Mercedes-Benz GLE vs Audi Q8

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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2020 Audi Q8
2020 Audi Q8
$68,200MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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2020 Audi Q8
$68,200MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$62,650

MSRP

$68,200

Average price

$48,216

Average price

$48,518

Listings

9677

Listings

1600
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Pros
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Poor ergonomic design
  • Fairly pedestrian performance

Reviews Summary

This midsize Mercedes SUV gets a facelift for 2024 that includes an upgraded interior and infotainment system as well as some new styling cues. Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup, as is seating for five, though a small third row is an option. Models include the GLE 350, GLE 450, and GLE 580, all with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Also on tap are the AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 S. However, new for this year, and the primary tester for this review, is the GLE 450e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Verdict: A new plug-in hybrid powertrain helps the GLE hit a sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Elsewhere, this is classic Mercedes: big and beautiful with plenty of luxury touches and great space. These aren’t inexpensive SUVs, but then again, Mercedes is one of the principal faces of the pricey luxury market.

Reviews Summary

The two-row Audi Q8 delivers a lot of what affluent buyers are looking for. Its two higher-grade performance variants, the Audi SQ8 and Audi RS Q8 give buyers the option of adding more power and improved drive dynamics for the otherwise relatively traditional luxury SUV. It faces stiff competition in its segment but is positioned to be a worthy challenger.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 255 hp I4

Engine

3.0L 335 hp V6

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Horsepower

335 hp @ 5700 rpm

MPG City

20

MPG City

17

MPG Highway

27

MPG Highway

21
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2020 Audi Q8
2020 Audi Q8
$68,200MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2020 Audi Q8
$68,200MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$62,650
$68,200
Average price
$48,216
$48,518
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
4.7
Expert reviews

8.0 out of 10

Read full review

7.2 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Pros
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Poor ergonomic design
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
Summary

This midsize Mercedes SUV gets a facelift for 2024 that includes an upgraded interior and infotainment system as well as some new styling cues. Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup, as is seating for five, though a small third row is an option. Models include the GLE 350, GLE 450, and GLE 580, all with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Also on tap are the AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 S. However, new for this year, and the primary tester for this review, is the GLE 450e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Verdict: A new plug-in hybrid powertrain helps the GLE hit a sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Elsewhere, this is classic Mercedes: big and beautiful with plenty of luxury touches and great space. These aren’t inexpensive SUVs, but then again, Mercedes is one of the principal faces of the pricey luxury market.

The two-row Audi Q8 delivers a lot of what affluent buyers are looking for. Its two higher-grade performance variants, the Audi SQ8 and Audi RS Q8 give buyers the option of adding more power and improved drive dynamics for the otherwise relatively traditional luxury SUV. It faces stiff competition in its segment but is positioned to be a worthy challenger.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 255 hp I4
3.0L 335 hp V6
Drive Train
AWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
7
5
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
335 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG City
20
17
MPG Highway
27
21
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