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2020 Audi Q8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Review

New 2020 Audi Q8

2020 Audi
Q8

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

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MSRP*
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$68,200
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$75,950
Invoice* $64,108 $71,393
MPG - City 17 19
MPG - Hwy 21 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 GLS 450 than in the Audi Q8, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi Q8, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi Q8, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Q8 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Audi Q8 and the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi Q8 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Audi Q8 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q8 and the Mercedes-Benz GLS 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 GLS 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 GLS 450, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Audi Q8 has a little less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Utility
The Audi Q8 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 Q8 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

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