2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 vs 2018 Audi Q7

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 vs 2018 Audi Q7

Driving a luxury automobile has long been a way of rewarding oneself with the finer things. A spacious interior, comfortable seating, and plentiful amenities are vital to the luxury experience. Simply stated, a luxury automobile should feel like a home away from home. You should be able to look forward to every moment you have inside your luxurious ride. Automakers stepping into the luxury realm must first ensure that certain basics are covered before taking it up to razzle-dazzle territory. Mercedes-Benz is a name you already know, and with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, the iconic automaker has demonstrated how to create a luxury SUV that covers the basics and then shoots for the stars. Let's take a look at a comparison of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 vs the 2018 Audi Q7.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 vs 2018 Audi Q7
3.0-liter V6 biturbo w/ 362 Horsepower & 369 lb-ft Torque Base Engine 2.0 TFSI® Four-Cylinder w/ 252 Horsepower & 273 lb-ft Torque
7 Seats 7
93.8 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Volume 71.6 Cubic Feet
7,500 Pounds* Base Maximum Towing Capacity 4,400 Pounds

What does the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 offer?

As shown in the chart, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 offers a powerful base engine, ample cargo capacity for your luggage, and a solid maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. Part of the luxury experience is knowing that the bases are covered and that you can enjoy the added layers of experience the vehicle has to offer. 

Standard heated front seats help to ensure you'll be comfortable on chilly nights. The standard power driver seat with memory helps you to reach your own personal ideal seating position and remembers up to three positions that can be recalled later. Another standard feature for your convenience is the power liftgate, which can be activated by a button on the SmartKey remote. 

Entertainment is also key to a luxury automobile experience. The standard HD Radio™ receiver** brings you crystal clear audio quality. You can also take advantage of the standard Bluetooth® audio streaming*** and the optional COMAND® with touchpad controller, which offers more entertainment access as well as available navigation. 

*With optional trailer hitch. Read Operator's Manual before towing. In some states, aftermarket trailer brakes are required. See dealer for details. 

**HD Radio™ is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation. 

***Bluetooth® is a registered mark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.  

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 exterior front
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 exterior rear side view
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 interior seats
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 interior cargo area with one seat folded down