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2023 Audi e-tron vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Review

Picture of the 2023 Audi e-tron

2023 Audi
e-tron

MSRP*: $70,800
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Picture of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

2022 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

MSRP*: $77,850
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MPG - City Info not available 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 56.4 ft3 84.7 ft3
Engine
  • 355-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 362-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 355 hp 362 hp
Exterior Length 193.0 in 205.0 in
Exterior Width 76.2 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 41.9 in
Head Room Front 38.1 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 40.2 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 than in the Audi e-tron, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi e-tron, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi e-tron will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Dimensions
Since the Audi e-tron is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi e-tron, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Handling
The Audi e-tron has the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi e-tron and the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Powertrain
The Audi e-tron has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Audi e-tron has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, making the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi e-tron has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.