Compare 2013 Audi Q7 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2013 Audi Q7
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 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 $43,524 $46,800
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,524 $46,800
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
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line Prestige 16 22 $56,311 $60,550
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
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
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 41.2
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 16.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R18 P275/55R19
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 7500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5291 5467
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
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 -
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Air Springs
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4
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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