Compare 2010 Audi Q7 vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2010 Audi Q7
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL 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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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 23 $55,754 $59,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 17 $56,684 $60,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $77,050 $82,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,337
$55,754
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,900
$59,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$848 / month
$999 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.0
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 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class' nimble ride and elegant cabin charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 143.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 34.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 72.4
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 76.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 18.9
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
Brakes
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 1.10 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.34 14.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
HL7 NA
Front Tire Size
265/50R19 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
HL7 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
265/50R19 P275/50R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 7500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5512 5423
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1750 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 3750 210 @ 3800
Engine Type
Diesel V6 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
TDI Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
4 Door SUV Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Four-link w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link Adaptive air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double control-arm w/stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Adaptive air
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.6 11.1

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