Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs Audi Q7

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Horsepower

  302 hp

Cargo Space

  80 cu. ft.


2018 Audi Q7

2018 Audi Q7

Horsepower

  252 hp

Cargo Space

  71.6 cu. ft.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE vs 2018 Audi Q7

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As a high-end SUV, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE offers a luxurious ride on any road. The 2018 Audi Q7 is a premium SUV that also boasts plenty of sophisticated amenities. Running on the 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive and other high-performance technology, the GLE is more versatile than the Q7. This Mercedes-Benz also boasts the mbrace®® Connect multimedia system that’s controlled by a touch pad and dial controller.

Handling

Equipped with the 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE is robust enough to ride on rough terrains. To further optimize traction during the winter season, simply turn on the Slippery Mode in the DYNAMIC SELECT system. You’re also advised to take advantage of the Off-Road Mode during your trips on unpaved surfaces. Although it has legendary status, the Audi Q7’s Quattro AWD isn’t as dynamic as the 4MATIC® AWD. The GLE SUV is also supported by the AGILITY CONTROL®® suspension system that calibrates multiple parameters in real time. This high-performance suspension automatically adjusts the rigidness and responsiveness of the shocks and dampers. When navigating meandering roads in this Mercedes-Benz, just turn on the Active Curve System. Linked to electric and hydraulic components, stabilizer bars are managed by this cutting-edge technology. Some other features that improve handling of the GLE include the Electronic Stability Program and 4-Wheel Electronic Traction System.

Digital Technology

Having an intuitive design, a central rotary controller manages a floating 8.0-inch display in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE. This high-resolution monitor communicates with built-in navigation software and other applications that are installed in the mbrace®® Connect platform. Travel Zones, HERE Local Search and E-Navigator are some of the apps that will guide you on the road. The mbrace®® Connect suite also works smoothly with the Send2Benz mobile app that controls several remote services. Available as an optional package, the rear entertainment system includes dual LCD monitors that play DVDs and CDs. All of the vehicle’s occupants can also enjoy music on HD Radio, TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio or SiriusXM Satellite Radio. You can choose between the 13-speaker harman/kardon®®** Logic 7® sound system or 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. There’s even Wi-Fi service available inside this luxurious Mercedes-Benz SUV. Bluetooth®®*, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are installed in the mbrace®® Connect package. Despite having an 8.3-inch TFT multimedia system with navigation, the Audi Q7 doesn’t match some of the high-tech amenities that are available in the GLE.

Design

Lunar Blue, Brilliant Blue and Cardinal Red are some of the stunning exterior colors that are available for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE. Dakota Brown and Obsidian Black are some other rich paint choices that are on the design menu. The interior of this luxurious SUV can be furnished with natural eucalyptus wood that’s covered in protective coatings. Deep-tinted privacy glass is installed in the second and third rows as well as the power lift gate. Having a brushed aluminum finish, the running boards facilitate entry and exit for the passengers. Additionally, the front doors have illuminated sill plates. You can customize the cabin’s mood by turning on the multi-color ambient lighting system that’s powered by LED lights. Upholstery options for the GLE SUV include genuine leather and Dinamica headliners.

Visit our dealership to compare the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE with the Audi Q7. We’ll explain what makes this Mercedes-Benz GLE a class leader in performance, digital technology and style.


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