Compare 2021 Audi Q7 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2021 Audi Q7
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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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
$71,393

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$54,950
$75,950

Monthly Payment Estimate

$916 / month
$1266 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
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 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 19 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 4WD -

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

38.8 41.9

Third Head Room (in)

35.9 38.9

Front Leg Room (in)

41.7 40.3

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Shoulder Room (in)

49.4 50.3

Second Head Room (in)

38.8 40.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.5 58.5

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 39.4

Third Leg Room (in)

29.2 34.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.5 59.3

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.6 66.6

Wheelbase (in)

117.9 123.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.6 77

Track Width, Front (in)

66.1 65.7

Length, Overall (in)

199.3 205

Height, Overall (in)

68.5 71.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 7.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

35.7 42.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

69.6 84.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

14.2 17.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 54.2

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

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 14.8

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

- 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.5 23.8

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

41 39.4

Tires

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P255/55HR19 P275/55HR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P255/55HR19 P275/55HR19

Trailering

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

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4795 5412

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- 7275

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8.5 19 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8.5 19 X 8.5

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 369 @ 1600

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

248 @ 5000 362 @ 5500

Engine Oil Cooler

- None

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 23

Transmission

Trans Order Code

I1 421

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 0.72

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.72 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.00 5.35

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 0.86

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.76 -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 2.25

Trans Type

8 9

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.31 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.48 4.80

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.20 3.24

Trans PTO Access

- No

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- No

Transfer Case Model

- None

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q7 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Body Style

quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC

Body Code

- S

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link -

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

- 3.27

Axle Type - Front

- Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

- 3.27

Axle Type - Rear

- Independent

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.5 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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