Compare 2010 Audi Q7 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2010 Audi Q7
2008 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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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
$43,617
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,900
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$782 / month
$890 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
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 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 Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 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 Volume (ft³)
104.0 143
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 34.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.6
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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)
200.3 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 72.4 - 75.6
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)
10.9 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26.4
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 3.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
275/45R20 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
HS8 NA
Front Tire Size
275/45R20 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
HS8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5170 5296
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - 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)
19 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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -

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