Compare 2012 Lexus GX 460 vs 2012 Audi Q7

2012 Lexus GX 460
2012 Audi Q7
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $48,984 $53,245
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $53,396 $58,040
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,984
$43,013
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,245
$46,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$771 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 GX 460 is a good pick for those who need the serious towing ability of a body-on-frame SUV, along with the refinement of a Lexus. But gas mileage is dismal, and it has some pretty critical packaging flaws that limit its usefulness. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
43.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.2 35.6
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 48.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 37.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.4 133.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 29.2
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 200.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.2 68.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 66.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 118.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 78.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
91.9 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
11.6 10.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.7 42.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
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)
13.3 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.4 16.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
265/60R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
265/60R18 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
265/60R18 255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6500 6600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
975 990
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5128 5291
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 190
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Supercharged Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
329 @ 3500 295 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
301 @ 5500 280 @ 4920
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.56 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Summary
Body Style
4-Door SUV Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Lexus GX 460 Audi Q7
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Rigid Axle 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 - 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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