Compare 2011 Audi Q7 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2011 Audi Q7
2011 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 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line 16 22 $55,289 $59,450
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4MATIC 4-Door R 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R-Class 4MATIC 4-Door R 350 15 19 $46,537 $50,240
R-Class 4MATIC 4-Door R 350 BlueTEC 18 24 $48,118 $51,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,849
$46,537
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,450
$50,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$858 / month
$837 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a diesel option and a softer silhouette, the 2011 Audi Q7 does its part to tame the SUV bad-boy image. If you can look beyond the ambiguous shape of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, you'll find it a near-perfect vehicle for the family road trip—especially with the strong, economical BlueTEC diesel engine.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 19 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 60.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 119.9
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
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 203.1
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 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 126.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 85.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 18.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 15.2
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
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 0.6
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 13.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 41.0
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
HL7 NA
Front Tire Size
265/50R19 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
HL7 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
265/50R19 P255/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5567 4949
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 6.5
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 -
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 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 3750 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Diesel V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.73
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.97 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Self-leveling air
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Control arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/stabilizer bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.6 11.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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