Compare 2010 Audi Q7 vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2010 Audi Q7
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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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
$45,849
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,900
$49,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$848 / month
$822 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
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. 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
Highway
25 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 40.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity
7 6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 60.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 119.9
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 203.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 65.3
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 126.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 77.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 65.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 42.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 87.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.10 13 x 0.55
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 13 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 81.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 18.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
265/50R19 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
HL7 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
265/50R19 P255/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
HL7 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5512 4949
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 8.0
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
Displacement
3.0L/181 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 3750 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Diesel V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
TDI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1750 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 19
Transmission
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 3.70
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.92
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Upper/lower control arms
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.6 11.6

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