Compare 2008 Audi Q7 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2008 Audi Q7
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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quattro 4-Door 3.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $49,662 $53,400
4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $51,987 $55,900
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $71,959 $77,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,526
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$890 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 143
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 40.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 34.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.6
Third Hip Room (in)
NA - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension)
Length, Overall (in)
200.2 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 72.4 - 75.6
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 83.3
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 7500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5015 5296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.0L/182.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 215 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Diesel V6
Fuel System
SDI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2750 398 @ 1600 - 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Spring-Struts
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link w/Spring-Struts

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