Compare 2021 Audi Q8 vs 2020 BMW X6 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2021 Audi Q8
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Premium 55 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q8 Premium 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $64,108 $68,200
Q8 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $64,108 $68,200
Q8 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $64,108 $68,200
RS Q8 4.0 TFSI quattro 13 19 $107,632 $114,500
SQ8 Premium Plus 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 21 $83,848 $89,100
SQ8 Prestige 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 21 $83,848 $89,100
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M50i Sports Activity Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X6 M50i Sports Activity Coupe 16 22 $80,155 $85,650
X6 sDrive40i Sports Activity Coupe 21 26 $60,300 $64,300
X6 xDrive40i Sports Activity Coupe 20 26 $62,440 $66,600
X6 M Competition Sports Activity Coupe 13 18 $109,870 $117,600
X6 M Sports Activity Coupe 13 18 $101,500 $108,600
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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
$64,108
$80,155
$71,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$68,200
$85,650
$76,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1137 / month
$1428 / month
$1275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.6
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi Q8 is an expansive–and expensive–full-size luxury crossover that doesn’t cut corners, it carves them. The 2020 BMW X6 is the humpback version of the X5. 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
18 mpg 16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 - 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 - 58.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 - 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 - 59.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 - -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 60.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 60
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 78.9 79.3
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 - 66.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
196.6 194.8 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.2 66.3 67.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 - 67.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 117.1 115.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.7 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
30.5 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.5 - -
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.8 14.4 15.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 13.6 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22.4 22.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.6 - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258 R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/50HR20 P275/45HR20 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258 R02
Front Tire Size
P275/50HR20 P275/45HR20 P275/45HR21
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
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6471 - -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5115 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 20 X 9 21 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 20 X 9 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
380 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 210 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty - -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 2800 553 @ 1800 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 4.4 L/268 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5700 523 @ 5500 429 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22 23
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 5.50 5.35
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.48 4.00 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.52 3.24
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.15 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi Q8 BMW X6 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Body Code
S - -
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Coupe 4MATIC Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent - -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent - -
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
8.9 10.0 8.9
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard SUV 4WD Standard 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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2021 Audi Q8
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  • Finance: From 0.99% APR for 60 months
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
  • 2021 GLE-Class on sale
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