Compare 2019 Audi Q8 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2019 Audi Q8
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
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Premium 55 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q8 Premium 55 TFSI quattro 17 22 $63,356 $67,400
Q8 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 17 22 $63,356 $67,400
Q8 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 17 22 $63,356 $67,400
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GLE 350 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 19 26 $53,345 $56,750
GLE GLE 350 SUV 19 26 $50,995 $54,250
GLE GLE 450 4MATIC SUV 19 24 $58,045 $61,750
GLE GLE 580 4MATIC SUV 17 21 $72,944 $77,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$63,356
$53,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$67,400
$56,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1123 / month
$946 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Audi Q8 four-seat luxury crossover is the logical answer to: “What’s the first thing you’ll do when you don’t have to pay for the kids to go to college anymore?” The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 59.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 40.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 7.1
Length, Overall (in)
196.6 194.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.2 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 66.4
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 117.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 65.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 67.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 35
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 13
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.5 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/50HR20 P255/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/50HR20 P255/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 770
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5004 4696
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6471 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 19 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
380 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 2800 273 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5700 255 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 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)
4.71 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q8 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Code
S -
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.0
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Small SUV 4WD
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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