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
2.0 TFSI Premium 19 25 $46,408 $49,900
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 25 $46,408 $49,900
3.0 TFSI Premium 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
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4WD GX 460
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD GX 460 15 18 $47,983 $52,155
4WD GX 460 Premium 15 18 $47,983 $52,155
4WD GX 460 Luxury 15 18 $58,448 $63,530
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SUV GLE 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLE 350 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
4MATIC SUV GLE 350 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
4MATIC SUV GLE 550e N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 43 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 43 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
4MATIC SUV AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
4MATIC Coupe AMG GLE 63 S 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,408
$47,983
$48,546
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,900
$52,155
$52,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$832 / month
$869 / month
$870 / 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 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 18 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 34.1 38.4
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 35.2 -
Passenger Capacity
7 7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.7 40.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 54.5 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 40.4 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.3 58.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38 40.4
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 29.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 55.4 58.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 56.5 60.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.2 60.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 109.8 114.8
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 74.2 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 62.4 65.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 74.2 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 62.4 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.6 64.7 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 11.6 38.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 46.7 38.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 41.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 66.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 35.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 12.3 12.8
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 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 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P265/60HR18 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P265/60HR18 P255/50HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 660
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 6600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 6600
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA NA 6600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 660
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4696 - 4650
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6600 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 130 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 329 @ 3500 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 4.6 L/281 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 301 @ 5500 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 18 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.59 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 3.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40 1.92
Trans Type
8 6 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.22 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA 427
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No -
Transfer Case Model
- Electronic -
Trans PTO Access
- No -
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Lexus GX Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Code
- S -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone - Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Rear
- Rigid Axle -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.91 -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.91 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 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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