Compare 2022 Audi Q7 vs 2021 BMW X7 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 20 25 $52,452 $55,800
Q7 Premium 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $57,528 $61,200
Q7 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 20 25 $52,452 $55,800
Q7 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $57,528 $61,200
Q7 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $57,528 $61,200
SQ7 Premium Plus 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 21 $81,311 $86,500
SQ7 Prestige 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 21 $81,311 $86,500
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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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AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $124,174 $132,100
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 20 24 $71,440 $76,000
GLS GLS 580 4MATIC SUV 16 21 $92,919 $98,850
GLS Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC SUV 15 19 $150,870 $160,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,452
$131,910
$124,174
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,800
$141,300
$132,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$930 / month
$2355 / month
$2202 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Audi Q7 puts seven seats into the family-wagon fast lane. The 2021 BMW X7 doesn’t compromise roominess, comfort, performance, or price. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class manages to feel worth every dollar the automaker charges for its sublime ride, luxurious interior, and prodigious power.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD - -
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 47.9 50.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 39.9 40.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 67 67.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 122.2 123.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.6 78.7 79.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 66.2 67.1
Length, Overall (in)
199.3 203.3 206.4
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 70.7 70.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.2 12.8 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 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 15.7 14.5
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 15.5 15.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.9 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41 42.8 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258 R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR19 P285/45YR21 P315/45YR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258 R01
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR19 P285/45YR21 P275/50YR21
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 5950 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4795 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7319 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 21 X 9.5 21 X 11.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 21 X 9.5 21 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 590 @ 2000 627 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 4.4 L/268 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5000 612 @ 5500 603 @ 5750
Engine Oil Cooler
- None None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 21 18
Transmission
Trans Order Code
I1 2TB NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.64 0.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 5.00 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.82 0.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.14 2.25
Trans Type
8 8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.31 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.48 3.48 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.20 3.24
Transfer Case Model
- None None
Trans PTO Access
- No No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No No
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 BMW X7 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC+
Body Code
- S S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link - -
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.38 -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.38 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 10.5 11.1
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