Comparison: 2017 Acura MDX vs 2017 Audi Q7

July 20th, 2017 by

When shopping for a luxury crossover, shoppers today have been looking past the German brands to automakers that cater to a range of budgets, because luxury isn’t defined by a price tag – and who would want to pay more than necessary?

Middletown drivers who are weighing the 2017 Acura MDX against the 2017 Audi Q7 might look at price first and see that the Acura is a better value. Look further, and that notion only strengthens. Check out our one-to-one comparison to see which luxury crossover is right for you:


Acura MDX

The 2017 MDX earned a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration‡. Additionally the 2017 Acura MDX was named a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, receiving best-possible scores across the board.

All models of the 2017 MDX come standard with the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver assistance technology. This includes Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with low-speed follow, and a Multi-View Camera with Dynamic Gridlines. The MDX is also available with Head-Up Warning, Blind Spot Information System, Surround-View Camera System, and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.

Audi Q7

While the 2017 Audi Q7 was also named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, it was not evaluated by the federal NHTSA.

The Q7 comes standard with Audi pre sense basic (collision warning and automatic braking), Audi pre sense city (pedestrian monitor), drive select, and parking system plus with rear view camera. The Premium Plus trim adds side assist, pre sense rear, rear cross traffic alert, and vehicle exit assist, while the Prestige model gives you a head-up display with navigation and a top view camera system.


Acura MDX

Each model of the 2017 MDX is equipped with a power moonroof, power tailgate, and exterior LED lighting. Additionally, it features standard tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, keyless access, push-button start, leather-trimmed sport seats, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, ambient cabin lighting, and the choice between a selection of luxe accents, including high-gloss wood and natural olive ash burl wood. Plus, third-row access is easy with the One-Touch Smart Slide Walk-In feature, which folds the second row and slides it forward with the push of a button.

Also, you have the option for premium leather seating, heated second-row seats, second-row captain’s chairs, and a heated steering wheel.

Audi Q7

The Q7 comes standard with three-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, 8-way power adjustable front seats, and sunroof. It also features LED exterior lighting and a power tailgate, making its base model very comparable to the MDX. Upper trims are also similar in terms of interior features, except the Q7 does not come available with heated second-row seats and does not feature an equivalent to the One-Touch Smart Slide Walk-In feature.


Acura MDX Starting at $44,050**

Audi Q7 Starting at $49,000 MSRP


**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

‡Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program ( Models tested

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