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Audi Q8
2021 Audi Q8
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2020 BMW X5
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Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 SUV
2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 SUV
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Overview

Engine
3.0-liter Turbo V6 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Other
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 21 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 22 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
22.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
21.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
24.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0-liter Turbo V6 Gas
3.0-liter Turbo Inline-6 Gas
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Horsepower
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
385 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm
330 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
384 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Other
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
43.6 ft
41.3 ft
38.7 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
21" x 10"
19" x 9"
20" x 9"
Rear Wheel Size
21" x 10"
19" x 9"
20" x 9"

Suspension

Front Suspension
N/A
Double Wishbone
N/A
Rear Suspension
N/A
Multi-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P285/45HR21
P265/50HR19
P265/45WR20
Rear Tire
P285/45HR21
P265/50HR19
P265/45WR20
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
18 MPG
23 MPG
19 MPG
City
17 MPG
21 MPG
17 MPG
Highway
21 MPG
26 MPG
22 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.9 (2020) Tons/yr
7.6 Tons/yr
9.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
22.5 gallons
21.9 gallons
24.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
382.5 miles
459.9 miles
418.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
472.5 miles
569.4 miles
541.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
196.6 in
194.3 in
N/A
Height
67.2 in
68.7 in
69.5 in
Max Width
78.5 in
78.9 in
76.2 in
Front Width
66.1 in
66.1 in
65.1 in
Rear Width
66.6 in
66.9 in
65.9 in
Wheelbase
117.9 in
117.1 in
114.8 in
Ground Clearance
5.8 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.6 in
39.8 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
37.1 in
40.8 in
40.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
59.5 in
60 in
58.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
40.2 in
37.4 in
38.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.1 in
38.7 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
58.5 in
58.1 in
58.4 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
N/A
4,758 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
N/A
7,200 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
60.7 ft³
72.3 ft³
80.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
30.5 ft³
33.9 ft³
38.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
30.5 ft³
33.9 ft³
38.2 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Carrara White
  • Night Black
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Dragon Orange Metallic
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Galaxy Blue Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Orca Black Metallic
  • Samurai Gray Metallic
  • Vicuna Beige Metallic
  • Arctic Gray Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Manhattan Green Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Ametrin Metallic, Priority 1
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic, Priority 1
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black w/Rock Gray Stitch, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Valcona Leather Seat Trim
  • Okapi Brown, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Pando Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Saiga Beige, Valcona Leather Seat Trim
  • Sarder Brown, Valcona Leather Seat Trim
  • Black w/Brown Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Black, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Espresso Brown, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Silk Beige/Black, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Coffee, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Cognac, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Ivory White, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Black, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Coffee, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White/Night Blue, (Ind) Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, (Ind) Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Coffee, (Ind) Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, (Ind) Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White/Night Blue, (Ind) Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Crystal Grey/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Ginger Beige/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Leather Seat Trim
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black Pearl/Black, Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Porcelain/Black, Nappa Leather Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Optional
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Optional
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
Optional
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Optional
Optional
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Optional
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Standard
Seat-Massage
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Optional
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Optional
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Night Vision
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Optional
Not Available
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
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