Compare 2018 Audi Q7 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2018 Audi Q7
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 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 GLS 63 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV 13 18 $116,529 $125,300
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 17 22 $64,682 $69,550
GLS GLS 550 4MATIC SUV 14 19 $88,304 $94,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,408
$116,529
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,900
$125,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$832 / month
$2088 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
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 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS takes an old-school tack to modern-SUV design, and it works.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 18 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
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
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 66
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 1 (in)
- 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 52.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35.1
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P295/40ZR21
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/60HR18 P295/40ZR21
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4696 -
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
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
Displacement
2.0 L/121 5.5 L/333
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 13
Transmission
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 All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
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
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.47
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.47
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 11.8
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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