2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Mercedes-Benz GLS

2019 Audi Q7

Audi Q7

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. 2019 Audi Q7

3.0L biturbo V6


2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
362 hp


252 hp
9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
16 cubic feet

Standard Cargo Capacity

14.8 cubic feet
93.8 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Capacity

71.6 cubic feet

While the 2019 Audi Q7 is a popular full-size SUV that can offer strong performance, it loses much of its appeal when you compare it to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS. The new GLS SUV not only delivers more potent performance, but it also provides a roomier cabin and cargo area. See the Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS go head-to-head at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines, so you can find the better pick for your Ankeny family!

GLS vs. Q7: Performance & Towing

Both the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Audi Q7 are top performers in their segment. Yet, when you compare the two, you’ll find that the GLS SUV offers brawnier engine power. Check out their performance specs below:

  • Engine: A 362-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 engine comes standard on the GLS 450 4MATIC®, while the Audi Q7 2.0T Premium gets a 252-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder.
  • Transmission: The 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission on the GLS provides smooth transitions and optimum control on Waukee streets. The 8-speed automatic transmission inside the Q7 offers fewer gear ratios.
  • Towing Capacity: At the base level, the Q7 can tow up to 4,400 pounds. With its optional trailer hitch, the GLS tows as much as 7,500 pounds.

GLS vs. Q7: Cargo Space & Interior Dimensions

Look over the dimensions of the Mercedes-Benz GLS vs. Audi Q7 and you’ll find that the GLS SUV is significantly larger in terms of both passenger and cargo space. You’ll be able to seat seven in both, but the GLS offers more breathing room. Here’s a quick look at their cargo space and interior dimensions:

2019 Audi Q7

  • Cargo Volume (All Seats in Place): 14.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Third-Row Seats Folded): 37.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Second-Row Seats Folded): 71.6 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 38.4 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.8 inches

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 

  • Cargo Volume (All Seats in Place): 16 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Third-Row Seats Folded): 49.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (Second-Row Seats Folded): 93.8 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 41.2 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 40 inches

Test Drive a New GLS at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines!

When you match up the 2019 Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS, the latter emerges as the more powerful and spacious SUV for Ames shoppers. Take a look at the GLS pricing and features, then plan a visit to our Urbandale dealership to explore our GLS inventory. Interested in other Mercedes-Benz SUVs? Explore the GLC dimensions while you’re here!

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