Compare 2014 Audi Q7 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2014 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 $44,362 $47,700
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $44,362 $47,700
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line Prestige 16 22 $56,638 $60,900
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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
$44,362
$58,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,700
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$795 / month
$1040 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
There's much to love about the 2014 Audi Q7 and few if any failings; it does everything a three-row crossover vehicle should do, with great elegance and sophistication—and skips the faux-rugged nonsense. 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
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 38.5
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 38.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 50.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 143.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 40.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 41.2
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 35.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 121.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 201.6
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 72.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
80.2 84.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
22.2 19.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
47.3 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 16.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.6 x 0.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
HS8 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P275/55R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
HS8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 7500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5500 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5192 5467
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 x 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 2250 455 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 4920 240 @ 3600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.37
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.84 4.34
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Trans Type
8 7
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Air Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Air Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.0 (Est) 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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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