Compare 2020 Audi Q8 vs 2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2020 Audi Q8
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2020 BMW X5
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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 21 $64,108 $68,200
Q8 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 17 21 $64,108 $68,200
Q8 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 17 21 $64,108 $68,200
RS Q8 4.0 TFSI quattro 13 19 $106,220 $113,000
SQ8 Premium Plus 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 21 $83,660 $89,000
SQ8 Prestige 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 21 $83,660 $89,000
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M50i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 M50i Sports Activity Vehicle 16 22 $76,900 $82,150
X5 sDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 26 $55,275 $58,900
X5 xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 20 26 $57,415 $61,200
X5 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 16 22 $71,320 $76,150
X5 M Competition Sports Activity Vehicle 13 18 $106,615 $114,100
X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle 13 18 $98,245 $105,100
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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

$64,108
$76,900
$53,345

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$68,200
$82,150
$56,750

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1137 / month
$1369 / month
$946 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
7.2
7.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2020 Audi Q8 is a comfortable full-size crossover that has few rivals among luxury rides. The 2020 BMW X5 is a big SUV on a big budget that does nearly everything great. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class delivers no-compromise crossover SUV comfort and luxury.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

21 mpg 22 mpg 26 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.5 60 59.3

Second Leg Room (in)

40.2 37.4 40.9

Front Leg Room (in)

41.6 39.8 40.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 38.7 39.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.5 58.1 58.3

Front Head Room (in)

37.1 40.7 40.5

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.8 - 7.1

Length, Overall (in)

196.6 194.3 194.3

Height, Overall (in)

67.2 68.7 70.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.6 66.9 66.4

Wheelbase (in)

117.9 117.1 117.9

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.5 78.9 76.7

Track Width, Front (in)

66.1 67.1 65.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

30.5 33.9 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

60.7 72.3 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

30.5 33.9 -

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 NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

4-Wheel - -

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.8 - 13

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA - NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.8 - 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.5 21.9 22.5

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

43.6 41.7 39.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P275/50HR20 P275/45HR20 P255/50HR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P275/50HR20 P275/45HR20 P255/50HR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA 7700

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

NA NA 7700

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA 770

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

5004 5260 4696

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6471 - -

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

20 X 9 20 X 9 19 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 X 9 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 553 @ 1800 273 @ 1800

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 4.4 L/268 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

335 @ 5700 523 @ 5500 255 @ 5800

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Engine Oil Cooler

Regular Duty - -

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 18 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

21 22 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 16 19

Transmission

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 0.64 0.72

Trans PTO Access

No - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 2.20 2.25

Trans Type

8 8 9

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No - -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.31 1.32 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 0.82 0.86

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.48 4.00 4.80

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.20 3.52 3.24

Trans Order Code

X2 2TB 421

Transfer Case Model

None - -

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 5.50 5.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- 3.15 3.69

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q8 BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Body Code

S - -

Body Style

quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle 4MATIC

Suspension

Axle Type - Rear

Independent - -

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Axle Type - Front

Independent - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

- Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

- Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Emissions

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

9.9 10.0 8.0

Vehicle

EPA Classification

- Standard SUV 4WD 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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