MDX: More standard luxury and performance features than Audi Q7 for the price

2018 White Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro

2018 AUDI Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro

MSRP $56,4001
EPA MPG RATING 19 / 252
SPEED 8
ENGINE 3.0L V6 Turbo
2019 White Acura MDX SH-AWD

2019 Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package

MSRP $58,0501
EPA MPG RATING 19 / 262
SPEED 9
ENGINE 3.5L V6
Ready to see where else MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package outperforms Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro? Let's go.
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The Differences are Clear
2018 Audi q7 standard 19-inch wheels
Audi Q7 19" Wheels

Audi Q7 has standard 19-inch wheels. You'll have to upgrade for larger wheel options.

Audi Q7 19" Wheels

Audi Q7 has standard 19-inch wheels. You'll have to upgrade for larger wheel options.

2019 Acura MDX 20
Acura MDX 20" Wheels

MDX's 20-inch alloy wheels perfectly complement the SUV's dynamic exterior styling.

Acura MDX 20" Wheels

MDX's 20-inch alloy wheels perfectly complement the SUV's dynamic exterior styling.

2018 Audi q7 conventional headlights
Audi Q7 Conventional Headlights

Conventional headlights are standard on the Q7, providing a standard illumination experience.

Audi Q7 Conventional Headlights

Conventional headlights are standard on the Q7, providing a standard illumination experience.

2019 Acura MDX jewel eye LED headlights
Acura MDX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

MDX’s Jewel Eye™ headlights boast five LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

Acura MDX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

MDX’s Jewel Eye™ headlights boast five LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

2018 Audi q7  8-way power front seats
Audi Q7 8-Way Power Front Seats

The Q7's front seats offer 8-way power adjustability, and ventilated front seats cost extra.

Audi Q7 8-Way Power Front Seats

The Q7's front seats offer 8-way power adjustability, and ventilated front seats cost extra.

2019 Acura MDX 12 / 14-way power sport seats
Acura MDX 12 / 14-Way Power Sport Seats

MDX’s front sport seats feature 14-way driver and 12-way front passenger power adjustability including 4-way power lumbar support.

Acura MDX 12 / 14-Way Power Sport Seats

MDX’s front sport seats feature 14-way driver and 12-way front passenger power adjustability including 4-way power lumbar support.

2018 Audi q7 steering wheel
Audi Q7 Steering Wheel

The Q7 features a conventional steering wheel; a heated version is an upgrade.

Audi Q7 Steering Wheel

The Q7 features a conventional steering wheel; a heated version is an upgrade.

2019 Acura MDX heated steering wheel
Acura MDX Heated Steering Wheel

MDX's leather-wrapped steering wheel is both stylish and heated.

Acura MDX Heated Steering Wheel

MDX's leather-wrapped steering wheel is both stylish and heated.

Audi q7 single-view display
Audi Q7 Single-View Display

Q7’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

Audi Q7 Single-View Display

Q7’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

2019 Acura MDX dual display
Acura MDX Dual Display

The MDX's On Demand Multi-Use Display™ lets you easily switch between climate, audio, and navigation settings.

Acura MDX Dual Display

The MDX's On Demand Multi-Use Display™ lets you easily switch between climate, audio, and navigation settings.

2018 Audi q7 71.6 cubic feet of cargo space
Audi Q7 71.6 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

The Q7 has less cargo space in all seating configurations than the MDX.

Audi Q7 71.6 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

The Q7 has less cargo space in all seating configurations than the MDX.

2019 Acura MDX 90.9 cubic feet of cargo space
Acura MDX 90.9 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

MDX provides plenty of room for supplies and gear with over 90 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

Acura MDX 90.9 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

MDX provides plenty of room for supplies and gear with over 90 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$419

per month for 36 months $3,299 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$419.00 per month for 36 months. $3,299.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD vehicles (YD4H3JJNW) available from September 5, 2018 through October 31, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $47,195.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $40,907.48. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,084.00. Option to purchase at lease end $26,429.20.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by October 31, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2019 Acura MDX 4 Door Luxury Midsize SUV With Advance Package

Acura MDX vs Audi Q7:
A Triumph of Performance and Comfort

290 Horsepower
SH-AWD® Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™

Comfort should never be optional.

