How Do the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2022 Audi Q7 Compare? Chicago, IL

March 23rd, 2022 by

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Audi Q7

Finding the Best Midsize Luxury SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Audi Q7

If you want a luxury SUV that can handle big adventures yet is still nimble on urban streets, opting for one that falls under the midsize category is your best bet. While these SUVs are often available in three-row configurations, they still take up less space than full-sized models. Because of this, midsize SUVs are the perfect middle ground if you equally value daily utility and holiday getaways. At the forefront of the midsize luxury SUV battle are the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Audi Q7. Let’s take a closer look at their performance, luxury, and safety highlights to see which one is best for you. Here’s a short comparison guide for the base models of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE and the 2022 Audi Q7, brought to you by Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 2022 Audi Q7 45 Premium
Engine 2.0L inline-4 turbo 2.0L inline-4
Transmission 9-speed automatic 8-speed automatic
Horsepower & Torque 255 hp & 273 lb-ft 248 hp & 273 lb-ft
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive All-wheel drive
Towing Capacity 5,950 lbs. 4,400 lbs.
Fuel Economy (mpg) 19 city / 27 hwy 20 city / 25 hwy
Seating 5 (7 optional) 7
Max. Cargo Space 74.9 ft³ 69.6 ft³

*Information obtained from mbusa.com, audiusa.com
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Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Audi Q7

Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Audi Q7 Performance

The 2022 GLE and 2022 Q7 are powered by the same two-liter four-cylinder engine. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers more horsepower thanks to the benefit of a turbo boost. AWD is standard on the Q7, making the midsize Audi more equipped to take on rougher terrains. Nevertheless, the GLE proves itself to be no slouch by providing you with a much higher towing capacity, around 1,500 lbs. more than what the Q7 offers. Additionally, the 2022 GLE is more fuel-efficient on the highway, thus saving you money on gas and time on trips to the pump. Arrange a test drive for the Mercedes-Benz GLE in Chicago at our dealership and experience the well-rounded performance of this midsize luxury SUV.

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Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Audi Q7 Luxury

When it comes to providing you with luxurious amenities, there’s no doubt that the Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Audi Q7 deliver well. Both SUVs offer premiere comfort and convenience with features like interior air filtration, ambient lighting, and a power liftgate with hands-free access. However, only the 2022 GLE offers options such as a massaging feature for its standard heated power front seats and front cupholders that can warm up or cool down your drink on the go. The new GLE also boasts standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, which lets you access your favorite apps on your SUV’s 12.3″ touchscreen multimedia display. Explore more outstanding luxury features onboard the Mercedes-Benz GLE in Chicago here at Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park.

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Mercedes-Benz GLE vs. Audi Q7 Safety

The 2022 GLE and 2022 Q7 also share a couple of similarities in terms of keeping you safe on the road, such as having pre-collision safety systems, blind spot assists, and electronic stability programs. While this may be the case, the GLE remains unmatched in providing all-around protection as it offers more standard safety features. Take, for instance, PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist, which helps you master tight parking spaces in no time. Adaptive Highbeam Assist, which automatically adjusts your headlamp range during night drives without blinding oncoming traffic, is also now standard in the GLE starting this model year. Visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park today to see what more the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE has in store for you.

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Sources:
https://www.audiusa.com/us/web/en/models/q7/q7/2022/overview.html
https://www.mbusa.com/en/vehicles/class/gle/suv

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