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Mercedes-Benz GLS vs Audi Q7

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS


2019 Audi Q7
3.0L biturbo V6


2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
362 hp


252 hp
9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
16 cubic feet

Standard Cargo Capacity

14.8 cubic feet
93.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Capacity

71.6 cubic feet

Upon first glance, the 2019 Audi Q7 is a full-size SUV that features a strong turbo engine and generous interior space. However, when you compare it to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV, it loses much of its appeal. The new GLS SUV not only dominates the Audi Q7 in power, but also delivers more interior space. See how the Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS stack up as we deep dive into both models below!

GLS vs. Q7: Performance & Towing Capacities

Neither is a slouch in performance, but when you explore the performance specs of the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Audi Q7, you’ll find that the GLS SUV offers greater engine power. Compare their specs below:


  • Engine: A 362-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine comes standard on the GLS, while the Audi Q7 2.0T Premium sports a 252-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder.
  • Transmission: Thanks to the 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission in the GLS, you’ll enjoy additional gears and smoother performance. The Q7 offers fewer gear ratios with an 8-speed automatic.
  • Towing Capacity: With its optional trailer hitch, the GLS tows as much as 7,500 pounds. Meanwhile, the less powerful base Audi Q7 towing capacity tops out at 4,400 pounds.

GLS vs. Q7: Interior Dimensions

If you need to make the most of your passenger and cargo space, you’ll find the Audi Q7 lacking in both. Despite both vehicles offering seating for seven, the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is significantly larger in terms of both passenger and cargo space. Here’s a quick look at their cargo space and interior dimensions:

2019 Audi Q7 Measurements:

  • Cargo Volume (All Seats in Place): 14.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Third-Row Seats Folded): 37.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Second-Row Seats Folded): 71.6 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 38.4 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.8 inches

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Measurements:

  • Cargo Volume (All Seats in Place): 16 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Third-Row Seats Folded): 49.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Second-Row Seats Folded): 93.8 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 41.2 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 40 inches

Test Drive a 2019 GLS at Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton!

When you match the 2019 Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS, the latter emerges as the more spacious and powerful SUV. Discover the other exciting features of the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV when you schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Beaverton! We have plenty of options for Mercedes-Benz GLS leasing and financing to choose from!

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