Compare 2008 Audi Q7 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2008 Audi Q7
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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quattro 4-Door 3.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
Q7 quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $49,662 $53,400
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $51,987 $55,900
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $71,959 $77,375

Pricing

Invoice Price

$39,526
$49,662

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$42,500
$53,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$708 / month
$890 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.8
9.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.

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Fuel Economy

City

14 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

19 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Head Room (in)

NA 38.2

Front Hip Room (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Passenger Volume (ft³)

104.0 143

Third Shoulder Room (in)

NA 50.5

Second Leg Room (in)

37.1 40.0

Front Head Room (in)

39.5 40.1

Second Hip Room (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 58.3

Passenger Capacity

5 7

Third Leg Room (in)

NA 34.0

Second Head Room (in)

39.0 40.6

Third Hip Room (in)

NA - TBD -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.1 58.9

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 43.0

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

200.2 200.6

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

68.4 72.4 - 75.6

Liftover Height (in)

32.9 - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.0 65.1

Wheelbase (in)

118.2 121.1

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.1 76.0

Track Width, Front (in)

65.0 65.0

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.1 7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA 14.3

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 40.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - 51.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

42.0 43.8

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 31.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - 83.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

- TBD - 83.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - 18.9

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.8 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Power

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

26.4 26.4

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.66 3.6

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.5 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.4 39.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P255/55HR18 P265/60R18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P255/55HR18 P265/60R18

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 750

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 7500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

5015 5296

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.5 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 - TBD -

Engine

Displacement

3.6L/220 3.0L/182.3

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

280 @ 6200 215 @ 3800

Engine Type

Gas V6 Diesel V6

Fuel System

SDI CDI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

266 @ 2750 398 @ 1600 - 2800

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

14 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

19 24

Transmission

Trans Type

6 7

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- TBD - - TBD -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.87 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.39 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.34 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.56 3.45

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.14 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - - TBD -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.68 0.82

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.17 4.38

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.92

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.73

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Body Style

4 Door SUV 4 Door

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Double Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone w/Spring-Struts

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent 4-Arm Multi-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

4-Link w/Spring-Struts

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