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Selected Style quattro 4-Door 3.6L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 20 $40,456 $43,500
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 20 $43,618 $46,900
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium Plus 14 20 $43,618 $46,900
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Prestige 14 20 $43,618 $46,900
quattro 4-Door 4.2L Prestige 13 18 $55,075 $59,220
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,337 $50,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,337 $50,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,337 $50,900
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
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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
$40,456
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,500
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$725 / month
$890 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Audi Q7 is a good choice for those who want sophistication and style in an SUV but don’t need the overwrought off-road look. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.0 143
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
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 40.6
Third Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Third Head Room (in) - 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.5
Third Leg Room (in) - 34.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 72.5 83.3
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
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.10 13.0 x - TBD -
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 1.34 13.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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 Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code HS8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code HS8 NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P265/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5082 5296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SDI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 266 @ 2750 398 @ 1600 - 2800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.0L/182.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 215 @ 3800
Engine Type Gas V6 Diesel V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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), High - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Link w/Spring-Struts
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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