2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2020 Audi Q7

2020 Audi Q7

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2020 Audi Q7

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS


2020 Audi Q7
3.0L biturbo V6


2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
362 hp


248 hp
9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
17.4 cubic feet

Standard Cargo Capacity

14.8 cubic feet
84.7 cubic feet

Max Cargo Capacity

69.6 cubic feet

Any driver who compares the 2020 Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS is bound to come to the same conclusion. One of these large luxury SUVs has much more to offer drivers near Scottsdale. That’s because the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV wins out on performance and interior volume–two of the most important areas for those who want to bring home a third-row SUV.

Q7 vs. GLS: Performance

If there’s one factor that commands the attention of drivers comparing Mercedes-Benz vs. Audi, it’s performance. Whether you’re interested in driving a base model, or you’re certain that you’d like to upgrade, you’re going to enjoy a more powerful engine if you choose the GLS! Take a closer look at their performance specs:

  • Base Engines: The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 includes a 362-hp 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost. The Audi Q7 base engine only offers 248 hp. At the same time, both engines offer near-identical fuel economy, so you aren’t sacrificing anything for more power.
  • Engine Upgrades: Choosing a higher-end Q7 trim will earn you a more powerful engine with 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, but this engine is less efficient than the base engine in the GLS. For more power, we recommend the GLS 580. The latter includes a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that provides 483 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmissions: Every GLS includes a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. You can only get an 8-speed AT in the Q7, so this choice shouldn’t be a difficult one.

Interior Dimensions & Cargo Room: Q7 or GLS?

Comparing the interiors of the Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS, you’ll notice that both models offer standard seating for seven. However, since the GLS SUV gives you the option to equip six seats instead of seven, it’s the better option for the driver who may want to maximize passenger comfort.

Even if we compare the seven-passenger versions of both models, it’s easy to see where the GLS comes out ahead:

GLS vs. Q7: Legroom

The Audi Q7 offers 41.7 inches, 38.8 inches, and 29.2 inches of legroom, across the first, second and third rows, respectively.

The GLS only offers 40.3 inches of first-row legroom, but with 41.9 inches in the second row and 34.6 inches in the third, every passenger will notice the difference. Take a closer look at the 2020 GLS dimensions if you want to find out where else this SUV shines.

GLS vs. Q7: Cargo Volume

With all rows of seats upright, the GLS offers 17.4 cubic feet of cargo space. The Q7, on the other hand, only manages to provide 14.2 cubic feet.

With the third-row seats laid flat, the difference is even more pronounced; you’ll have 42.7 cubic feet in the GLS or 35.7 cubic feet in the Audi. At maximum, the Q7 can only stow around 69.6 cubic feet. That’s much less than the GLS SUV’s own maximum capacity of 84.7 cubic feet.

Find Your New Mercedes-Benz GLS at Mercedes-Benz of North Scottsdale

Comparing the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. Audi Q7 is a great first step. If you’re ready to take the next one, start exploring our new Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV inventory in Phoenix. We’re easy to reach from anywhere near Fountain Hills, and we’ve even made it easy to shop for a new model online! Find out what we can do for you today.

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