Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7 Front - Comparison #1

Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7
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Volvo XC90 versus Audi Q7

Perhaps its that double linear LED headlight design that makes these two SUVs look alike, but one thing is clear: Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90 are direct competitors in mid-size luxury SUV segment.

For now Audi offers only one engine for the Q7, which is a 3-liter supercharged V6 that produces 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Volvo, on the other hand, has a smaller and cheaper options for the XC90, which brings the starting price down to $43,950. That's more than ten grand less than what you'd get a Q7 for.

But smaller beginning isn't an issue here as going up the engine line we get better match for the Q7 in Volvo's XC90 T6 AWD configuration.

Both SUV's have all-wheel drive systems, essential third row seats, and get 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The XC90 T6 starts from $49,800, which is still significantly less than Audi's $54,800 starting price for the Q7. The Volvo is less powerful than the Audi, which affects acceleration and towing capacity. The Q7 is slightly longer, and wider than the XC90.

Specification Comparison

2016 Volvo XC902017 Audi Q7
Configuration
Trim
  • T5 Inscription SUV
  • T5 Momentum SUV
  • T5 R-Design SUV
  • T6 First Edition SUV
  • T6 Inscription SUV
  • T6 Momentum SUV
  • T6 R-Design SUV
  • 2.0T Premium Plus Quattro SUV
  • 2.0T Premium Quattro SUV
  • 3.0T Premium Plus Quattro SUV
  • 3.0T Premium Quattro SUV
  • 3.0T Prestige Quattro SUV
Price
MSRP$43,950 - $65,700$49,000 - $65,000
Powertrain
Engine
  • 2.0L Inline-4
  • 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo
  • 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo
  • 3.0L V-6 Supercharged
Power250 - 316 hp252 - 333 hp
Torque258 - 295 lb-ft273 - 325 lb-ft
Transmission8-Speed Automatic8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Towing Capacity4,000 - 5,000 lbs4,400 - 7,700 lbs
Performance
0 to 60 mph6.6 - 7.9 sec5.7 sec
Fuel Consumption
MPG (City / Comb. / Hw.)20 - 22 / 22 - 24 / 25 - 26 19 - 20 / 21 - 22 / 25
Tank Capacity18.8 gal22.5 gal
Exterior Dimensions
Width84.3 in87.1 in
Width w/o Mirrors79.1 in77.5 in
Length194.8 - 194.9 in199.6 in
Height69.9 in68.5 in
Wheelbase117.5 in117.9 in
Interior Dimensions
Third Row Seats
First Row Leg Room40.9 in41.7 in
First Row Head Room38.9 in38.4 in
First Row Shoulder Room57.7 in59.5 in
Second Row Leg Room37.0 in38.8 in
Second Row Head Room38.5 in38.8 in
Second Row Shoulder Room56.5 in58.5 in
Third Row Leg Room31.9 in29.2 in
Third Row Head Room35.5 - 36.3 in35.9 in
Third Row Shoulder Room46.9 in49.4 in

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