2019 Audi Q7 vs Volvo XC90

Both the 2019 Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90 deliver on the factors that are most important to SUV buyers, such as comfort, space, style, and technology. Despite these similarities, there are some differences to consider as well.

Drivers in Devon and Malvern can find out the key differences between these smart luxury SUVs with our 2019 Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 comparison.


The Q7 and the XC90 share a powerful range of engines with lively acceleration. The Q7 comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder that produces 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 3.0L V6 that produces 329 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. The XC90 also has a 2.0L 4-cylinder, producing 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The upgrade for the XC90 is a turbocharged 4-cylinder that produces just 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The XC90 has front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive options, whereas the Q7 comes standard with all-wheel drive.

To improve performance and handling, the Q7 uses the Audi Drive Select system that modifies the throttle response, shift points, and steering effort to adjust the ride quality.

Interior Space and Comfort

With seating for seven, the Q7 and the XC90 satisfy the needs of drivers looking for family space or carpooling. The standard leather seats and ample support of the Q7 make it a dream for long-distance drives, especially with the additional massage functionality and upgraded leather offered on some trim levels. Unfortunately, the XC90 lacks many of these features and uses some thin materials in the cabin, lowering its look and feel.

In the cargo hold, the Q7 offers 14.2 cubic feet of space that expands to 69.6 cubic feet with the seats folded, as well as a power liftgate for convenient loading and unloading. The XC90 has comparable cargo space but lacks the overall usability and unobstructed cargo bay of the Q7.


As luxury SUVs, the Q7 and the XC90 both have impressive, convenient technology features to make the driving experience safer and more enjoyable. Satellite navigation, Bluetooth® connectivity, and infotainment systems are an offer for both, though the Q7 steps it up with the Audi virtual cockpit. This user-friendly system uses a digital gauge for vehicle information, so you to find what you need quickly. The XC90 lacks a similar feature.

The Q7 also uses a more advanced infotainment system, the MMI® all-in-touch. This interface is touted for its exceptional functionality and ergonomics, such as a rotary controller for precision inputs and high-tech voice commands that recognize natural language. It also has a handwriting-recognition pad on the console to navigate the infotainment menu quickly. Neither of these features is available for the XC90.

Test Drive the 2019 Audi Q7

As this 2019 Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 comparison has shown, the Q7 outmaneuvers the XC90 in performance, handling, space, comfort, quality, and technology.

Drivers in Devon and Malvern can find out more about the 2019 Audi Q7 by visiting Audi Devon. Call or stop by our dealership today to schedule your test drive!

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