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Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class vs 2018 Audi Q7

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2018 Audi Q7
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AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupe 17 22 $65,565 $70,500
GLE AMG GLE 43 4MATIC SUV 17 23 $63,008 $67,750
GLE AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $95,372 $102,550
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 14 18 $104,030 $111,860
GLE AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $102,021 $109,700
GLE GLE 350 4MATIC SUV 18 22 $50,871 $54,700
GLE GLE 350 SUV 18 23 $48,546 $52,200
GLE GLE 550e 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $62,031 $66,700
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium 19 25 $46,408 $49,900
Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 25 $46,408 $49,900
Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
Q7 3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 25 $52,452 $56,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,565
$46,408
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$70,500
$49,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1175 / month
$832 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Performance, plug-in, or pedestrian: there’s a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE for almost every luxury-SUV buyer. The 2018 Audi Q7 delivers exactly what luxury buyers want: room for the whole family and some of the most advanced technology ever fitted to a new car.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 59.5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 38.8
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.5
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 68.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.9 66.6
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 117.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 77.5
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 66.1
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 199.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23 14.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.7 71.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.8
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)
13.8 14.8
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 22.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 40.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P315/40HR21 P255/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Front Tire Size
P275/45HR21 P255/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7200 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6394 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4696
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 10 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 11 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 380
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
384 @ 2500 273 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/121
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6100 252 @ 5000
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
None -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.11
Trans Type
9 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.14
Trans Order Code
421 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.50
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLE Audi Q7
Body Code
S -
Body Style
4MATIC quattro Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.69 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.69 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.4
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 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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