Compare 2012 Audi Q7 vs 2012 Lexus GX

2012 Audi Q7
2012 Lexus GX
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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 $55,753 $59,950
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX 460 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $48,984 $53,245
GX 460 4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $53,396 $58,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,849
$48,984
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,450
$53,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$858 / month
$887 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it. The 2012 GX 460 is a good pick for those who need the serious towing ability of a body-on-frame SUV, along with the refinement of a Lexus. But gas mileage is dismal, and it has some pretty critical packaging flaws that limit its usefulness.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 141.4
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 29.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 43.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 35.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 189.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 74.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 46.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 91.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 11.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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 - TBD - 13.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 23.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 18.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
265/50R19 265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact 265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
265/50R19 265/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
990 975
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6600 6500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5567 5128
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1750 329 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
225 @ 3750 301 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.97 3.52
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- 2.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Lexus GX 460
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4-Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.6 11.0
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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