2016 BMW X1 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 250 vs 2016 Audi Q3 vs 2017 Lincoln MKC
I'm currently looking for a new luxury suv/crossover for less than 38,000.
I've gone through and made bold the main points for anyone that wants to skim.
Here's come criteria that the car must have.
- A very smooth ride. I'll be commuting around 30 miles to work every day(one way) so I want comfort.
- Quiet interior. I don't want the noise of anything seeping into the car.
- MPG: I prefer it in the high 20's to 30's.(All these have)
- The price tag. I don't want to exceed 38,000(preferable after taxes). So a car that stays around 36,500 before taxes + fees will satisfy me.
- APR: I want low or 0%.
I've narrowed it down to the cars listed in the title(Still open to suggestions):
the 2016 BMW X1, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 250, the 2016 Audi Q3, and the 2017 Lincoln MKC.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA is definitely the pretty one. I've gone and looked at the cars multiple times and from the exterior, and based on looks I have to hand it to the GLA. The problem is it's not a very tall car. It feels like a sedan, and that's just not the feel I'm going for. It does, however, have impressive highway mpg at 35. I haven't gotten to test drive this yet but from reviews, I've read it has a firm suspension and a loud inside.
The BMW X1 is one of the top contenders because it has everything I want, but the only thing that points me away from it is the APR. Even with the best credit, it still leaves you at 2.99%. Compared to the others this is very high. The MKC even has 0%.
Audi Q3 looks small from the outside and is a car I haven't been able to test drive yet. I've been told that this is a good middle point between the GLA, the X1 and the MKC, but it's a little small from the outside and I'm not too fond of the looks of it.
The Lincoln MKC is the one I'm favoring right now. It comes stock with a bunch of features that the others you would have to pay extra for. It's one of the cheaper cars, but feels still very premium. I felt the ride quality was similar to the BMW's. It's also the only one offering me 0% APR.
What do you think? Maybe there's some cars out there that fit something that I'm looking for I don't know of. Please leave any comments/tips/experiences you've had with any of these cars. I am open to suggestions and I appreciate anyone willing to help out.