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Compare the New Audi Q7 to the BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class & INFINITI QX60

 Audi Q7
Volvo XC90
 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Audi Q7 vs. BMW X5

  • At entry level, the Audi Q7 is boasts a markedly more accessible base MSRP of $49,950 as compared with the 57,595 MSRP BMW X5, yet still manages to offer comparable luxury features and performance.
  • The Audi Q7 offers better city fuel economy than the BMW X5, making it a smart bet for metropolitan commuters here in Lafayette, LA.
  • Want a three-row crossover you can truly feel safe ferrying your family around in? The Audi Q7 was rated as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the BMW X5 was not.
  • With power-folding third-row seats in the Audi Q7, it's easy to go from driving your kids around to toting luggage and groceries in a flash, while the BMW X5 requires its cramped rear seats to be folded away manually.

Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90

  • Got a growing family? If so, the Audi Q7 is well-equipped to accommodate you with seating for up to seven passengers right from its base trim. On the other hand, the Volvo XC90's base trim only offers seating for up to five passengers at base, meaning you'll have to pay more to get that extra space.
  • Want a three-row crossover that can tow? The Audi Q7 can confidently haul up to 7,700 pounds, while the Volvo XC90 tops out at just 5,000 pounds.
  • The Volvo XC90 is less powerful overall in comparison to the Audi Q7, offering a maximum of 316 horsepower relative to the Q7's top output of 333 horsepower.
  • Need something to keep the kids occupied on longer road trips? The Audi Q7 features an available rear seat entertainment system to keep your little ones happy and occupied on long, boring car rides, while you simply enjoy the drive. Unfortunately for parents in the Volvo XC90, no such comparable system exists on this Swedish crossover.

Audi Q7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

  • The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is significantly more expensive than a comparably equipped Audi Q7, as you'll have to shell out roughly $67,975 MSRP just to get behind the wheel of its base diesel-powered trim, while the gasoline powered base trim of the Audi Q7 clocks in at comfortable $49,950 MSRP.
  • Speaking of diesel, the base engine for the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class may churn out quite a bit of torque, but it only barely edges out the Audi Q7 on horsepower and returns dismal fuel economy at just 14 mpg city / 18 mpg highway. By comparison, with its peppy gasoline powertrain returns up to 20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway and boasts a respectable 0-60 mph time of just 5.9 seconds.
  • Looking for luxurious leather upholstery in your next car? You'll find it as part of the Audi Q7's extensive standard feature list, while the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class only offers premium vinyl as a standard feature, meaning you'll have to pay more for leather.
  • Keeping your passengers comfortable has long been a challenge in three-row crossovers, but with the Audi Q7 it doesn't have to be. Featuring standard tri-zone automatic climate control, it's only too easy for you and your passengers to enjoy total comfort in the Audi Q7. By comparison, the Mercedes-Benz GLS only has dual-zone climate control among its standard features.

Audi Q7 vs. INFINITI QX60

  • Customization has never been INFINITI's strong suite, and unfortunately, the INFINITI QX60 is no exception. With just one conventional and one hybrid trim available and seven option packages to choose from, the INFINITI is much harder to customize than the Audi Q7, which offers five trim levels and a whole host of option packages to choose from.
  • With selectable drive modes, the Audi Q7 is great for taking in a comfortable cruise around Lafayette with family, or enjoying a little bit of sporty, dynamic driving fun in your downtime. By comparison, the INFINITI QX60 lacks selectable drive modes, and its handling has been rated as much less responsive by numerous automotive critics.
  • Love listening to tunes on the road? If so, you'll want to spring for the Audi Q7 with its available 19-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system, which is much better than the 13-speaker Bose audio system available with the INFINITI QX60
  • Need a little help maneuvering in and out of tight parallel parking spaces? With its available front and rear parking sensors, the Audi Q7 is adept at helping you do so, while no comparable features are offered on the INFINITI QX60.


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