2019 Audi Q8 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

In the market for a new luxury SUV but can't decide between the all-new 2019 Audi Q8 and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE? See how the Audi Q8 comes out on top with our side-by-side model comparison page! If you've already decided that the 2019 Audi Q8 is right for you, explore our current inventory or schedule a test drive at Audi San Juan.


If sleek and sporty is what you look for in a luxury SUV, then look no further than the 2019 Audi Q8. This all-new crossover SUV will catch every eye on the road thanks to an attractive roofline, unique rear taillights and a wide front grille.



The all-new Audi Q8 commands power and performance at every turn. The 2019 Q8 can pump out 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, outperforming the GLE, which produces 329 Horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque.  Thanks to a higher power output, every drive will be an exhilarating one in the Q8! If you ever need to tow something, the 2019 Audi Q8 has a max towing capacity of 7,700 lbs., beating the 2019 GLE by 500 lbs. which has a max of 7,200 lbs.



Step inside the interior of the 2019 Audi Q8 and you'll find sophisticated luxury, ample space, and advanced driver-focused technology. Though both the Mercedes GLE and Audi Q8 seat 5, the Audi Q8 provides better legroom than the GLE. In the front seat, the Audi Q8 provides 41.6 inches of legroom, over an inch better than the 2019 GLE. Head to the second row, and the Audi Q8 wins again, providing 40.2 inches of legroom compared to 38.4 in the GLE. 

Moving on to technology - the 2019 Audi Q8 brings a new interface system that allows you do you so much with just the touch of finger. The MMIÒ touch response system provides 2 large touch screens; the top screen allows you to control navigation, audio options, and other functions while the bottom screen controls the interior climate and vehicle settings. 

Also standard on every 2019 Audi Q8 model is the Audi virtual cockpit, a 12.3" high-resolution display that comes in a classic view or Infotainment layout with navigation map so you can keep your eyes on the road ahead. Lastly, the Audi Q8 comes standard with a large panoramic sunroof.

Safety Features & Additional Options

Both the 2019 Audi Q8 and 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE have advanced technology features to keep you and your passengers save, but the Audi Q8 still has an edge with standard safety features that will cost extra in the GLE. Rear Parking Aid technology & Lane Departure Warning both come standard on the 2019 Audi Q8, while both remain optional on the GLE. The Audi Q8 also has the option for Rear-Cross Traffic Alert & Rear side air bag additions, neither of which are available on the base GLE.

The 2019 Audi Q8 also has an official 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is a 2019 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. No matter what the journey is, you won't have to worry about the safety of your passengers. 

Ready to join the Audi family? Visit Audi San Juan in San Juan, TX today to experience the excitement of the all-new 2019 Audi Q8 firsthand!


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