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2021 Audi Q8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Review

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2021 Audi
Q8

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLE 450

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MSRP*
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$68,200
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$61,750
Invoice* $64,108 $58,045
MPG - City 18 19
MPG - Hwy 23 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 GLE 450 than in the Audi Q8, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q8.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q8 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Audi Q8 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi Q8 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Audi Q8 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q8 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Audi Q8 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Audi Q8 will do just as well as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Audi Q8 has a little less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

Utility
The Audi Q8 has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450, making the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The Audi Q8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.