The six-passenger Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package comes standard with a wealth of luxurious interior amenities that you won’t find on the Audi Q7. Front row seats are heated and ventilated. Milano leather seats throughout the luxury SUV let everyone ride in comfort. Second-row passengers can relax in two captain’s chairs and customize their climate with their own heating and A/C controls—features that aren’t available on the Audi SUV. With MDX's seven USB ports to the Q7's two, passengers in every row can charge electronic devices. And with 90.9 cubic feet of cargo volume—19.3 cubic feet more than the Audi Q7—the Acura MDX has ample space to stash everyone’s stuff.

Acura Collision Mitigation Braking System Technology Graphic

Protection is the Priority

MDX SH-AWD® earns a 5-star NHTSAOverall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technology also comes standard, making it one of the most safety-minded SUVs.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)10 uses radar and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro
Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package
AWD Starting At1
$56,400
$58,050
FWD Starting At1
NOT AVAILABLE
$56,050
Comparably Equipped Price3
$63,600
$58,050
PERFORMANCE
3.0L V6 TURBO
3.5L V6
Automatic Transmission
8-SPEED  
9-SPEED  
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
333 @ 5500-6500
290 @ 6200
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
325 @ 2900-5300
267 @ 4700
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
19 / 25 / 21
19 / 26 / 22
Drivetrain
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE   
SUPER HANDLING ALL-WHEEL DRIVE™
AWD Torque Vectoring
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD 
Paddle Shifters
STANDARD
STANDARD
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSIST
Driver's Knee Airbag
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control & Motion-Adaptive Steering5
STANDARD (W/O MAS)
STANDARD
Rear Camera6
SINGLE-VIEW
MULTI-VIEW WITH DYNAMIC GUIDELINES
Surround View Camera System6
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD  
Head-Up Warning (HUW)
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System7
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD 
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System8
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System9
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)12
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)10
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Road Departure Mitigation System11
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow13
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Auto High Beam Headlights
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
GPS-Linked Climate Control
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD  
Heated Steering Wheel
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD  
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof-Open Function
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Second-Row Ride Sunshades (Manual)
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD 
Second-Row A/C & Heating Controls
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
AUDIO SYSTEMS
Premium Audio System
10 SPEAKERS
10 SPEAKERS
Pandora Compatibility14
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Aha Compatibility15
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
USB Ports16
STANDARD (2)
STANDARD (7)
MEDIA & CONNECTIVITY
Continuously Updated Traffic Information18
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD  
Navigation System with 3D View17
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD 
Traffic Rerouting™18
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD  
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration19,20
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Dual-Screen Display
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD (ODMD 2.0)
Siri® Eyes Free21
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
SMS Text Message Capability22
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
12-Volt Power Outlets
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD (2)
110-Volt AC Power Outlet
NOT AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
LED Fog Lights
NOT AVAILABLE  
STANDARD
Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD  
Capless Fuel Fill System
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Wheels & Tires
19"
20"
INTERIOR
Power Driver's Seat
STANDARD (8-WAY)
STANDARD (14-WAY)
Power Front Passenger's Seat
STANDARD (8-WAY)
STANDARD (12-WAY)
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD
STANDARD  
Ventilated Front Seats
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD  
Second-Row Captain's Chairs
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD  
Heated Second-Row Seats
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD  
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD

