Compare 2017 Audi Q7 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2017 Audi Q7
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 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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AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $115,413 $124,100
GLS GLS 350d 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $62,357 $67,050
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 19 22 $63,891 $68,700
GLS GLS 550 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $87,281 $93,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,570
$115,413
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,000
$124,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$817 / month
$2068 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS gets the first-class upgrade along with its name change—and a Maybach edition is waiting in the wings.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 50.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 40
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 41.2
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 35
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 58.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 38.5
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 38.9
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 66
Length, Overall (in)
199.6 203.2
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 66.8
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 121.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 76.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.6 93.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 14.2
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)
14.8 15.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P295/40ZR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P295/40ZR21
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4696 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 21 X 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 577 @ 5250
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 561 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 13
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 -
Transfer Case Model
- None
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.47
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.47
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 12.6

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