Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2014 Audi Q7

2014 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2014 Audi Q7
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RWD 4-Door ML350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,445
$44,362
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,790
$47,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$795 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 37.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.2
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 48.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 133.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 66
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 118.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 78.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65
Length, Overall (in)
189.1 200.3
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 68.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.2 42
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 72.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.2 10.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 47.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 48.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 22.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HS8
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA HS8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6600 5500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 550
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
660 550
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 5500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 5500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4652 5192
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 190
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 295 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 280 @ 4920
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.82
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.86
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Audi Q7
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 (Est) 10.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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