In comparing the 2021 Audi Q7's and the 2021 Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, The 2021 Volvo XC90 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Audi Q7's and the 2021 Volvo XC90's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Volvo XC90 is a better car than the 2021 Audi Q7.
2021 Audi Q7 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Pricing
A used 2021 Audi Q7 ranges from $37,471 to $57,530 while a used 2021 Volvo XC90 is priced between $35,998 to $51,817.
2021 Audi Q7 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Audi Q7 loses 53.1 percent of its value and the 2021 Volvo XC90 loses 48.9 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Volvo XC90 retains 4.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Audi Q7.
2021 Audi Q7 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi Q7 is 8.3 out of 10 while the Volvo XC90's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Audi Q7 being ranked 7 out of 24 Best Luxury 7-Seater SUVs and the Volvo XC90 being ranked 3 out of 24. Out of 32 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows, the Audi Q7 is ranked 8 and the Volvo XC90 is ranked 4. The Audi Q7 is also ranked 10 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Volvo XC90 is ranked 3 out of 67.
2021 Audi Q7 vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Audi Q7 is 7.9 out of 10. For the Volvo XC90 the reliability rating is 8.5 out of 10. This gives the Volvo XC90 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Audi Q7.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Audi Q7’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the 2021 Volvo XC90 base engine makes 250 horsepower. The Q7 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 455 miles. The XC90 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 564 miles. This gives the 2021 Volvo XC90 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Audi Q7. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Audi Q7 and the 2021 Volvo XC90 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.
What may seem like a huge price advantage for the Volvo XC90 is partially offset by the Audi Q7's standard all-wheel drive. Still, a comparably equipped new XC90 costs thousands less than the Q7. The XC90 features conservative Scandinavian design, both inside and out, whereas the Q7's exterior styling is sharper, and the interior emphasizes technology. While both SUVs have comfortable seating for seven across three rows, Volvo's seats are legendary for their comfort and support. The Q7's touchscreen infotainment system is a bit more user-friendly and responsive. Both SUVs come with a standard hands-free power liftgate, but the XC90 offers significantly more cargo space. Audi has a significant performance advantage with the SQ7 and its 500-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V8. The Q7 can tow more, as well. The Q7's suspension is tuned for athletic handling, whereas the XC90 emphasizes comfort and smoothness. The XC90 is much more fuel-efficient than the Q7 and even offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain that provides 18 miles of all-electric range.