Compare 2018 Audi Q7 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2018 Audi Q7
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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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
$65,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,900
$70,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$832 / month
$1175 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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. 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 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 -
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 -
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 67.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 65.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 114.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.5 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 65.1
Length, Overall (in)
199.6 192.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.5 23
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.6 60.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13
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 13.8
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P275/45HR21
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4696 4960
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6394
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 21 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 21 X 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 600
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 385 @ 6100
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.24
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.69
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.69
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 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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