Compare 2018 Audi Q7 vs 2018 Lexus GX vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2018 Audi Q7
X
2018 Lexus GX
X
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
X
Select style
2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium 19 25 $46,408 $49,900
Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 25 $46,408 $49,900
Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
Q7 3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
Select style
GX 460 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX GX 460 4WD 15 18 $47,983 $52,155
GX GX 460 Luxury 4WD 15 18 $58,448 $63,530
GX GX 460 Premium 4WD 15 18 $47,983 $52,155
Select style
AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,408
$47,983
$65,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,900
$52,155
$70,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$832 / month
$869 / month
$1175 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi Q7 delivers exactly what luxury buyers want: room for the whole family and some of the most advanced technology ever fitted to a new car. The Lexus GX 460 pairs scads of off-road hardware with lots of luxury trim, but most drivers will be better off with a crossover. Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 18 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD - -
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 35.2 -
Passenger Capacity
7 7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7 -
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 Hip Room (in)
- 43.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 56.5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 74.2 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 62.4 65.1
Length, Overall (in)
199.6 192.1 192.6
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 74.2 67.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 62.4 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 109.8 114.8
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
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
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 23 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 38.1 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P265/60HR18 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P265/60HR18 P275/45HR21
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA STDTR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 7200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4696 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6600 6394
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 7.5 21 X 11
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- - 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 329 @ 3500 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 4.6 L/281 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 301 @ 5500 385 @ 6100
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
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty Regular Duty
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15 17
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - 0.86
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - 0.72
Drivetrain
All Wheel Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.59 1.00
Trans PTO Access
- No No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No No
Transfer Case Model
- Electronic None
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
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.91 3.69
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.91 3.69
Axle Type - Front
- Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 11.1 9.3
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
- -

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!