Compare 2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 BMW X7 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 19 23 $51,653 $54,950
Q7 Premium 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $57,152 $60,800
Q7 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 19 23 $51,653 $54,950
Q7 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $57,152 $60,800
Q7 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $57,152 $60,800
SQ7 Premium Plus 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 21 $79,900 $85,000
SQ7 Prestige 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 21 $79,900 $85,000
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ALPINA XB7 Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X7 ALPINA XB7 Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $131,910 $141,300
X7 M50i Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $93,315 $99,800
X7 xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 19 24 $70,155 $74,900
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GLS 450 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 19 23 $71,393 $75,950
GLS GLS 580 4MATIC SUV 16 21 $92,872 $98,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,653
$131,910
$71,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,950
$141,300
$75,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$916 / month
$2355 / month
$1266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi Q7 three-row SUV features more standard safety and convenience features, an excellent infotainment system, and a soft, luxurious ride. The 2021 BMW X7 doesn’t compromise roominess, comfort, performance, or price. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.1 58.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.9 39.4
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 33.3 34.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 60 59.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 37.6 41.9
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 36.6 38.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 39.8 40.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 47.9 50.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 39.9 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
199.3 203.3 205
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 70.7 71.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 67 66.6
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 122.2 123.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.6 78.7 77
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 66.2 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.2 12.8 17.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.7 48.6 42.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.6 90.4 84.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 34.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 79.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - 22.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 54.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 15.5 14.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 15.7 13.6
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.9 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41 42.8 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR19 P285/45YR21 P275/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR19 P285/45YR21 P275/55HR19
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 5950 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 595 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5950 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4795 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7319 7275
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 21 X 9.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 21 X 9.5 19 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5000 612 @ 5500 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 590 @ 2000 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 4.4 L/268 3.0 L/183
Engine Oil Cooler
- None None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15 19
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.31 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.48 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.20 3.24
Trans Order Code
I1 2TB 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.64 0.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.00 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82 0.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.14 2.25
Trans Type
8 8 9
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No No
Transfer Case Model
- None None
Trans PTO Access
- No No
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 BMW X7 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
- S S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.38 3.27
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.38 3.27
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 10.5 8.5
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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  • Lease: From $969/month (2020)
  • Financing: 2.99% for 36 mo. (2020)
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