Specs at a Glance

2018 Audi Q7

2018 Audi Q7

Front Leg Room

  41.7 in.

City MPG

  19 *

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Front Leg Room

  40.4 in.

City MPG


2018 Audi Q7 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

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The 2018 Audi Q7 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE are luxury vehicles that have a reputation for quality performance and sleek exterior styling. Each car model boasts advanced features, making them two of the top SUVs in their class. When you're looking to own a new vehicle, there are a few features to compare between the cars.


Although the performance is often dialed back on SUVs that have third-row seating, the 2018 Audi Q7 doesn't compromise with the amount of power that is packed under the hood. The vehicle has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder base engine that offers 252 horsepower. The engine is enthusiastic with above-average fuel economy. It also gets excellent reviews for its handling and braking, which is exceptional due to its well-weighted steering, well-damped body motions, and firm brake pedal.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE drives like an SUV, which affects its performance and makes it challenging to drive on curvy roads compared to the driving experience of the Q7. It offers adequate acceleration, but the engine can feel sluggish at times. The handling and braking are also inadequate for its class because the GLE feels soft and steering that feels numb.

Interior Features

The interior of the 2018 Audi Q7 features premium materials that contribute to the value of the car. The vehicle is open and spacious with plenty of leg- and headroom available for taller passengers who sit in the second or third row. The automaker is generous with the number of features that are included, which offers convenience and efficiency. The SUV comes standard with a rearview camera, HD radio, an infotainment system with a seven-inch display, a panoramic sunroof, push-button start, a 10-speaker audio system, a proximity key, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and front and rear parking sensors. The car has everything you could expect to come standard in a luxury vehicle without having to pay more for the features.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE has a posh interior that is sleek and modern. Unfortunately, it has limited cargo space that is available, which can make it challenging to travel with luggage or larger items. The cabin is roomy and spacious with features that include a USB port, Bluetooth, push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Consumer Reviews

Many consumers favor the 2018 Audi Q7 for driving like a dream due to its ability to absorb bumps and potholes on the road. The technological features are superb and offer a significant amount of convenience to the driver. The ride is also relaxing and quiet in the cabin with a high level of insulation provided. The safety features included compensate for mistakes made by the driver and reduce the risk of a collision for improved driver confidence.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE doesn't offer as many tech features as some drivers desire despite its price tag. The car also doesn't ride comfortably or make it easy to feel in control of the SUV. Fortunately, the spacious cabin is ideal when taking long drives and the front seats can be adjusted multiple ways with settings that are configured and are stored in the car's memory.

If you want to learn more about how the 2018 Audi Q7 compares to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE, contact us to speak to one of our representatives. You can also schedule a test drive at our dealership and explore our extensive inventory of vehicles.

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