2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Vs. 2020 Audi Q8

The idea of a flagship SUV is one that offers confidence for those looking to both explore an adventurous side and spend their daily drives in the utmost comfort and convenience. For Mercedes-Benz, the GLS has always signified the best an SUV could offer and does well to live up to its nickname as the “S-Class of SUVs.”

Today, we’re comparing the striking and bold 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS to the Audi Q8, the flagship SUV from the Volkswagen group. While both vehicles possess a fashionable style and are imbued with the iconic principles of German engineering, they differ on their approach to offering premier luxury.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUVVs.2020 Audi Q8
3.0-liter turbo I6 with EQ Boost (362 horsepower)Standard engine (horsepower)3.0-liter turbo I6 (335 horsepower)
Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 (483 horsepower)Performance variantAudi SQ8 (450 horsepower) - likely to carry over from 2019
9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automaticStandard transmission8-speed automatic
6-7 passengersPassenger capacity5 passengers
123.4 inchesWheelbase117.9 inches
AirRear suspensionStandard coil
75200Starting MSRP68200

Mercedes-Benz Proves Top of Luxury SUV Segment with Incredible 2020 GLS SUV

As the above chart illustrates, Mercedes-Benz brings some of the best features and specs you would expect in an SUV to the compelling flagship segment. Compared with competition from Audi, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, or high-performance GLS 580, are an easy decision – offering so much more.

With the base model 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, you have nearly 10% more power than is offered on the base Audi Q8. This power is better-utilized courtesy of the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV’s 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. But the improvements over the Q8 don’t end there.

With the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, you’re getting an air suspension that provides, like it sounds, a smooth and pillowy drive that doesn’t sacrifice the kind of handling and driving dynamics you expect from Mercedes-Benz.

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