Comparison: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2021 Audi Q7

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If you’re searching for your next large luxury SUV, chances are Mercedes-Benz and Audi are among your top choices. Both luxury brands are worthy contenders offering advanced safety & technology features and an impressive interior & exterior appearance. Given a closer look, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS and the 2021 Audi Q7 are uniquely different. Here, you’ll find a complete comparison guide to help you determine which luxury SUV meets your requirements.

Price and Performance

If you’re looking for more horsepower, a more powerful engine, and better fuel economy, the GLS will meet your needs. While the GLS is more expensive than the Q7, you’ll find throughout this guide that the GLS offers much, much more to drivers looking for the ultimate luxury SUV. After all, the GLS is known as “The S-Class of SUVs.”

Mercedes-Benz GLS

MSRP | Starting at $76,000
Engine | 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost
Horsepower | 362 hp
Acceleration | 0-60 mph in 5.9 sec
MPG | City MPG  20| Hwy MPG 24

Audi Q7

MSRP | Starting at $54,950 (Premium 45 TFSI quattro)
Engine |2.0-liter four-cylinder
Horsepower | 248 hp
Acceleration | 0-60 mph in 6.9 sec
MPG | City MPG 19  | Hwy MPG 23

Size & Dimensions

Both the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 and the Audi Q7 can accommodate seating for up to seven passengers; however, the GLS offers more cargo space and legroom for passengers in the second row & third row providing a comfortable, spacious cabin.

Mercedes-Benz GLS

Length | 205.0″
Height | 71.8
2nd-row legroom |41.9 in
3rd-row legroom |34.6 in
Cargo Capacity (behind 3rd row) |17.4 cu ft

Audi Q7

Length | 199.3″
Height | 68.5
2nd-row legroom | 38.8 in
3rd-row legroom | 29.2 in
Cargo Capacity (behind 3rd row)| 14.2 cu ft

Standard Features

When it comes to standard features, the GLS 450 outshines the Audi Q7! If you choose Audi, you’ll be missing out on Apple Carplay/Android Auto (seriously), a personal virtual assistant (MBUX), several safety features, and more. We’re confident once you take a drive in the GLS, you’ll be amazed.

Mercedes-Benz GLS

  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats & 4-Zone Climate Control
  • Enhanced Alarm System with Parking Damage Detection
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with Voice Control “Hey Mercedes”
  • Inductive Wireless Phone Charging
  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Apply CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Active Parking Assist w/ Surround View Camera
  • Pre-Safe System, including Pre-Safe Sound

Audi Q7

  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Audi pre sense front
  • Audi drive select
  • Audi connect CARE assistance & security services (limited time subscription)
  • LED Headlights and taillamps with dynamic indicators

Interior comparison of the Mercedes-Benz GLS & the Audi Q7

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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS or the Audi Q7?

Experience luxury to the fullest. Check out the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 & schedule your drive today!

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