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2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class vs. Its Competition

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2008 Mercedes Benz R Class 3.5L
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Because the 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is an automotive outlier, nothing compares directly to it.

The Audi Q7 delivers on the luxury end of the R-Class experience, but its rear seats are not as comfortable as the Mercedes-Benz's.

Plus, the Q7 looks like a traditional SUV and has a taller step-in height, a potential issue for older passengers.

The Q7 will soon add a diesel engine to the V-6 and V-8 engines already offered.

2008 Mercedes Benz R Class 3.5L2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class2009 Cadillac Escalade 2009 Cadillac Escalade2008 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.6L Premium Angular Front Exterior View2008 Audi Q7
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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.
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Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat.
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The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration.
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Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6
EPA Class  
2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name  
4-Door 3.5L RWD2WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.6L
2-Wheel Drive2WDAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV
AutomaticHD Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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