Audi Q7 vs Mercedes GLE

Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes GLE
Audi Q7
Mercedes GLE
At a Glance: Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes GLE
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The 2022 Audi Q7 and the 2022 Mercedes GLE are two top SUVs in the luxury class. Created for drivers with large or growing families, we’ve put these models side by side in this car comparison written by our team at Audi Devon.

Which model provides excellent performance, comfort, and safety? If you’re a driver near Devon, Malvern, or Phoenixville, keep reading to find out.



335 HP | 255 HP
Q7 vs GLE
0 TO 60 MPH

0 TO 60 MPH

5.7 seconds | 7 seconds
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Audi Q7

When you start your search for a brand-new SUV, one of the most important specs to look at is performance. SUVs are known for their impressive specs, and these two models are no exception. Ready to find out which one is more powerful?

Brand-Defining Performances

Let’s start with their engines. Here’s a quick comparison of the two models and their standard or available all-gas engines:

2022 Audi Q7
2022 Mercedes GLE
Engine 55 TFSI® 3.0L 6-cylinder 2.0L inline-4 turbo
Horsepower 335 HP 255 HP
Torque 369 lb-ft 273 lb-ft
Acceleration (0-60 MPH) 5.7 seconds 7 seconds

Clearly, the Audi model wins by a landslide by offering 80 more horsepower to your drive. Plus, the Q7 has more torque, meaning you’ll have more oomph to pull you through rough terrain. The Q7 allows drivers to go from 0 to 60 MPH in only 5.7 seconds, whereas the GLE needs much more time to punch out the same energy.


Additionally, the Audi offers its well-known quattro® all-wheel drive system, which distributes torque power to all four wheels. This enables the wheels to have a better grip on the road you’re traveling. It’s perfect for wet, sandy, or off-road conditions.

The Audi system also automatically adapts to the terrain it’s crossing thanks to an adaptive air suspension. This is meant to help optimize driving dynamics and comfort during your ride.









Audi Q7

As innovators in automotive style, Audi and Mercedes have plenty to live up to. However, compared to one another, the Audi tends to have more unique, aesthetically pleasing options for drivers who are building their model.

Portable Style

For example, the Audi Q7 Prestige trim offers available exterior colors that range from bold and daring to earth-toned neutrals. Here are just some of the shades you can choose from:

  • Navarra Blue
  • Florett Silver
  • Mythos Black
  • Barrel Brown
  • Galaxy Blue

In total, the Audi model offers 10 shades of paint, including an Audi-exclusive special paint color. The Mercedes also offers 10 shades; however, it does not offer any specialty paints.

Available Packages

Furthermore, the Q7 offers four main packages, including:

  • Black optic package
  • Laser headlights package
  • Luxury package
  • Towing package

The Luxury package provides drivers and their passengers with the latest comforts, like individual contour front seats with ventilation and massage functions. The Mercedes GLE also offers packages, but it does not have the same luxury-specific package as the Audi Q7.




Audi Q7

Whether you’re in the car for hours or just a few minutes, you’ll want to feel confident on your way to your destination. That’s why we’re taking a look at the safety systems available in these two models. With plenty of features to help keep you safe, the Audi Q7 and the Mercedes GLE are solid picks.

For Your Safety

These models put their best foot forward when equipping their cabins with the latest in automotive safety. Notably, the Audi Q7 grants drivers the available Virtual 360.

This camera projects a 360-degree view of your vehicle and any obstacles around it. You can choose to switch between 3D camera views to see your vehicle from various angles. While the Mercedes-Benz has an optional Surround View Camera, this only shows a single overhead view.

Driver Assistance

The Audi model comes equipped with front/rear side airbags. The GLE comes equipped with a variety of airbags as well. Plus, you’ll find a multitude of driver-assistance systems in the Audi Q7, such as:

  • Audi side assist
  • Rear cross traffic assist
  • Rear cross traffic assist

While the GLE has some similar features, it doesn’t offer an equivalent to the Audi model’s Vehicle exit warning. This system will alert you to nearby vehicles when you’re trying to open the door.




Which One Will You Choose?
Audi Q7

Now that you’ve learned about what both models have to offer, the answer is clear. The 2022 Audi Q7 provides incredible thrills, from its all-around performance to its many standard and available features.

Contact our sales team at Audi Devon today, and we’ll set you up with a test drive. If you’re located near the Devon, Malvern, or Phoenixville area, stop by our showroom.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 Q7 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

*24 city/36 highway MPG (2022 VW Q7 2.0T, 6-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.