Comparison - Mercedes-Benz S-Class S450 4Matic 2019 - vs - Audi SQ8 TFSI 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
94,250
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
$
95,000
Updated: 
12 Nov 2020
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.10gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Magnetite Black metallic
#4B5054
Iridium Silver metallic
#9FA0A2
Lunar Blue metallic
#37415C
Ruby Black metallic
#462F39
Diamond Silver metallic
#C3CFD8
Emerald Green metallic
#343B35
Selenite Grey metallic
#6C7379
Anthracite Blue metallic
#5C636B
designo Diamond White metallic
#E8E2D6
designo Cashmere
#D4D0C7
Dune Silver metallic
#948D87
Color: 
Carrara White
#ECECEA
Night Black
#0C0C0C
Dragon Orange metallic
#DF7F19
Galaxy Blue metallic
#11556E
Matador Red metallic
#B4373C
Navarra Blue metallic
#37459C
Vicuna Beige metallic
#BEB9A9
Daytona Gray pearl
#8E8F91
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Florette Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ranked #1 in Super Luxury Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 41 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lavish, feature-filled interior
Outstanding seats
Powerful twin-turbo engines
Cushioned ride

Cons
Coupe and cabriolet models have small trunks
Modest learning curve for infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.

Pros
Forceful, smooth powertrains
A true first-class seating experience
Attention to the finest details
Available all-wheel drive
More safety features than ever

Cons
Steering lacks feedback
Hybrid drives heavy
Pricey

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 S-Class has a slightly updated look thanks to a restyling of the headlights, grille, and front and rear bumpers. Inside, there's an updated COMAND infotainment system, a standard wireless charging pad, and a new Energizing Comfort system that links various car features together to simultaneously pamper occupants.

PROS
Ample power with any engine choice
Opulent interior with plenty of customization options
A smooth ride no matter what the road surface
Silent cabin that insulates occupants from the outside world

CONS
Some driver assistance options have questionable value
Not as engaging to drive as some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Turbocharged 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
Surprisingly comfortable given its performance bent
Stylish, distinctive exterior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Driver's seat has few adjustments
Limited interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

For its sophomore year, the SQ8 soldiers on with only one change: It now comes standard with a built-in toll-road-payment transmission feature.Upgrading to the Prestige trim costs $5500 but adds a host of driver-assistance and luxury features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a head-up display with navigation guidance, fancier LED exterior lighting elements, soft-close doors, headlamp washers, heated rear seats, and power rear sunshades. If none of that sounds particularly important to you, save the cash and go with the Premium Plus. All SQ8 models come with the best performance-enhancing features Audi can throw at them, so no matter which one you choose, you're getting the same driving experience.

PROS
Powerful V-8 engine,
high-quality interior trimmings,
aggressive exterior design.

CONS
Some may regret not going with the RS Q8,
braking performance could be better,
thirsty powertrain.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Sports-car fast
Posh and spacious interior
Plenty of infotainment tech

Cons
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q8 50TDI makes more sense
Petrol-powered alternatives are more dramatic

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
4.00L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
568ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
500hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.40Feet
43.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
206.90in
196.60in
Width: 
74.80in
78.50in
Height: 
58.90in
67.20in
Ground Clearance: 
5.00in
Front Track: 
66.10in
Rear Track: 
66.60in
Wheel Base: 
124.60in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.70
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
34.10in
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.70in
59.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
18.70cu.ft
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.70cu.ft
30.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4685.00lbs
5324.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
8-way power lumbar for front seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Sliding rear seats with 40/20/40 split folding seatbacks and adjustable recline
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
13 Total Speakers
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Stereo System
Memory Card Slot
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED Headlamp
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0
21 in
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
all-season tires
10-V-spoke S design bi-color finish wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Multi-Adjustable Headrests
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Warmth And Comfort Package
AMG Line Exterior
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Rear Seat Package
Prestige
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Luxury Package
S Sport Package
Exterior Options: 
19” Multispoke Wheels
Rear Spoiler
20” Twin-5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
20" Multispoke Wheels
Electrically Heated Windshield
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
MAGIC SKY CONTROL
19" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20” Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
22" 5 Twin-Spoke V Design Forged Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
Audi Black Rings And Badges Kit
22" Summer Tires
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
Crystal Grey Headliner
Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housing
Black Headliner
Black DINAMICA Headliner
Exclusive Trim
Rear Seat Entertainment And Comfort Adapter
Comfort Box
Power Outboard Rear Seats W/Memory
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Porcelain Headliner
CD Drive Pre-Wiring In Glove Box
Heated Steering Wheel
Designo Silk Beige/Deep Sea Blue Leather Package
Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Wireless Charging Rear
Refrigerator Box For Rear Cabin
Heated Rear Seats
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Night Vision Assistant
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554