Compare 2017 Audi Q7 vs 2017 Lexus GX vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2017 Audi Q7
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2017 Lexus GX
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium 20 25 $45,570 $49,000
Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 20 25 $45,570 $49,000
Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium 19 25 $51,616 $55,500
Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 25 $51,616 $55,500
Q7 3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 25 $51,616 $55,500
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GX 460 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX GX 460 4WD 15 18 $47,547 $51,680
GX GX 460 Luxury 4WD 15 18 $58,311 $63,380
GX GX 460 Premium 4WD 15 18 $47,547 $51,680
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 23 $64,775 $69,650
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $62,450 $67,150
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $94,572 $101,690
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $102,905 $110,650
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $101,221 $108,840
GLE GLE 300d 4MATIC SUV 22 29 $49,662 $53,400
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 23 $50,685 $54,500
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,360 $52,000
GLE GLE 400 4MATIC SUV 18 23 $61,055 $65,650
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $61,659 $66,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,570
$47,547
$64,775
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,000
$51,680
$69,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$817 / month
$861 / month
$1161 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi Q7 gets a rakish new sport-wagon look, a finely detailed, tech-savvy interior, and serious chassis advancements underneath—including a dramatic weight loss, available rear-wheel steering, and a plug-in hybrid version. For an old-school SUV, the Lexus GX acquits itself quite well. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pared down its powertrains to gas only or a plug-in hybrid, although it still has plenty of stops in between for luxury buyers.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 18 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD - -
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 54.5 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 40.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.3 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38 -
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 29.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 55.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 34.1 -
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 35.2 -
Passenger Capacity
7 7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 56.5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.2 -
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 62.4 65.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 74.2 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 62.4 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 109.8 114.8
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 74.2 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 46.7 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.6 64.7 60.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 11.6 23
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.8 13.3 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)
13.8 12.3 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)
22.5 23 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 38.1 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P265/60HR18 P315/40WR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA R02
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P265/60HR18 P275/45WR21
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA NA 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 720
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4696 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6600 6350
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 7.5 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 7.5 21 X 11
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- - 600
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 4.6 L/281 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 301 @ 5500 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 329 @ 3500 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 15 17
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.72 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.22 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA NA 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.59 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40 2.25
Trans Type
8 6 9
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No No
Transfer Case Model
- Electronic None
Trans PTO Access
- No No
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Lexus GX Mercedes-Benz GLE
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 - Rear
- Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.91 3.69
Axle Type - Front
- Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.91 3.69
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 11.1 8.8
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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