Compare 2021 Audi Q7 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2021 Audi Q7
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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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AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 53 4MATIC Coupe 18 23 $71,910 $76,500
GLE AMG GLE 53 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $68,009 $72,350
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 15 19 $109,040 $116,000
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 15 19 $107,113 $113,950
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 19 26 $53,815 $57,250
GLE GLE 350 SUV 19 26 $51,465 $54,750
GLE GLE 450 4MATIC SUV 21 26 $58,750 $62,500
GLE GLE 580 4MATIC SUV 17 22 $74,166 $78,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,653
$71,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,950
$76,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$916 / month
$1275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.3
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 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a no-compromise SUV with excellent performance, a spacious interior, and tons of style.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 -
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 -
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.2
Third Leg Room (in)
29.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 59.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 60.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 60
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 67.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 115.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.6 79.3
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 66.2
Length, Overall (in)
199.3 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 67.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 44.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 68
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.6
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)
13.8 15.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR19 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR19 P275/45HR21
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4795 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 21 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5000 429 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Trans Order Code
I1 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.9
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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