If you’re looking for an outstanding three-row luxury SUV around Las Vegas, there are two options that stand above the rest: the 2020 Acura MDX vs. Audi Q7. And while the 2019 Audi Q7 is a popular model, the 2020 Acura MDX is simply the better package overall. It’s more powerful, more efficient, more capable – not to mention, less expensive! See for yourself with our MDX vs. Q7 comparison guide below:
MDX vs. Q7: Price
Even though both models are three-row SUVs, there is a large difference in price between the two. The Acura MDX may have more power and cabin space, yet it has a starting price of just $44,500 MSRP*. The Audi Q7 starts at $53,550 MSRP, which is a difference of nearly $10,000! And as you’ll see, the lower-priced MDX outperforms the Q7 across a number of categories.
MDX vs. Q7: Performance
Audi, MDX, which has the better performance in North Las Vegas? You might be surprised by just what the MDX brings to the table:
- Engine: The Acura MDX generates more horsepower with its 290-hp 3.5L V6 engine. The Audi Q7 can’t quite keep up with its base 248-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine.
- Transmission: The MDX offers smooth and seamless shifting with its nine-speed automatic transmission, compared to the eight-speed automatic on the Q7.
- MPG: You might think that the higher-powered MDX suffers from poor fuel economy, but it’s not the case. The MDX manages to achieve greater fuel economy figures with an extra mile per gallon in the city and an extra 2 miles per gallon on the highway**.
- Towing: Finally, the MDX can handle up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with SH-AWD™, but the base-level Q7 only manages 4,400 pounds.
MDX vs. Q7: Cabin
Finally, which model has the better cabin? Mesquite drivers will appreciate the extra space onboard the MDX. While the Q7 only offers 69.9 cubic feet of cargo space, you can get up to 90.9 cubic feet in the MDX with seat folded. And with standard luxuries like Sport Seats with leather-trimmed interior, heated front seats, smartphone integration, and more, it’s clear that the Acura MDX offers the more refined driving experience.
Take Your Test Drive with Findlay Acura
Now that you’ve read all about the 2020 Acura MDX vs. Audi Q7, feel free to try out the winning model with Findlay Acura. Visit us in Henderson to see our MDX inventory and contact us with any questions. Still researching the competition? Compare the 2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 INFINITI QX60.
*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.**Based on 2020 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 only) and other factors.