The Audi Q8 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE in Columbia SC

Compare the Audi Q8 & Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 at Audi Columbia

Crossovers are becoming more and more popular, and the luxury segment offers some of the most compelling options in the breed. To help you decide which is the right premium crossover for your needs, we thought we'd put our new Audi Q8 up against its more established Mercedes-Benz GLE rival. We invite you to read on to see how things turned out.

The Audi Q8 vs. the Mercedes-Benz GLC

  • The exterior of the Q8 is sportier than the larger GLE, with a lower roofline, wider grille, and sleeker silhouette.
  • While both SUVs are equipped with a standard 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine, the Q8 delivers 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque for your Lexington SC commute; the GLE falls just shy of those performance metrics, topping out at 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.
  • Both vehicles come with standard all-wheel drive, though we've always been partial to the legendary Audi quattro® and its assured command in all manner of road conditions.
  • The Audi Q8 is longer, wider, and shorter than the Mercedes-Benz GLE, allowing for more stable handling when you're driving around Irmo.
  • The Audi Q8 offers both front and rear-seat occupants more legroom and shoulder room than the GLE does, making it the more comfortable option when you're driving on I-20 to Florence SC and back.
  • Speaking of comfort, the Audi Q8 comes equipped with standard leather seating and a dual-screen infotainment system that offers command over contacts, music, climate, and much more. In contrast, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers synthetic leather seating, and only one 7-inch infotainment screen.

Explore the Audi Q8 at Audi Columbia

Now that you've discovered how the Q8 SUV tops its Mercedes-Benz competitor, we invite you to make the easy trip from Chapin SC to our Columbia showroom and take a closer, in-person look. Our team is happy to help in any way we can, from answering questions to arranging for your test drive.


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