2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2019 Audi Q7

2019 Audi Q7

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2019 Audi Q7

The full-size 2019 Audi Q7 SUV offers a capable turbo engine and ample interior space. Compared to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV, though, it appears less powerful and less roomy. The new Mercedes-Benz GLS houses a stronger turbo engine and delivers more cargo space for West Bloomfield families to enjoy. Compare the Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS below to learn more!

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

Max Cargo Capacity

71.6 cubic feet

GLS vs. Q7: Engine Options & Towing Capacities

In their segment, the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Audi Q7 can’t help but stand out. That being said, there are some differences between the two in terms of horsepower, handling, and towing power. Compare their specs below:

  • Engine: The GLS 450 4MATIC® is powered by a 362-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine. Meanwhile, the Audi Q7 2.0T Premium gets a 252-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine.
  • Transmission: On Southfield roads, the GLS promises smoother shifting with its 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. The engine inside the Q7 is connected to a 8-speed automatic.
  • Towing Capacity: The Q7 towing capacity is 4,400 pounds. Equipped with its optional trailer hitch, the GLS towing capacity reaches 7,500 pounds.

GLS vs. Q7: Cargo & Passenger Dimensions

When you compare the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. Audi Q7, you’ll notice that the former is much larger and offers greater cargo and passenger space. The GLS and Q7 both seat seven people, but the GLS offers more wiggle room for you and your passengers. Here’s a brief overview of their interior dimensions:

2019 Audi Q7 SUV Interior: 

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

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV Interior

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

Take the Wheel of a New GLS at Mercedes-Benz of Bloomfield Hills!

In an Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS comparison, the GLS stands out as not only the more powerful SUV, but also the more spacious choice with a greater towing capacity. Contact us to schedule a test drive near Southfield and Birmingham. Our friendly sales team will introduce you to the GLS trims and colors, and help you find the right model at the right GLS price for your family’s weekday errands and weekend adventures!

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