2019 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$439

per month for 36 months $2,799 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2019 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$439.00 per month for 36 months. $2,799.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2019 MDX 9 Speed Automatic vehicles (YD3H3KJNW) available from September 5, 2018 through October 31, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $45,295.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $41,145.47. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,804.00. Option to purchase at lease end $28,082.90.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by October 31, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2019 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$439

per month for 36 months $3,299 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2019 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$439.00 per month for 36 months. $3,299.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2019 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD vehicles (YD4H3KJNW) available from September 5, 2018 through October 31, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $47,295.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $42,290.88. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,804.00. Option to purchase at lease end $29,322.90.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by October 31, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2019 Six Passenger MDX In Outdoor Setting

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Disclaimer
  • 1  Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional, or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

  • 2  Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

  • 3  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicles to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Premium Plus Trim & Engine: $4,000
    MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system with 8.3” center display: Included ; MMI® all-in-touch with handwriting-recognition technology: Included; Audi side assist with Audi pre sense® rear: Included; Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™: Included; BOSE® 3D Sound System with 19 speakers, BOSE® Advanced Staging Technology, 15-channel amplifier and 558 watts: Included; Driver Assistance Package: $2,400; Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam assist: Included; Audi active lane assist: Included; Audi pre sense® front: Included; High beam assistant: Included; Traffic sign recognition: Included; Cold Weather Package: $650; All-weather floor mats: Included; Heated three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles: Included; Heated rear seats: Included; Rear seat entertainment preparation: $150

  • 4  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).

  • 5  VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver. 

  • Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.

  • 7  The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.

  • 8  FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

    9  LDW only alerts drivers in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 10  CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 11  Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 12  LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 13  Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a collision.



  • 14  Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

  • 15  Compatible smartphone required. All Aha platform feeds are audible, not visual in nature. Vehicle does not provide any feeds. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Launch smartphone applications only when the vehicle is safely parked. Aha is a trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier's rates may apply. 

  • 16  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility. 

  • 17  Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.

  • 18  AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic is operable only in select markets within the 48 contiguous United States, as well as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The service is available at no cost for three years after purchase whereupon it will continue to be available on a subscription basis. 

  • 19  Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.

  • 20  Depending on use, Android Auto can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto. Use of Android Auto is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone. Android Auto vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto when conditions allow you to do so safely.

  • 21  Always remain attentive when driving. Certain functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. Only operate the system when conditions permit you to safely do so. Avoid focusing on the device display or manually operating the system controls while driving. State or local laws may prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.

  • 22  Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth® only. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely. Drive responsibly. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. For safety reasons, always launch your audio application or perform any other operation on your phone or audio device only when the vehicle is safely parked.

  • 23  Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements. 

  • 24  Towing capacity can be increased to 5000 lb. on MDX SH-AWD with dealer-installed accessory.

  • 25  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
2018 White Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro
2019 White Acura MDX SH-AWD Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Seating Capacity
7
6 W/ADVANCE PACKAGE, 7 AVAILABLE
Headroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
38.4 / 38.8 / 35.9
38.1 / 38.3 / 35.6
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
59.5 / 58.5 / 49.4
61.1 / 59.1 / 54.7
Hiproom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
NOT LISTED
57.5 / 57.8 / 40.6
Legroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
41.7 / 38.8 / 29.2
41.4 / 36.6 / 28.1
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.)
117.9
111
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
66.1 / 66.6
66.3 / 66.3
Length (in.)
199.6
196.2
Height (in.)
68.5
67.4
Width (in.)
77.5
77.7
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
NOT LISTED
7.3
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
Not Listed
132.7
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)23
71.6
90.9 
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)23
37.5
43.4 
Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row) (cu. ft.)23
14.8
15.8 
Curb Weight (lb.)
4,916
4,303
Max Towing (lb.)24
7,700
3,500 – 5,000
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
22.5
19.5
WARRANTY
Basic Warranty (years / miles)25
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000 
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)25
4 / 50,000
6 / 70,000 
Corrosion Warranty (years / miles)25
12 / UNLIMITED
5 / UNLIMITED