If you're thinking of making the Audi Q7 your next SUV for traveling throughout Malvern, Devon, and Phoenixville, PA, we couldn't agree more on your choice. However, before finalizing this decision, it's a good idea to do your research and see how the Audi SUV stacks up against other vehicles in its class.

That's where the team here at Audi Devon can help. In the following comparison of Audi Q7 vs. the competition, we're placing the Q7 side-by-side with three of its most comparable rivals: the BMW X5, Volvo XC90, and Acura MDX.

To learn more about these four luxury SUV's and discover your favorite, keep on reading!


Audi Q7 vs the Competition: Power & Performance

When folks think of the Audi brand, one of the first images that comes to their minds is that of performance and power. Thus, that begs the question: Just how powerful is the Audi Q7, and, is it more powerful than its fellow SUVs? Let's find out!

If you take a peek under the Q7 hood, you'll discover either a standard 2.0L turbocharged engine, or an optional 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine. These engines pack on the power, generating up to 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

These other vehicles aren't as impressive. Like the BMW X5, with a standard 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine that offers the same 335 horsepower, but only 330 lb-ft of torque.

The Acura MDX and Volvo XC90 show an even further decrease in performance. The Acura standard V6 engine generates just 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, while the Volvo turbocharged engine provides a mere 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.


Audi Q7 vs the Competition: Interior Comforts

SUVs and road trips go hand in hand for numerous reasons. Among them is their ample amounts of spacious comfort. The Audi suite of luxurious interior appointments is no exception.

The Audi standard 8-way power front seats, and 4-way power lumbar adjustments for the driver's seat, include standard heating. Unfortunately for Volvo XC90 drivers, they'll have to upgrade to a higher trim if they want to experience heated seats.

That's not all. Also provided within the Audi Q7 standard trim is 3-zone automatic climate control. Now, driver and passenger can set their own personal temperature settings. The standard trim for the BMW X5 only comes with dual-zone automatic climate control.

The Q7 offers a bit more premium options over the Acura MDX as well. While the MDX might provide standard 12-way driver's and passenger seating, there's no upgradable option. Unlike the Q7, whose luxury package includes available heated and ventilated 18-way power individual contour comfort seats.


Audi Q7 vs the Competition: High-Tech Innovation

Last, but not least, it's time to talk tech. The Audi Q7, BMW X5, Volvo XC90, and Acura MDX, each have tons of it, but only one can walk away with the top prize. Which one will it be?

If you guessed the Audi Q7, then you're correct! That's because every Q7 comes standard with the Audi intuitive MMI® touch response system. It's more than your average infotainment screen, providing haptic feedback and natural voice control. As this MMI® touch response system is exclusive to Audi vehicles, you won't find it with the X5, XC90, or the MDX.

This innovative infotainment display is great for singing along to your favorite tunes, which by the way, will sound incredible through the Q7 model's optional Bang & Olufsen® 3D Advanced Sound System. Complete with 23 speakers, a 23-channel BeoCore amplifier with ICEpower® technology, and 1,920 watts of power, it's a truly immersive listening experience.

None of the other three SUVs come close to matching this sound system. BMW only offers an optional 16-speaker system, while Acura only offers an available 12-speaker system.


Audi Q7 vs the Competition: Which Is Your Favorite?

Now that we've compared the Audi Q7 with three of its SUV opponents, it's time to decide which one is right for you and your journeys throughout Malvern, Devon, and Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

If you agree that the Audi Q7 model's impressive performance capabilities, comfortable interior, and innovative technologies can't be beat, we encourage you to come take a closer look! Stop by Audi Devon today to see the Audi Q7 in person and take a test drive.

We look forward to meeting you!




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