Comparison: 2018 Acura MDX vs. 2018 Audi Q7

July 17th, 2018 by

The 2018 Acura MDX is one option for a third-row luxury SUV that has been in this segment for quite some time, along with the Audi Q7. The Acura and Audi are incredibly close in price, both seat up to seven passengers, and have all the safety features drivers want to keep their family safe. There is no doubt that each of these SUV’s are a great option, but we think the 2018 Acura MDX pulls out to the head of the pack.

 

We will line these two third-row SUVs up head to head and allow you to choose which one is best for your next vehicle. If you favor the 2018 MDX as much as we do, come in and schedule a test drive with us at Friendly Acura in Middletown, New York.

 

Performance

2018 Acura MDX

The 2018 Acura MDX gets excellent fuel economy for a third row SUV, bringing 20/27 MPG city/highway and 23 MPG combined*. The 3.5-liter V6 engine pumps out the exceptional fuel efficiency as well as 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. All this power operating inside the 2018 MDX allows the vehicle to tow up to 3,500 lbs, making it the perfect SUV to tow any weekend toys.

 

2018 Audi Q7

The 2018 Audi Q7 has a fuel economy of 19/25 MPG city/highway and 21 MPG combined. The engine inside the Q7 is a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline four that produces 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The build selected for the 2018 Q7 contributes to a smooth and comfortable ride for both the driver and passengers inside the seven-passenger SUV.

 

Safety

2018 Acura MDX

The 2018 Acura has a suite of safety features that come standard for 2018. All models of the MDX leave Friendly Acura’s lot equipped with LED headlights, forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with active lane control, and adaptive cruise control. If you want to upgrade your features, the MDX Technology package adds some extra safety features. This trim package adds blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert. Going a step further with the Advanced package, you MDX will be equipped with everything previously mentioned, and a surround view camera system.

 

2018 Audi Q7

The 2018 Audi Q7 has safety features to keep drivers and their families safe whether on a weekend getaway, or a weeknight sporting event. Every Q7 will come furnished with AWD making the vehicle an all-weather warrior. All models also feature a low-speed automatic emergency braking system, Pre Cense City. This system can apply the vehicle’s brakes on its own and brings the SUV a stopped position if the Q7 senses a collision happening at speeds lower than 52 MPH. A rear-view camera is standard on all 2018 Audi Q7 models, but you will have to upgrade to the Premium or Prestige model trim to get more safety features, a surround-view camera system and LED headlights.

 

Pricing

2018 Acura MDX

Starts at $44,200**

 

2018 Audi Q7

Starts at $49,900

 

*2018 EPA mileage based on 2018 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.

**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.

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