
          Yes
          Advance Safety Features
          Curtain Airbag, Parking assist
          Tyre pressure monitoring system, TIREFIT, Active Brake Assist, PRE-SAFE
          Rear Camera
          A camera at the rear of the car to help with parking safely.
          With Guidedlines
          -
          Anti Theft DeviceYesYes
          Anti Pinch Power Windows
          Windows that stop closing if they sense an obstruction (usually the hands of occupants), preventing injuries.
          Driver and Passenger
          -
          Speed Alert
          -
          Yes
          Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
          Knee Airbags
          Airbags positioned at knee level to provide additional protection during a front collision.
          Driver
          -
          Isofix Child Seat Mounts
          A secure attachment system to fix child seats directly on the chassis of the car.
          YesYes
          Heads Up Display
          An additional display for the driver placed above the main display or even projected on the windshield, containing speed and trip details, so that the driver's vision stays on the road.
          Yes
          -
          Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts
          These mechanisms tighten up the seatbelts, or reduces their force till a certain threshold, so as to hold the occupants in place during sudden acceleration or braking.
          Driver
          -
          Sos Emergency Assistance
          -
          Yes
          Blind Spot Monitor
          A function of ADAS that uses radar to alert the driver if there are vehicles behind them that aren't fully visible in their mirror.
          Yes
          -
          Hill Descent ControlNo
          -
          Hill Assist
          A feature that helps prevent a car from rolling backward on a hill.
          -
          Yes
          Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
          -
          Yes
          Curtain AirbagYes
          -
          Electronic Brakeforce DistributionYes
          -
          Entertainment & Communication
          Radio
          -
          Yes
          Speakers FrontYesYes
          Speakers RearYesYes
          Wireless Phone ChargingYesYes
          Bluetooth Connectivity
          -
          Yes
          Touch ScreenYesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          10
          11.9
          Connectivity
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android AutoYesYes
          Apple Car PlayYesYes
          No. of Speakers
          19
          9
          Additional Features
          3D Premium Sound System, centre speaker and subwoofer, with a 16-channel amplifier the output of 755 watts
          Central display :- The high-resolution central display 11.9 inch diagonal screen with touch entry with LCD technology, USB package ( two additional USB-C ports under the front armrest), MBUX Navigation Premium, Hard-disc navigation, Live Traffic Information, Natural Voice Control, Touch Control Concept,Fingerprint Scanner, Vehicle Monitoring, Navigation Connectivity, package, Vehicle Set-Up (Remote Retrieval of Vehicle Status, Remote Door Locking and Unlocking, Speed Alert, Send2Car function, Remote Engine Start/Stop), Navigation Connectivity package, Mercedes-Benz emergency call system, Smartphone Integration (wireless via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto), Extended Functions MBUX,, App connected features:- Vehicle Finder (enables horn and light flashing), Geo-fencing, Mercedes me Service app: Your digital assistant, Windows/sunroof open close from App, Additional Mercedes me connect features (Alexa Home Integration with Mercedes me,Google Home integration with Mercedes me connect, Parking location POIs (Points of Interest))
          SubwooferNo
          -
          Rear Touch Screen Size
          -
          No
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          Pros and Cons

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          • Cons

            Audi Q5

            • Gets a bit more of an identity thanks to a sportier design
            • A spacious and practical cabin, an ideal formula for family luxury
            • Decently specced feature list
            • Can be pushed or driven comfortably with ease
            • All-wheel drivetrain as standard

            Mercedes-Benz C-Class

            • Elegant exterior
            • Spectacular cabin design
            • Refined petrol engine
            • Comfortable ride quality

            Audi Q5

            • A petrol-only offering
            • Cabin could've had a little less hard plastics
            • Lack of advanced driver assistance features

            Mercedes-Benz C-Class

            • Petrol motor lacks outright power
            • Some features missing

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          Which car is cheaper between Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

          Audi Q5 price starts at Rs 65.18 Lakh & Mercedes-Benz C-Class price starts at Rs 58.60 Lakh in New Delhi. Mercedes-Benz C-Class is cheaper between these two cars.

          Which car has good mileage Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

          The mileage of Q5 is 13.47 kmpl in New Delhi & The mileage of C-Class is 16.9 kmpl in New Delhi. Mercedes-Benz C-Class gives better mileage than Audi Q5.
          *Ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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