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

2018 Audi Q7
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2018 Lexus GX
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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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
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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
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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.
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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
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 34.1 -
Passenger Capacity
7 7 5
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 35.2 -
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 Hip Room (in)
- 55.2 -
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 56.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 62.4 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 109.8 114.8
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
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
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
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 (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 Size
NA Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA STDTR
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 720
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4696 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6600 6394
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- - 600
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty Regular Duty
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 18 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - 0.72
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
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
Transfer Case Model
- Electronic None
Trans PTO Access
- No No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- 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
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) - Rear
- 3.91 3.69
Axle Type - Front
- Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.91 3.69
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle 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
- -

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