2020 Audi Q8 Vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 | Design, Features and Pricing

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2020 Audi Q8 Vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 | Design, Features and Pricing

There's still time to ring in the next decade with a brand new, luxury SUV. End of year automotive sales events in Toronto offer exceptional savings and lucrative deals. While there are several major luxury vehicle brands on the market, two of the top companies would have to be Audi and Mercedes-Benz. While Mercedes-Benz is probably best known for its refinement and comfort, Audi has found a way to balance not only beauty and amenities, but performance as well. Here's a quick overview and comparison of the 2020 Audi Q8 and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450.

2020 Audi Q8

2020 Audi Q8 Design and interior

Benefitting from cutting-edge technology, the 2020 Audi Q8 gives you the power you demand with the benefit of lower fuel consumption. It features a mild-hybrid system that recovers energy during braking and coasting while still delivering 335 hp. Immerse yourself in the Audi Virtual Cockpit that lets you stay in control by managing navigation, entertainment, information, climate, and more using the two touchscreens. The 12.3-inch TFT display even allows you customize what you want to see for enhanced personalization.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 interior and exterior design

Inside and out, there's plenty to admire about the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450. A powerful turbocharged inline-6 engine offers fuel efficiency via mild-hybrid technology, while the nine-speed automatic transmission responds quickly and quietly. Exterior Aerodynamic upgrades offer an even quieter ride. Advanced technology and AI capabilities make it possible for you to speak in regular conversation to activate features or simply pinch the touchscreen, swipe on the wheel, or even write on the console.

2020 AUDI Q8 VS. 2020 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE 450

2020 Audi Q8 Vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450

2020 AUDI Q8

(3.0 Prestige Quattro)

FEATURES 2020 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE 450

(4MATIC SUV)

3.0-liter Turbo V6 - Hybrid Engine 3.0-liter Turbo Inline 6 - Hybrid
369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm Torque 369 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
335 hp @ 5000 rpm Horsepower 362 hp @ 5500 rpm
8-speed automatic Transmission 9-speed automatic
All-Wheel Drive Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive
13.84/10.69L/100km Fuel Efficiency (city/hwy) 12.38/9.8L/100km
Standard Cross Traffic Alert Not Available
Standard Blind Spot Monitor Standard
Standard Lane Departure Warning Optional
Standard Lane Keeping Assist Optional
Standard Rear Parking Aid Not Available
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Optional
Optional Night Vision Not Available
Standard Navigation Standard
Standard Bluetooth Connection Standard
Standard Satellite Radio Optional
Standard Heated Front Seats Standard
Standard Seat Memory Optional
Standard Universal Garage Door Opener Standard

The Results

Based on the above comparisons, the 2020 Audi Q8 and 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 are fairly evenly matched. Engine size, performance stats, and fuel efficiency are almost the same between these two all-wheel-drive SUVs. There are a few areas where they differ greatly. First, each of these vehicles will seat five people, but the GLE 450 does offer third-row seating availability, which would increase seating capacity to seven people. Next, many of the safety and convenience options for the Audi Q8 are standard equipment whereas the same features for the GLE 450 are optional or not available at all. Finally, there's a price difference of almost $9,000 between the two with the Q8 starting at $81,200 and the GLE 450 starting at $72,000.

The best way to decide if an Audi is the right ride for you is to get behind the wheel for yourself. Experience the luxury performance, technology, and comfort of a 2020 Audi Q8 SUV today by taking a test drive at Audi Midtown Toronto.

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