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Selected Style quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,524 $46,800
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,524 $46,800
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line Prestige 16 22 $56,311 $60,550
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 19 28 $48,360 $52,000
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 19 28 $48,360 $52,000
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 19 28 $48,360 $52,000
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $108,740 $116,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,524
$58,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,800
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$780 / month
$1040 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Audi Q7 is a premium, lavishly-appointed three-row utility vehicle with great on-road manners and capability, plus towing ability--without the off-road style or pretense. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 133.2 143.6
Third Leg Room (in) 29.2 35.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 40.0
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Head Room (in) 35.6 38.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 48.6 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.0 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 118.2 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.1 84.3
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 200.3 201.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.4 72.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.0 49.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 84.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.5 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 19.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 10.9 16.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 - 13.6 x 0.9
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 - 13.8 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.66 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55R18 P275/55R19
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55R18 P275/55R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 825 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500 7500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5291 5467
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 6.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 2250 455 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 4780 - 6500 240 @ 3600
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.845 4.34
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.864 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.816 0.73
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.217 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.825 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.840 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.700 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.437 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.672 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Air Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 9.7
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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