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Compare 2021 Audi Q8 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

2021 Audi Q8
2021 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 N/A $68,200
Q8 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 17 21 N/A $68,200
Q8 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 17 21 N/A $68,200
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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 SUV N/A N/A $107,113 $113,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$71,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$68,200
$76,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1137 / month
$1275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 60
Front Hip Room (in)
- 60.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.1 66.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
196.6 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.2 67.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.6 67.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 115.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 79.3
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)
- 44.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 68
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.8 15.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.6 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/50HR20 P315/40HR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P275/50HR20 P275/45HR21
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
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 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 21 X 11
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
380 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 2800 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5700 429 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 (2020) 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 (2020) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (2020) 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.35
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.24
Trans Order Code
X2 421
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Code
S -
Body Style
quattro Sport Utility 4MATIC Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Audi Q8 Mercedes-Benz GLE
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.9 (2020) 8.9
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
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