2020 gls vs audi q7

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2020 Audi Q7

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is a top luxury vehicle in its class that offers incredible power and lots of interior space. But how does it stack up when you compare it against the Audi Q7? While the new Q7 is a worthy competitor, it can’t compete with everything that the luxury new Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV has to offer. Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati has your Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS comparing to help you see which luxury SUV is the right option for your drives through Blue Ash and Indian Hill.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS


2020 Audi Q7

3.0L inline-6 Turbo with EQ Boost


2.0L 4-Cylinder
362 hp


248 hp
9-Speed Automatic


8-Speed Automatic
40.2 inches

Rear Headroom

35.9 inches
7 (6 optional)

Seating Capacity


Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS: Performance

The Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV and new Audi Q7 both excel when it comes to performance. Still, one vehicle has the edge with more durable engine performance, fuel economy, and better interior features, and that’s the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV.

Let’s take a look at their performance specs:

  • Towing Capacity: The GLS towing capacity reaches 7,700 pounds. The Audi Q7 can also reach 7,700 pounds, but only after purchasing the available towing package.
  • Engine: The GLS 450 4MATIC® gets a 362-hp 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost. The Audi Q7 comes equipped with a 2.0L eight-cylinder engine.
  • Transmission: The GLS boasts a smooth-shifting 9G-TRONIC® nine-speed automatic transmission, offering more gear ratios than the Q7’s eight-speed automatic.

Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS: Interior Dimensions & Cargo Room

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS interior is incredibly spacious and more comfortable than the Audi Q7 in terms of passenger capacity and cargo room. Seating for up to seven people is standard for both models, but you get additional wiggle room inside of the Mercedes-Benz GLS. Compare their cargo space and interior dimensions below:

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Dimensions Inside

  • Front Headroom: 39.4 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 40.2 inches
  • Front Legroom: 40.3 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 41.9 inches
  • Third-Row Legroom:34.6 inches

2020 Audi Q7 Dimensions Inside

  • Front Headroom: 39.9 inches
  • Middle Headroom: 38.8 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 35.9 inches
  • Front Legroom: 41.7 inches
  • Middle Legroom: 38.8 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 29.2 inches

Explore the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV in Cincinnati!

Once you have compared the Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS, we want to get you behind the driver’s seat! It’s time to experience firsthand why the luxury Mercedes-Benz GLS is the chosen SUV for many drivers and families in and around the Montgomery and Sharonville areas. Give us a call if you have any questions or would like to get the process started by scheduling a test drive.

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