Comparing the Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS? You’re not alone. Many Mclean-area families are ready to fall in love with a large and luxurious German-engineered SUV, but you can only bring one model home. While some of our neighbors might be able to settle for the Audi, no rival could truly measure up against the exceptionally spacious and powerful GLS. Find out exactly what we mean by reading on.
Yes, the Audi Q7 is somewhat more affordable than the Mercedes-Benz GLS. Even so, those who do their research will likely have a hard time feeling satisfied with what the Q7 has to offer. In fact, even if you compare the most expensive Q7 to the base-level GLS 450, you’ll see that the latter gives you so much more to love: Even on the top trim level of the Q7, the following features cost extra wherever they’re available:
Each of these amenities is standard on the GLS 450. What’s more, only the GLS offers heated third-row seats and second-row captain’s chairs as optional upgrades.
The GLS interior seats either six or seven, depending on whether you opt for the second-row captain’s chairs mentioned above. On the other hand, every Audi Q7 seats seven. We think that many drivers in Great Falls and Chantilly will appreciate this extra flexibility, but the GLS isn’t just more flexible. It’s also more spacious in any configuration:
2021 Audi Q7 Dimensions Inside
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS Dimensions Inside
For rear-seated passengers, it’s no contest. Three extra inches of second-row legroom will make longer journeys much more comfortable, and more than five extra inches of third-row legroom makes all the difference in the world. Writing on the 2021 Q7, the experts at Car & Driver point out that the third row is “only for kids.” They’re also less-than-satisfied with the Q7 SUV’s cargo space.
Of course, rear-seated passengers aren’t the only people who are going to prefer the GLS. That’s because the three-row Mercedes-Benz SUV comes standard with a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 engine with EQ Boost. Here’s what you should know about each model’s performance:
There’s no large luxury SUV quite like the Mercedes-Benz GLS. If you’re ready to experience it for yourself, start browsing our virtual showroom and our latest SUV lease and finance specials. We know you’ll find even more to get excited about once you do.