Compare 2010 Audi Q7 vs 2010 Lexus LX 570 vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2010 Audi Q7
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2010 Lexus LX 570
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2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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quattro 4-Door 3.6L Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $43,617 $46,900
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium Plus 14 19 $43,617 $46,900
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Prestige 14 19 $43,617 $46,900
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
quattro 4-Door 4.2L Prestige 13 18 $56,730 $61,000
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 12 18 $68,445 $76,905
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 23 $55,754 $59,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 17 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $77,050 $82,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,617
$68,445
$55,754
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,900
$76,905
$59,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$782 / month
$1282 / month
$999 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi Q7 tames the SUV bad-boy image with subtler looks, diesel fuel economy, and good on-road performance. The 2010 Lexus LX 570 won't turn heads like a Range Rover or an Escalade, but it is a high-tech and worthy choice. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class' nimble ride and elegant cabin charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 12 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 18 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9 40.6
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.6 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 61.4 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.9 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 8 7
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 35.8 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.8 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 62.3 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 34.4 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.3 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 61.0 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 158.9 143.0
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 28.3 34.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 64.6 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 196.5 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 75.6 72.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 64.4 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 112.2 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 77.6 76.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 83.1 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 15.5 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 41.0 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.10 13.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.34 13.4 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 24.6 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 38.7 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 2.4-3.4 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.6 - 20.7 18.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact 285/50R20 NA
Front Tire Order Code
HS8 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
275/45R20 285/50R20 P275/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
HS8 NA NA
Front Tire Size
275/45R20 285/50R20 P275/50R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 850 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 8500 7500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5170 5995 5423
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 20 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 20 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 20 x 8.5 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 383 @ 5600 210 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
SDI SFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2750 403 @ 3600 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 5.7L/346 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 12 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 14 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 18 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.06 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 1.96 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 3.91 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.59 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.33 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.35 1.92
Trans Type
6 6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- 2.62 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door SUV Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Lexus LX 570 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Link Four-link w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link Air Adaptive air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Double control-arm w/stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Air Adaptive air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 1 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 13.3 11.1

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