Silver Mercedes-Benz GLS

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS*

Brown Audi Q7

2019 Audi Q7*

Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. Audi Q7

3.0L biturbo V6


2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
362 hp


252 hp
9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
16 cubic feet

Standard Cargo Capacity

14.8 cubic feet
93.8 cubic feet

Max Cargo Capacity

71.6 cubic feet


The 2019 Audi Q7 is a popular full-size SUV with a potent turbo engine and generous interior space. However, when you compare it to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV, it loses much of its appeal. The new GLS SUV is not only more powerful, but it’s also more spacious in the cargo area and cabin. Compare the Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS to learn more about why the GLS is the better pick for Mclean families!

GLS vs. Q7: Performance & Towing

The Mercedes-Benz GLS and Audi Q7 are both top performers in their segment, but when you compare the two, you’ll find that the GLS SUV offers greater engine power. See how their specs match up below:

  • Engine: The GLS 450 4MATIC® comes with a 362-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine, while the Audi Q7 2.0T Premium gets a 252-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder.
  • Transmission: You’ll enjoy smoother shifting on Great Falls roads behind the wheel of the GLS, thanks to its 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. The Q7 offers fewer gear ratios with an 8-speed automatic.
  • Towing Capacity: At the base level, the Q7 can tow up to 4,400 pounds. With its optional trailer hitch, the GLS tows as much as 7,500 pounds.

GLS vs. Q7: Cargo Space & Interior Dimensions

Compared to the Audi Q7, the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is significantly larger in terms of both passenger and cargo space. While both SUVs seat seven people, you and your passengers will have more breathing room inside the GLS. Here’s a quick look at their cargo space and interior dimensions:

2019 Audi Q7

  • Cargo Volume (All Seats in Place): 14.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Third-Row Seats Folded): 37.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Second-Row Seats Folded): 71.6 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 38.4 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.8 inches

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS

  • Cargo Volume (All Seats in Place): 16 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Third-Row Seats Folded): 49.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Second-Row Seats Folded): 93.8 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 41.2 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 40 inches

Test Drive a New GLS at Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner!

When you compare the 2019 Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS, as well as the GLS vs. BMW X7, the latter emerges as the more powerful and spacious SUV. Contact us to schedule a test drive of the GLC, or explore other SUV comparisons like the GLE vs. BMW X5. Our team can help you choose the right GLS price and trim level and provide the certified service it requires for years to come!

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*2018 models shown
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