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 Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD - -
Interior Dimensions
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 5
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 -
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 38.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
133.2 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66 65.5 65.7
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
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 121.1 114
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 72.8 67.4
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 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.6 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26.4 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 40.7 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 NA 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5500 NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 NA 772
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
550 NA 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 NA 7716
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5567 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7165 6283
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front 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 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
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
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.00 1.21
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 - 0.69
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73 0.83
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.97 4.38 4.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 1.92 1.86
Trans Type
8 7 8
Trans PTO Access
- No No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No No
Transfer Case Model
- None None
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Porsche Cayenne
Body Code
- S S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Front
- Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.46 3.27
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.46 3.27
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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