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Compare 2014 Audi Q7 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2014 Audi Q7
2014 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 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $44,362 $47,700
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $44,362 $47,700
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line Prestige 16 22 $56,638 $60,900
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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 19 26 $58,590 $63,000
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 14 19 $60,032 $64,550
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $82,398 $88,600
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 AMG 13 17 $109,889 $118,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,198
$58,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,900
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$882 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
There's much to love about the 2014 Audi Q7 and few if any failings; it does everything a three-row crossover vehicle should do, with great elegance and sophistication—and skips the faux-rugged nonsense. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
48.6 50.5
Second Head Room (in)
39 40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 41.2
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 35
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 84.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 201.6
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
66 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 121.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
80.2 84.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
22.2 19.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
47.3 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.9 16
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.1 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50HR19 P275/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
HL7 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50HR19 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HL7 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5567 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7165
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1750 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/181 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 3500 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.97 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
- None
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.46
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.46
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.9 (Est) 9.7 (Est)
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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