Compare 2010 Audi Q7 vs 2010 Cadillac Escalade vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2010 Audi Q7
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2010 Cadillac Escalade
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2010 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,337 $50,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,337 $50,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,337 $50,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $43,617 $46,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium Plus 14 19 $43,617 $46,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L Prestige 14 19 $43,617 $46,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 4.2L Prestige 13 18 $56,730 $61,000
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Base 14 20 $58,432 $62,495
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 20 $64,150 $68,610
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 20 $76,319 $81,625
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium 14 20 $66,385 $71,000
Escalade AWD 4-Door Base 13 20 $60,817 $65,045
Escalade AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 20 $66,534 $71,160
Escalade AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 20 $78,656 $84,125
Escalade AWD 4-Door Premium 13 20 $68,769 $73,550
Escalade Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 21 22 $68,652 $73,425
Escalade Hybrid 2WD 4-Door Platinum 21 22 $79,685 $85,225
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door N/A N/A $71,036 $75,975
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Platinum N/A N/A $82,022 $87,725
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4MATIC 4-Door R 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R-Class 4MATIC 4-Door R 350 14 19 $45,849 $49,300
R-Class 4MATIC 4-Door R 350 BlueTEC 18 24 $47,244 $50,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,337
$58,432
$45,849
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,900
$62,495
$49,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$848 / month
$1042 / month
$822 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi Q7 tames the SUV bad-boy image with subtler looks, diesel fuel economy, and good on-road performance. The 2010 Escalade Hybrid provides performance, functionality, and luxury, but uses far less fuel. You wanted a Mercedes minivan? The 2010 R-Class crossover is as close as you'll get, down to the driving feel.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 64.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 39.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 41.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 65.3 60.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 - 119.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 39.2 40.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 65.2 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity
7 7 6
Third Leg Room (in)
- 25.6 NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- 49.1 NA
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.9 NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.7 NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 - 65.3
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 116.0 126.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 79.0 77.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 - 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 - 203.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 75.9 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9 -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- 21.8 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.6 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 202.5 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 9 -
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- 21.8 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 60.3 42.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 87.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 108.9 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.9 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 44.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD - -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.34 13.0 x 1.2 13 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.10 13.5 x 0.8 13 x 0.55
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA -
Fuel Tank Location
- NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 - 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 39.0 81.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.8 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS NA
Rear Tire Size
265/50R19 P265/65R18 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
HL7 QXK NA
Front Tire Size
265/50R19 P265/65R18 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/70R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
HL7 QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD - -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD - -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 8300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 1245 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5512 - 4949
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3550 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2809 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3250 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2717 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 14000 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 160 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA -
Engine
Engine Type
Diesel V6 Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
TDI Electronic Fuel Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1750 417 @ 4300 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA L94 NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 6.2L/376 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 3750 403 @ 5700 268 @ 6000
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14 14
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.36 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA MYC NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 - 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.03 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.53 1.92
Trans Type
6 6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.06 3.42, 2.23
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA - TBD -
Trans PTO Access
- NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA 1.00
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA -
Trans Power Take Off
- NA -
Transfer Case Model
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Body Code
- NA -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 46 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Indep torsion bar Upper/lower control arms
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone - w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.41 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-link coil springs 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link - w/Stabilizer Bar
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3250 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3925 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.6 11.6 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4 3
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type
- Swing-out -

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