2017 Acura MDX vs. 2017 Audi Q7: Compare the Acura MDX to the Audi Q7
2017 Acura MDXVS2017 Audi Q7

Acura 2017 MDX Features
  • Performance
  • Interior
  • Technology
  • Safety & Driver Awareness
PerformanceIn comparison with the Audi Q7, agile and efficient performance reign supreme on the 2017 Acura MDX. With a better combined MPG rating and a substantially lighter curb weight (Acura MDX weighs 692 lbs. less than the Audi Q7), resulting in a better power-to-weight ratio, Acura MDX drivers enjoy improved handling and enhanced synergy between man and machine.
MDX with Advance Package shown
2017 Acura MDX
InteriorFor less than the price of a Q7 Premium Plus, you can get MDX with Advance Package, which comes with refinements like natural wood accents (optional on the Audi Q7), second-row captain’s chairs (unavailable on the Audi Q7) and a jaw-dropping increase of 20 cubic ft. of cargo space. The Audi Q7 simply doesn’t hit the same interior benchmarks as the Acura MDX.
MDX with Advance Package shown
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
Technology2017 Acura MDX offers a number of class-leading technological amenities that the 2017 Audi Q7 cannot approach. With the Advance Package, you get 3 times as many USB ports. Combined with a surround-view camera (optional on the Audi Q7), MDX drivers experience the fully-connected embodiment of precision crafted performance.
MDX with Advance Package shown
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
Safety & Driver AwarenessThe 2017 Acura MDX offers AcuraWatch™ standard. Engineered with state-of-the-art safety and driver-assistive features including: Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control53, Lane Keeping Assist59, and Road Departure Mitigation. These features add to the price tag of the Audi Q7.
MDX with Advance Package shown
2017 Acura MDX multi-Information display
Feature Comparison
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  • 2017 Acura MDX wheels2017 AUDI Q7 28i wheels
    Q7 Prestige Shown

    Get performance with style. The wheels available with the Acura MDX are designed to impress at every level.

    MDX with Advance Package shown
  • 2017 Acura MDX interior2017 AUDI Q7 interior
    Q7 Prestige Shown

    The Acura MDX leather interior comes standard but requires an upgrade in the Audi Q7. Natural wood accents and an additional zone of climate control complete the Acura MDX luxury experience.

    MDX with Advance Package shown
  • 2017 Acura MDX headlight2017 AUDI Q7 headlight
    Q7 Prestige Shown

    The Acura MDX offers standard Jewel Eye® LED headlights. The Audi Q7 only offers them as an upgrade.

  • 2017 Acura MDX  seats2017 AUDI Q7 seats
    Q7 Prestige Shown

    Heated second-row captain’s chairs with a versatile center console are included in the MDX Advance Package, yet unavailable in the Audi Q7.

    MDX with Advance Package shown
  • 2017 Acura MDX push button shifter2017 AUDI Q7 shift knob

    The Acura MDX 9-speed electronic gear selector is intuitive in operation and compact in design, so drivers get more interior space.

  • 2017 Acura MDX display screens2017 AUDI Q7 display screen
    Q7 Prestige Shown

    The Acura MDX dual-screen display intuitively divides information while the Audi Q7 only utilizes a single screen.

    MDX with Technology Package shown
2017 Acura MDX vs. 2017 Audi Q7: Price, Performance & Features
2017 Audi Q72017 Acura MDX
Starting price1$56,400$58,800
Base engine3.5L V-63.0L Supercharged V-6
DrivetrainAll-wheel drive with torque vectoringAll-wheel drive with torque vectoring
Horsepower (@ rpm SAE net)290 @ 6200333 @ 5500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm))267 @ 4700325 @ 2900
EPA Mileage Rating
(City / Hwy / Comb.)2
19 / 26 / 2219 / 25 / 21
Curb weight4,2464,938
Power-to-weight ratio.072 hp / lb.064 hp / lb
Transmission9-Speed automatic8-Speed automatic
Paddle shiftersStandardNot available
Push-button gear selectorStandardNot available
Natural wood trimStandardOptional
GPS-linked, solar-sensing climate control10AvailableNot available
Front seat climate controlHeated and ventilatedHeated
Rear seat climate controlHeatedOptional
Heated steering wheelStandardOptional
2nd row captain’s chairsStandardNot available
2nd row window sunshadesStandardOptional
Pandora® compatibility45AvailableNot available
Automatic braking system (CMBS™)StandardOptional
Active lane keeping system59StandardOptional
Adaptive cruise control53StandardOptional
LED HeadlightsStandardOptional
Road Departure MitigationStandardOptional
Aha™ compatibilityAvailableNot available
Surround-View CameraStandardOptional
Capless fuel doorStandardNot available
Cargo capacity behind 3rd row15.8 Inches14.8 Inches
Cargo capacity behind 2nd row43.447 Inches37.5 Inches
Cargo capacity behind 1st row90.947 Inches71.6 Inches
USB charge ports62
Drivetrain Warranty6 yr./ 70,000 mi.164 yr./ 50,000 mi.

MDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website. EPA Fuel economy ratings sourced from the EPA site (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/). Where used, the NHTSA 5-star ratings are sourced from the NHTSA site (http://www.safercar.gov/) , and "True Cost to Own" predictions are from Edmund's site (http://www.edmunds.com/tco.html).

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