2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2019 Audi Q7

2019 Audi Q7

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs 2019 Audi Q7

2020 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
92.8 cubic feet

Max Cargo Capacity

71.6 cubic feet
7,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

4,400 pounds

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The 2019 Audi Q7 is a quality full-size SUV with a zippy turbo engine. However, drivers in Escondido want more style and performance, and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV delivers! The new GLS SUV is not only more powerful, but it’s also more spacious and has substantially more towing capacity than the Audi Q7. Compare the Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS to learn why the GLS is the better vehicle.

GLS vs. Q7: Cargo Volume & Dimensions

The Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is roomier than the Audi Q7 when it comes to both passenger and cargo space. Both SUVs seat seven people, but when driving around %%target_area_1%% in the Mercedes-Benz GLS, your passengers will have more legroom. Here’s the rundown on cargo space and interior dimensions:

2019 Audi Q7

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

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS

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

GLS vs. Q7: Performance Specs & Towing

The Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS are both top performers in their class, but when you compare the two, you’ll see that the GLS SUV is more powerful. It also has a higher towing capacity. Mercedes-Benz of Escondido wants to help you see how their specs match-up:

  • Engine: The GLS 450 4MATIC® is powered by a 362-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine, while the Audi Q7 2.0T Premium is powered by a 252-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder.
  • Transmission: You’ll enjoy more seamless gear shifts on Escondido roads while behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz GLS, thanks to its 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. The Q7 comes with an 8-speed automatic.
  • Towing Capacity: The Q7 can only tow up to 4,400 pounds. However, the GLS can tows as much as 7,500 pounds.

Test Drive a New GLS at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido!

When comparing the Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS, it’s clear that the GLS wins out as the more powerful and spacious SUV. If you’re in the San Marcos area, contact us to get all of your questions answered or to schedule a test drive. Our experienced team can help you choose the right GLS price and trim level for you. Mercedes-Benz of Escondido is also available for all of your certified service needs.

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