The 2018 Audi Q7 vs The 2018 Mercedes-Bens GLS Class

You'd like to think of yourself as someone of considerable taste and style, so you're looking for a new SUV that can offer you the best of both. Well, fortunately, we have exactly what you're looking for here at Audi Greenville with the 2018 Audi Q7! One of our highest-performing and spacious SUVs, the Audi Q7 has everything you need either for a leisurely solo drive to Winterville or a family vacation someplace further away, thanks to its safety, entertainment technology and safety features. However, in order to better help you research this model and others like it, we here at Audi Greenville are prepared to put this luxury SUV side-by-side with another well-known luxury SUV of its class so you can make an informed decision as to which one is right for you: the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class.


People don't tend to associate luxury SUVs with efficiency or fuel savings, but the Audi Q7 is not your typical SUV and has a bit more to offer where fuel savings are concerned. The inline four-cylinder engine of the Audi Q7 is capable of an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway whereas the Mercedes-Benz GLS Class SUV and its V6 engine gains an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon in the city and 19 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Audi Q7 also produces a little less carbon dioxide as it drives from New Bern to Greenville, producing 8.4 tons of CO2 at 15,000 miles a year, versus the 9.4 tons of CO2 that the Mercedes-Benz GLS Class produces at the same rate.



While both of these luxury SUV models feature a great deal of popular driver-assistive technologies to keep you focused on the road ahead, the Audi Q7 has a lot more durability and safety to offer for you and your family. The Audi Q7 includes a reinforced exterior that earned it a five-star Overall Rating in crash test efficacy from the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA), as well as the highest "Superior" rating in Front Crash Prevention by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Audi Q7 also includes the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) System which is lacking from the Mercedes-Benz GLS Class. The Mercedes-Benz GLS Class also has no ratings from the NHTSA or IIHS.


Once again, both SUVs have a lot to offer in terms of high-tech, convenient amenities. However, the Audi Q7 gives you a lot more technology for a lower price, even if you choose the base trim level. Such technological amenities include a 10-speaker audio system, tri-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and power heated exterior mirrors. All of these features either have to be upgraded with a higher trim level, on the Mercedes-Benz GLS Class or are absent entirely.

It should also be noted that the Audi A7 has a lot more comfort available for less thanks to its premium leather upholstery standard in all trim levels. The Mercedes-Benz GLS Class, by contrast, features MB-Tex imitation leather seating with a little less second row head and leg room to offer.

Test Drive One Today!

It can be tough to finally decide on which SUV is right for you, but if you're looking for the safer and more user-friendly SUV model with just the right amount of efficiency and style, the Audi Q7 has your back! Best of all, this luxury SUV begins at $46,408, over $18,000 less than the $64,482 starting price of the Mercedes-Benz GLS Class. Come test drive one for yourself here at Audi Greenville today! If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a test drive over the phone, don't hesitate to give our sales team a call at (888) 804-3061. See you soon!

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