2016 Acura MDX vs. 2015 Audi Q7: Compare the Acura MDX to the Audi Q7
2016 Acura MDXVS2015 Audi Q7
The Acura MDX has clear advantages over the Audi Q7 Quattro.
Acura 2016 MDX Features
  • Performance
  • Interior
  • Technology
  • Safety and Convenience
PerformanceThe MDX has a larger, more powerful engine that doesn’t require a thirsty turbocharger. While the Q7 only offers an AWD option, the MDX offers a 2-wheel drive option for those who want it. The MDX also has Variable Cylinder Management™ giving the MDX significantly better MPG than the Q7. Only the MDX AWD system provides torque vectoring – the ability to actively transfer power between the rear wheels, which improves handling in all road conditions.
2016 Acura MDX
InteriorThe clear road view of LED headlights, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror and paddle shifters all come standard on the MDX while you can’t get any of them on the Q7 at any price. The MDX even comes standard with Active Sound Control. And while the Q7 offers a panoramic moonroof at an additional cost, a power moonroof comes standard on the MDX.
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
TechnologyThe available navigation system on the MDX has a GPS-linked, solar-sensing climate control, a feature that can’t be found on the Q7. The MDX also comes standard with Bluetooth® streaming audio11 and a multi-view rear camera50, both features that will cost you extra on the Q7. The MDX even comes standard with SMS Text Message Function40 and Pandora® capability45, neither of which are available on the Q7.
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
Safety and ConvenienceCarrying up to seven people is the calling card of any 3-row SUV but fill each to capacity and there will be more shoulder room for everyone in the MDX as well as more cargo space. And AcuraWatchTM features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist59 They’re not even available on the Q7.
2016 Acura MDX multi-Information display
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Feature Comparison
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  • 2016 Acura MDX wheel2015 Audi Q7 wheel
    The wheels on the MDX exude style and performance.
  • 2016 Acura MDX Jewel-Eye headlight2015 Audi Q7 headlight
    The MDX’s standard Jewel-Eye™ LED headlights provide a whiter, brighter beam than bi-xenon headlights.
  • 2016 Acura MDX interior2015 Audi Q7 interior
    The MDX interior surrounds passengers in luxury with metallic accents providing a stylish contrast.
  • 2016 Acura MDX seats2015 Audi Q7 seats
    The MDX offers more second-row headroom and more third-row shoulder room than the Q7.
  • 2016 Acura MDX push button shifter2015 Audi Q7 shift knob
    The push button gear selector on the MDX drives circles around the Q7 offering.
  • 2016 Acura MDX display dials2015 Audi Q7 display dials
    The MDX’s nav system and On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™) touch screen put the information you need right where you need it.
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2016 Acura MDX vs. 2015 Audi Q7: Price, Performance and Features
2015 Audi Q72016 Acura MDX
Starting price1$42,865$48,300
Base engine3.5L V-63.0L Turbo V6
Transmission9-Speed automatic with paddle shifters8-speed automatic
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive or All-wheel drive with torque-vectoringAll-wheel drive
EPA Mileage Rating
(City / Hwy / Comb.)27
FWD: 19 / 27 / 22
w/ Idle Stop: 20 / 27 / 23
AWD: 18 / 26 / 21
w/ Idle Stop: 19 / 26 / 22
16 / 22 /18
Horsepower (SAE net)290 @ 6200280 @ 4920
LED HeadlightsStandardNot available
Active Sound Control AvailableNot available
Rear camera50Multi-viewSingle-view
Power moonroofStandardOptional
Power tilt/telescopic steering StandardOptional
Bluetooth® streaming audio11StandardOptional
SMS / Email / Siri® Eyes Free40StandardNot available
Pandora® compatibility45StandardNot available
Aha™ compatibilityStandardNot available
110-volt AC power outletAvailableNot available
GPS-linked, solar-sensing climate control10AvailableNot available
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system56AvailableNot available
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)59AvailableNot available
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)55AvailableNot available
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Head-Up WarningAvailableNot available
Road Departure Mitigation systemAvailableNot available
Powertrain Warranty166yr / 70K miles4yr / 50K miles

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