Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Audi Q7


  • The Mercedes-Benz  GLE features a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that's good for up to 302 horsepower.
  • The Audi Q7's standard turbocharged 2.0 -liter engine only manages to eke out 252 horsepower.
  • Want a bit more excitement out of your daily drives around Plattsburgh, NY? You can enjoy a markedly more engaging driving experience with the Mercedes-Benz GLE thanks to its standard rear-wheel drive. Of course, if you're looking for uncompromising confidence and control for wintertime driving, the Mercedes-Benz GLE can also be outfitted with the outstanding Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system as well.
  • If you choose the Audi Q7, then Audi quattro® all-wheel drive is your only option, which makes it safe and sensible for driving in inclement weather, but also utterly underwhelming.

2018 Audi Q7


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Hybrid Availability

  • In the market for a luxury hybrid? Opt for the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e and you can enjoy a spacious, sophisticated vehicle with plug-in hybrid capabilities, capable of churning out up to 436 horsepower while still returning up to 50 MPGe.
  • There is no plug-in hybrid option available for the Audi Q7.
  • Interior

  • Finding the perfect driving position is all too easy with the Mercedes-Benz GLE, since it offers astandard 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with four-way power lumbar adjustment and memory settings.
  • On the other hand, the Audi Q7 only has a standard eight-way power adjustable driver's seat.
  • Love to get away from Williston from time to time for longer road trips? If so, you'll find much more luggage room available in the Mercedes-Benz GLE, as it tops out at 80.3 cubic-feet of cargo space.
  • The Audi Q7 tops out at just 71.6 cubic-feet of cargo space, making it interior feel more cramped overall.

    Audi Q7 Interior


    Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior


  • If you're like many Essex, VT drivers, you're looking for a luxury SUV that provides a feeling of safety and security for you and your family while out on the road. Fortunately, a suite of innovative safety features like lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is well-equipped to do just that. In fact, it even earned the coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick award in 2018.
  • While the Audi Q7 has a number of available safety systems similar to those of the Mercedes-Benz GLE, it did not make the cut for the same IIHS Top Safety Pick award.
  • Visit our Mercedes-Benz showroom in Shelburne to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz GLE today!

    The Automaster

    3328 Shelburne Rd
    Directions Shelburne, VT 05482

    • Sales: 802-985-8411
    • Service: 802-635-5720

    It's clear that when you compare the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Audi Q7 head to head, the Mercedes-Benz GLE comes out on top. So, if you'd like to learn a bit more about this outstanding luxury SUV, feel free to pay us a visit at The Automaster in Shelburne to take the Mercedes-Benz GLE for a test drive at your earliest convenience.

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