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Lexus NX vs. Audi Q3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA

Lexus NX



Estimated Base Price: $35,000

Transmission: 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode, continuously variable automatic.

Engines: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-4, 235 hp, 258 lb-ft; DOHC 16-valve Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter inline-4, 154 hp, 152 lb-ft with permanent-magnet AC synchronous electric motor, 141-hp front-drive motor (199 lb-ft, est), 67-hp rear-drive motor (AWD only), 194-hp combined power rating, and 1.6-kWh nickel-metal hydride battery pack

Fuel Economy: 21-35/28-31 mpg city/highway

Dimensions: Wheelbase - 104.7 in; Length - 182.3 in; Width - 73.6 in; Height - 64.8 in

Features: Rear power seats, wireless charger in center console, touch pad interface, LED fog lamps, heads up display, dynamic cruise control, lane departure alert, blind spot monitor, panoramic view monitor, rear cross traffic alert.

Audi Q3



MSRP: $33,425

Transmission: Tiptronic

Engine: 2.0L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 200hp, 207 lb-ft

Fuel economy: 11.9 L/100km city, 8.4 L/100km highway

Dimensions: Wheelbase - 102.4 in, Length - 172.4 in, Width - 71.7 in, Height - 63 in

Standard Features: panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights with LED DRLs, and more check this link out for more details (its a bit hard for me to decipher the standard from the options) http://audiusanews.com/newsrelease.d...&id=3652&mid=1

Mercedes-Benz GLA



MSRP: $33,300

Transmission: 7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic

Engine: 2.0L turbo-4, 208 hp, 258 lb-ft

Fuel economy: No official numbers yet

Dimensions: Wheelbase - 106.3 in, Length - 173.9 in, Width - 79.6 in (including mirrors), Height - 60 in.

Selected Standard Features: ABS with Brake Assist, Collision Prevention Assist, Rain sensing windscreen wipers, speed-sensitive power steering.






Hopefully this gives everyone a breakdown of each vehicle. Feel free to add to or correct any info here. The standard equipment was hard to decipher, so please chime in on that if you have a more clear and simple source of information for everyone.

What makes you like the NX over these other competitors?
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Important to cosider the supply side as pointed out in another thread. The Q3 will be produced at 3 facilities globally, NX and GLA will come out of just one...
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GLA looks good outside, but inside sucks. Q3 is OK looking, inside is nice, except for the tiny, short center console armrest. NX is the best overall, especially in F sport trim, hopefully price will be good.
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Seems like they might want to see what the Japanese are doing and how people like us are responding to it. Hopefully they see the need to redesign their interiors.
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GLA looks good outside, but inside sucks. Q3 is OK looking, inside is nice, except for the tiny, short center console armrest. NX is the best overall, especially in F sport trim, hopefully price will be good.
have you had time inside the GLA?

I'd spent some time with a CLA earlier in the year and the interior just did not strike me as Mercedes. I was hoping those concerns might of been addressed for the GLA...
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Out of the choices above, NX for sure!

Should we include Porsche Macan???
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have you had time inside the GLA?

I'd spent some time with a CLA earlier in the year and the interior just did not strike me as Mercedes. I was hoping those concerns might of been addressed for the GLA...
I had the chance to sit in a CLA250 and this was also the case.
I actually felt better sitting in a brand new corolla than I did in the CLA...sadly.
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[QUOTE=mojo;18921]have you had time inside the GLA?




3 things I don't like, wood galore, screen looks like a aftermarket unit has been put on the dash with Velcro, and dial pad in the middle (what is this crap, looks like some pad for a phone in the 90's, ever heard of voice command?)
The whole dash looks like a mismatch, vents, screen, center pad thing..., Hyundais with navs look 10 times better IMO.
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BTW these are the Q3s standard equipment...

Q3 Standard Features
200 hp 2.0-liter TFSI® engine with six-speed Tiptronic® transmission
Panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade
Audi xenon plus front lighting with LED DRLs and taillights
Heated, 12-way power front seats
Leather seating surfaces
Audi advanced key
Standard 18-inch wheel
Bluetooth
iPod/Mp3 connectivity
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BTW these are the Q3s standard equipment...

Q3 Standard Features
200 hp 2.0-liter TFSI® engine with six-speed Tiptronic® transmission
Panoramic sunroof with power retractable sunshade
Audi xenon plus front lighting with LED DRLs and taillights
Heated, 12-way power front seats
Leather seating surfaces
Audi advanced key
Standard 18-inch wheel
Bluetooth
iPod/Mp3 connectivity
Most cars nowadays have all the same tech, keyless start, Bluetooth, sirius/XM, ipod, steering wheel controls, voice command, LED's, backup camera, ABS/ESC..., the gap between luxury and regular car is closing.
That's why if the NX is too expensive, I plan on getting a 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0 T. (should be $22K or so).
I would love an NX just to piss people off by making them jealous we'll see
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