Compare 2014 Audi Q7 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs 2014 Porsche Cayenne

2014 Audi Q7
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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2014 Porsche Cayenne
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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
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AWD 4-Door Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Diesel 20 29 N/A $56,600
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Diesel Platinum Edition 20 29 N/A $66,900
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS 15 21 N/A $83,300
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Manual 15 22 N/A $49,600
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 17 23 N/A $63,300
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 16 22 N/A $66,800
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S Hybrid 20 24 N/A $70,900
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 17 23 N/A $52,600
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 15 22 N/A $110,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo S 14 20 N/A $146,000

Pricing

Invoice Price

$49,198
$58,590
$131,220

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$52,900
$63,000
$56,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$882 / month
$1050 / month
$943 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
8.6
8.2

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. Yes, Porsche does make a family car, and this is it; the 2014 Cayenne runs the gamut from sporty errand mule to track-worthy sports SUV, with some interesting green options in between.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 19 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 26 mpg 29 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 4WD - -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

133.2 - -

Third Head Room (in)

35.6 38.9 -

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 40.3 -

Third Shoulder Room (in)

48.6 50.5 -

Second Head Room (in)

39 40 -

Passenger Capacity

7 7 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.1 58.3 -

Front Head Room (in)

39.5 41.2 39.6

Third Leg Room (in)

29.2 35 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 58.5 58.9

Second Leg Room (in)

37.1 38.5 -

Front Hip Room (in)

- - 57.8

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.1 84.3 76.3

Track Width, Front (in)

65 64.8 65.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.1 8.5 8.7

Length, Overall (in)

200.3 201.6 190.8

Height, Overall (in)

68.4 72.8 67.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

66 65.5 65.7

Wheelbase (in)

118.2 121.1 114

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 23.7

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 62.9

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

47.3 52.4 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

10.9 16 23.7

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

48.1 - -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 13.6 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.8 13.8 13.8

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

- 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

26.4 26.4 26.4

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.4 40.7 39

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P265/50HR19 P275/55HR19 P255/55VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

HL7 NA H9M

Front Tire Size

P265/50HR19 P275/55HR19 P255/55VR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

HL7 NA H9M

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 NA 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5500 NA 7716

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

5500 NA 7716

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 NA 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

550 NA 772

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

5567 5467 4795

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- 7165 6283

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8.5 19 X 8.5 18 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8.5 19 X 8.5 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

520 - 450

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

190 180 220

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

- - 450

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

406 @ 1750 455 @ 1600 406 @ 1750

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/181 3.0 L/182 3.0 L/181

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

240 @ 3500 240 @ 3600 240 @ 3500

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6

Fuel System

Diesel Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection

Engine Oil Cooler

- None None

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 22 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 26 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 19 20

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.27 - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.86 1.92 1.86

Trans Type

8 7 8

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.21 1.00 1.21

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 0.73 0.83

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.07 3.42 4.07

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.84 2.86 2.84

Trans Order Code

NA NA G1G

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.44 1.37 1.44

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.82 1.00

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 - 0.69

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.97 4.38 4.97

Trans PTO Access

- No No

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- No No

Transfer Case Model

- None None

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Porsche Cayenne

Body Style

quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC Sport Utility

Body Code

- S S

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link - -

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone - -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

- 3.46 3.27

Axle Type - Rear

- Independent Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

- 3.46 3.27

Axle Type - Front

- Independent Independent

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.9 (Est) 9.7 (Est) 9.2

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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