2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 3-Row SUV Comparison in Columbus, OH

Mercedes-Benz simply doesn't offer a practical, premium three-row SUV at a price point that can compete with the 2020 Audi Q7! Loaded with features and technology, the 2020 Audi Q7 is our three-row family SUV with seating for up to seven occupants. It's spacious enough for everyone to enjoy the ride, and flexible enough for all your errands and appointments. And since it's an audi, it's got technology and comfort to spare. Below, we'll tell you why it's a smart idea to save potentially tens of thousands over its rival from Mercedes-Benz. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is little bit bigger, but it's got a much bigger price tag. You don't have to spend that much to get a luxury SUV that's big enough for the whole family -- not when you choose Audi instead.

Audi Q7 3-Row Interior

2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS: Design

The 2020 Audi Q7 (along with its sportier Q7-derived sibling the SQ7) is the only three-row Audi SUV. Meanwhile, Mercedes offers an available third-row of seats in their smaller 2020 GLE SUV. Even Mercedes-Benz admits that they're merely, "Suitable for average-sized adults but ideal for children." If you want truly premium comfort for up to 7 adults in a new Mercedes-Benz, you'll have to upgrade all the way to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS. That SUV has a starting price that's more than $20,000 greater than that of the 2020 Audi Q7! But, as we'll show you below, the Audi Q7 is just as capable and comfortable.

Audi Q7 Leather Seats

2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS: Features

Despite the price difference, you may be surprised to find that the 2020 Audi Q7 is even better equipped than its Mercedes-Benz rival! It comes standard with genuine leather upholstery. In the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS, you get standard leatherette seats. The 2020 Audi Q7 also comes with standard three-zone automatic climate control, with separately configurable climate settings for the driver, front passenger and rear-seat passengers. Dual-zone automatic climate control comes standard on the Mercedes-Benz GLS, meaning you'll have to pay even more just to give rear-seat passengers dedicated climate controls.

You can even upgrade the 2020 Audi Q7 to super-luxurious options also available on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz for a fraction of the cost.  

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Audi Q7 On Dirt Road

2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS: Performance

Entry-level 2020 Audi Q7 models are powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering 248 horsepower, which is more than enough power for highway merging and the daily drive around town -- or, you can upgrade to the 2020 Audi Q7 55 TFSI® which combines a bigger V6 with a mild hybrid system for more efficient performance. That vehicle also delivers an exciting 335 horsepower. That's not as much as the larger 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, but the Audi Q7 is lighter. That means it accelerates from 0-60 MPH even quicker! And since 55 TFSI® models start at an MSRP of just $60,800, you can get comparable performance and still save thousands compared to the Mercedes-Benz.

Both vehicles come standard with all-wheel drive for all-weather confidence and they can both tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped.

Audi Q7 LED Headlights

2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS: Safety

Both these vehicles come standard with all the latest safety technology you expect at this price point, including LED headlights, front & rear parking sensors, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. However, the 2020 Audi Q7 also comes with lane departure warning, which will cost you still more on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS. The 2020 Audi Q7 even offers Traffic Sign Assist, which can watch the road for things like speed limit signs and store that information in the dashboard -- so you can keep your eyes on the traffic ahead, instead of scanning the shoulder for road signs. That's a feature you won't find on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS at all.

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The Difference Is Clear At Audi Columbus, Your Audi Dealership

You'll have to spend at least $20,000 more for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS compared to the 2020 Audi Q7 -- but that difference in price just isn't reflected in the value you get. The 2020 Audi Q7 is just as capable, comfortable and in some cases even better equipped. And with super-luxurious trim levels and options available, you can outfit your Audi SUV to be one of the most premium family cars on the road today and still keep a whole lot more cash in your wallet compared to what you get from Mercedes. Starting at an MSRP of $54,800, the 2020 Audi Q7 is the finest three-row premium SUV for life in Columbus. Take your test drive today at Audi Columbus and see for yourself!

2020 Audi Q72020 Mercedes-Benz GLS
$54,800Starting MSRP*$75,950
248Standard Horsepower362
273Standard Torque (lb-ft)369
StandardAll-Wheel DriveStandard
Available UpgradeAdaptive Air SuspensionStandard
7,700 lbsMaximum Towing Capacity7,700 lbs
19 City MPG / 23 Highway MPGFuel Economy19 City MPG / 23 Highway MPG
StandardLeather UpholsteryAvailable Upgrade
StandardLane Departure WarningAvailable Upgrade
ThreeStandard Climate ZonesTwo

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.