Acura MDX vs Audi Q7

Acura MDX in WhiteIf you’re looking for a new luxury SUV in Boise, Nampa, or Meridian, the Acura MDX and the Audi Q7 are sure to be at the top of your list. The question is: Which one has the capability, premium amenities, and advanced features you need?

To help you answer that question, our team here at Lyle Pearson Acura has created this Acura MDX vs. Audi Q7 comparison. Keep reading to see which vehicle comes out on top!

Acura MDX vs Audi Q7 Interior Versatility

Acura MDX Leather SeatsBoth the Acura MDX and Audi Q7 have a host of comfort amenities and plenty of space for your friends and family. They both offer seating for seven and the sophisticated relaxation of leather-trimmed seats.

These SUVs also come standard with tri-zone automatic climate control systems, but the Acura MDX takes your comfort a step further. Its available GPS-Linked Climate Control system can monitor the position of the sun, calculate its effect on the cabin, and adjust accordingly. So, no matter where your adventure leads, you’ll be able to stay at the ideal temperature.

When it’s time to pack up for a road trip, the Acura MDX has a lot more room for all your cargo. Behind the third-row seats, there’s 15.8 cubic feet of space compared to just 14.2 cubic feet in the Q7.

The MDX really shines when the rear seats are folded flat. It boasts a maximum cargo capacity of 90.9 cubic feet. The Audi Q7 is maxed out at 69.9 cubic feet.

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MDX vs Q7 Performance & Efficiency

Under the hood of each SUV, you’ll find a very powerful standard engine. The 2.0L 45 TFSI® engine of the Q7 kicks out 248 horsepower. You’ll get a little bit more with the standard 3.5L V6 of the MDX, however, as it generates up to 290 horsepower.

Both models are also quite fuel efficient; however, you’ll be able to go farther with the Acura MDX. It boasts an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG.1 The Q7, on the other hand, can only manage an EPA-estimated 19 city/25 highway MPG.

If you’re looking to upgrade your efficiency to a hybrid level, you can only do that with the MDX. Its available hybrid configuration mates a powerful lithium-ion battery to a 3.0L V6 engine and boosts your fuel economy to an EPA-estimated 26 city/27 highway MPG.1

Acura MDX vs Audi Q7 Advanced Safety Features

Acura MDX ExteriorThe Acura MDX comes standard with AcuraWatch™. It arms this SUV with a host of driver-assisting technologies that’ll help give you more peace of mind out on the road. They include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

The Audi Q7 also includes a wide array of similar features that’ll help boost your confidence. Audi active lane assist and Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic jam assist will look out for you while you’re cruising down the highway.

However, the Acura MDX takes your safety to the next level with the standard Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. It utilizes advanced structural elements to absorb and divert collision force away from the cabin. That means you’ll have more peace of mind with precious cargo in tow.

Acura MDX vs Audi Q7: We Have a Winner!

The competition was fierce; but, in the end, it was the Acura MDX that pulled out the victory. It has the comfort, space, and efficiency you need for your next adventure in Boise, Nampa, or Meridian. If you’d like to experience this SUV in person, visit us at Lyle Pearson Acura.

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1. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

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*Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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