Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class vs 2008 Audi Q7

2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class
2008 Audi Q7
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4-Door RWD 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD 3.5L 15 20 $39,153 $42,100
4-Door 4MATIC 3.5L 15 19 $41,478 $44,600
4-Door 4MATIC 3.0L CDI 18 24 $42,408 $45,600
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quattro 4-Door 3.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,153
$39,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,100
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$702 / month
$708 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you seek a supremely comfortable people hauler but eschew traditional station wagons, minivans, and SUVs, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class may be for you. The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
39.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
148 104.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - NA
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 37.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.7
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Third Leg Room (in)
32.4 NA
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
203.0 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 68.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 66.0
Wheelbase (in)
126.6 118.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 78.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.2 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.2 42.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
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)
21.1 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55R18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4938 5015
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 266 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
2-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz R-Class Audi Q7
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Arm Multi-link 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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