2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi Q7

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi Q7

It’s been said that at the end of your life you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the things you did. While life is all about spending time with family and loved ones, how you spend that time is crucial. Road trips are an undervalued approach to getting to know each other better and cherish memories. What better way to spend your road trip than inside a full-size luxury SUV? This is about getting more out of your ride than simply a spacious interior; with a full-size luxury SUV, you can really experience the road the way it was meant to be. Longtime rival automakers Mercedes-Benz and Audi each have a viable option in the full-size SUV segment that may be of interest to many. Take a look here and see which is better for you as we compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi Q7.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC®


2018 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Plus quattro

$69,550 MSRP $60,400
17 city/22 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 19 city/25 hwy mpg
9 Speed Automatic Transmission 8 Speed Automatic
362 Horsepower 333
369 lb-ft Torque 325 lb-ft
6.5 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
AWD Drivetrain AWD
7 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Optional Front Power Lumbar with Massage Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Performance Specs and Features in the 2018 GLS 450 4MATIC®

You probably expect a little more out of a luxury SUV than the basics, and that’s where the GLS 450 4MATIC® delivers. With greater horsepower and torque, your towing options are that much greater. Pack up extra cargo and hook up the boat, camper, ATVs, or whatever else you want to bring along. The GLS 450 4MATIC® can handle it. The extra transmission speed also gives you a bit of an edge compared to the eight speeds in the Q7, because with more transmission speeds comes smoother gear changes and better top-end fuel efficiency. Keeping the GLS 450 4MATIC® yet another step ahead of the Q7 are features such as an adaptive variable suspension and automatic load-leveling, both unavailable in Audi’s full-size SUV.

Performance isn’t everything though. What about space? The GLS 450 4MATIC® has more of that as well. A lot more, actually. With a spacious 93.8 cubic feet of max cargo volume, it has over 20 more cubic feet than the Q7. That means both more space for passengers as well as a larger area to store all the extra stuff you need for long road trips and vacations.

Once you step inside the GLS 450 4MATIC®, driving as you know it will never be the same. Ready to make the change? Get in touch with the team here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis to check it out or get a head start by scheduling a test drive right here on our website!

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