The luxury midsize SUV class is dominated by two popular models: the 2021 Audi Q7 and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. Both offer a combination of sophistication and capability rarely seen on the roads of Fort Worth, Dallas, and Arlington, TX.

Which one of these SUVs comes out on top? In this comparison, the team at Audi Fort Worth shows you how these models stack up and which one comes out on top. Let's get started!

Audi Q7 vs. GLS 450: Performance

When it comes to power and capability, the 2021 Audi Q7 and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 don't disappoint. They both offer similar 3.0L turbocharged V6 engines that produce horsepower and torque ratings well into the 300 range. Consequently, both models can tow up to 7,700 pounds when they're properly equipped.

Both models also come with a standard all-wheel drive system. What you won't get with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, however, is available all-wheel steering. This innovative Q7 system gives you a generous dose of confidence in adverse driving conditions.

Audi Q7 vs. GLS 450: Comfort & Space

As SUVs, the Q7 and the GLS 450 prioritize comfort and convenience inside the cabin. Both offer 7-passenger configurations and ample cargo space for your items. Plus, you'll have high-end amenities available at your fingertips, such as optional heated and ventilated front seats and genuine leather.

As high-end luxury models, the Q7 and the GLS 450 are just getting started with these features. Both models also offer available individual contour front seats with a massage function. Relax on your commute home after a hectic day in the office or keep yourself alert on a long drive home from your vacation destination.

Both models also help you stay juiced up and connected with available wireless smartphone charging. However, you'll find the Audi phone box is a little more useful with signal boosting on top of wireless charging.

Audi Q7 vs. GLS 450: Technology Features

Technology is an important factor to consider in today's automotive market. Both the 2021 Audi Q7 and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 go above and beyond to cater to every need you have behind the wheel with:

  • Large touchscreen infotainment systems with smartphone integration, Bluetooth®, and navigation.
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with driver assistance and infotainment updates.
  • Comprehensive camera systems giving you a bird's-eye view of your vehicle's surroundings.

When it comes to driver assistance, the Audi Q7 takes the cake. For starters, this model beefs up its Top view camera system with Virtual 360o view, which allows you to access your bird's-eye view from your smartphone.

The Audi Q7 also gives you an optional Night vision assistant with large animal and pedestrian detection. This advanced safety feature gives you an edge in the dark by being able to see large animals and pedestrians that cross your path so you can stop in time to avoid an accident.

2021 Audi Q7: The Ultimate Luxury SUV

While the GLS 450 has quite a few premium comfort features, it falls short when it comes to customization and technology. The 2021 Audi Q7 provides the whole package for luxury drivers near Fort Worth, Dallas, and Arlington, Texas.

Get the full experience for yourself by getting behind the wheel with our team at Audi Fort Worth. Schedule a test drive by giving us a call today!


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