The 2021 Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes Benz GLS Class in Columbia SC

Learn How the New Audi Q7 Surpasses the Mercedes-Benz GLS

When it comes to shopping for a premium full-size SUV, Irmo shoppers tend to look for an SUV that offers serene comfort and efficiency while delivering a plethora of features to keep you connected. The new Audi Q7 sets an indelible standard that makes you stand up and take notice.

Featuring the legendary Audi Quattro All-Wheel Drive System, the new Audi Q7 will comfortably handle a family of seven on a journey for both the road and trail. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLS is another premium full-size SUV that aims to beat the Audi Q7. At Jim Hudson Audi Columbia near Florence, we'll share why the Audi Q7 outshines the Mercedes-Benz GLS.

Comparing the New Audi Q7 & New Mercedes-Benz GLS

The Audi Q7 Offers More Available Performance

While the new Mercedes-Benz GLS offers a maximum available output of 483 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, the new Audi Q7 surges ahead with an available 500 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque; perfect for a spirited drive through Champin.

The Audi Q7 Offers a More Comfortable Ride

With an advanced multi-link suspension at both front and rear, the Audi Q7 articulates body roll and movement, insulating the driver and passengers' front bumps in the road. The Mercedes-Benz GLS features a multi-link rear suspension for better stability, but a more conventional double-wishbone front suspension reduces ride comfort.

The Audi Q7 Offers a More Upscale Interior

Columbia customers can enjoy the simple comfort of standard leather upholstery and bucket seats. In addition, the interior trim is lined with woodgrain surfaces that are smooth to the touch. The Mercedes-Benz GLS does feature a leather interior; the wood grain trim is an optional extra.

Moreover, the Audi Q7 offers more front leg and head compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLS.

The New Audi Delivers More Safety Features as Standard

When it comes to safety, the new Audi Q7 does not comprise. Featuring standard safety features including; Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Parking Assist. These standard safety features give the discerning driver peace of mind while navigating through Columbia.

Whereas the Mercedes-Benz GLS features many safety features as standard, the safety features mentioned above are unavailable, with Lane-Departure Warning coming as an additional option.

The New Audi Q7 Features Better Infotainment & Connectivity

Both the new Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS offer connectivity options as standard, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. While both offer a Wi-Fi hotspot, the Audi Q7 features a 4G LTE hotspot for better streaming capability. Furthermore, drivers can enjoy the majesty of a virtual cockpit digital gauge display, a feature the GLS does not carry.

For those looking for a premium sound experience, the new Q7 features a Bang & Olufsen Stereo that checks out 1920 watts of auditorial bliss. The comparable sound system in the GLs churns our 1,550 watts of power.

Test Drive the New Audi Q7 at Jim Hudson Audi Columbia Today

The Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS offer customers a premium experience with plenty of capability. On balance, though, the new Audi Q7 offers more where it counts; comfort and stability. From featuring more safety features as standard to offering a more tranquil cabin space, the new Audi Q7 rules the day over the Mercedes-Benz GLS.

Contact Jim Hudson Audi Columbia to schedule a test drive in one of our new Audi Q7 models. We are located a short drive away from Lexington, KY. Our team looks to serving you soon.


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