Compare 2012 Audi Q7 vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class

2012 Audi Q7
2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line 16 22 $55,753 $59,950
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4MATIC 4-Door ML350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $45,561 $48,990
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 27 $46,956 $50,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 15 20 $53,559 $57,590
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 14 18 $88,341 $94,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,013
$45,561
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,250
$48,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class is improved in nearly way, and remains one of the most luxurious and secure choices for families not needing a third row of seats.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 132.7
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 65.2
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 114.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 71.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.9
Brakes
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 - 12.8 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - 13.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 27.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
990 1080
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5291 4751
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 6.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 4920 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 2250 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.85 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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