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 ClassBrowse Used Listings||2009 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2008 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door 3.5L RWD||2WD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 3.6L|
|2-Wheel Drive||2WD||All Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SUV|
|Automatic||HD Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|