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Acura MDX vs. Audi Q7

When comparing the Acura MDX to the Audi Q7, the Acura MDX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Acura MDX versus the Audi Q7, the Acura MDX is a better car than the Audi Q7.

Acura MDX versus Audi Q7 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura MDX ranges from $31,578 to $44,466 while a used Audi Q7 from the same model year range is priced between $35,998 to $54,492. For a new model, the Acura MDX's price is between $52,913 and $74,261, with the Audi Q7 priced between $63,170 and $79,046.

Acura MDX versus Audi Q7 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura MDX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Audi Q7's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the Acura MDX being ranked 2 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the Audi Q7 being ranked 8 out of 67. Out of 21 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs, the Acura MDX is ranked 21 and the Audi Q7 is ranked 5. The Acura MDX is also ranked 2 out of 11 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs for the Money while the Audi Q7 is ranked 5 out of 11. The Acura MDX is also ranked 4 out of 25 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows while the Audi Q7 is ranked 8 out of 25.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura MDX’s base engine makes 290 horsepower, and the Audi Q7 base engine makes 261 horsepower. The MDX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 481 miles. The Q7 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 563 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Audi Q7 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Acura MDX.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Acura MDX and the Audi Q7 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Acura MDX has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$52,913 - $74,261

Used Asking Price:

$31,578 - $44,466

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$63,170 - $79,046

Used Asking Price:

$35,998 - $54,492

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

9.3 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 67
1 / 21
2 / 67
2 / 21
4 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 21
8 / 67
8 / 25
9 / 21
10 / 67
13 / 25

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SH-AWD Type S w/Advance Package, SH-AWD Type S, Base, w/Tech, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD, SH-AWD w/Tech, SH-AWD w/Advance

Trim Levels

quattro Premium 45 TFSI, quattro Premium 55 TFSI, quattro Premium Plus 45 TFSI, quattro Premium Plus 55 TFSI, quattro Prestige 55 TFSI

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.068 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

261 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

352 / 481 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 25 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

428 / 563 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.3 inches

Cargo Space:

16.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

71.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

155.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.5 inches

Cargo Space:

14.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

69.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4271 lbs

Width:

78.7 inches

Height:

67.1 inches

Length:

198.4 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4817 lbs

Width:

87.1 inches

Height:

68.5 inches

Length:

199.3 inches

Wheelbase:

117.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

255/55R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/55R19