Audi Q7 can't compete with MDX luxury and performance

2019 White Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro

2019 AUDI Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro

MSRP $59,9501
MPG (City/Hwy) 19/252
SPEED 8
ENGINE 3.0L V6 Turbo
2020 White Acura MDX SH-AWD

2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package

MSRP $58,0501
MPG (City/Hwy) 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
2019 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.

2020 Acura MDX 20-Inch Wheels
Acura MDX 20" Wheels

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

Acura MDX 20" Wheels

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

2019 Audi Q7 Standard 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.

2020 Acura MDX Jewel Eye LED Headlights
Acura MDX Jewel Eye LEDs

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

Acura MDX Jewel Eye LEDs

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

2019 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.

2020 Acura MDX 12 / 14-Way Power Sport Seats
Acura MDX 12-Way Power Sport Seats

Font sport seats on MDX feature 12-way power adjustability including 4-way power lumbar support.

Acura MDX 12-Way Power Sport Seats

Font sport seats on MDX feature 12-way power adjustability including 4-way power lumbar support.

2019 Audi Q7 Black 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.

2020 Acura MDX Black Heated Steering Wheel
Acura MDX Heated Steering Wheel

The leather-wrapped steering wheel on MDX is both stylish and heated.

Acura MDX Heated Steering Wheel

The leather-wrapped steering wheel on MDX is both stylish and heated.

2019 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.

2020 Acura MDX Dual Display Dashboard
Acura MDX Dual Display

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

Acura MDX Dual Display

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

2019 Audi Q7 71.6 Cubic Feet of Trunk 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.

2020 Acura MDX 90.9 Cubic Feet of Trunk 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.20

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.20

2020 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Loyalty/Conquest Lease. For well-qualified lessees who currently own a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle.

$409

per month for 36 months $2,999 total due at signing

Includes down payment; no security deposit required. Excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees who currently own a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle.

2020 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Loyalty/Conquest Lease. For well-qualified lessees who currently own a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle.

$409.00 per mo. for 36 mo. $2,999.00 due at lease signing.

Includes down payment; no security deposit required. Excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees who currently own a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle.

Subject to availability through January 2, 2020 on approved credit through Acura Financial Services®, DBA American Honda Finance Corp. Closed-end lease for 2020 MDX 9 Speed Automatic (YD3H3LJNW). Lease offer only available to current qualified owners of any 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle. MSRP $45,395.00 (includes destination; excludes tax, title, license, insurance, registration, options, documentation fees and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $36,004.05. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Total monthly payments $14,724.00. Option to purchase at lease end $26,329.10. Dealer participation may affect actual payment. Dealer sets actual sales prices.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by January 2, 2020. Monthly payment/total due at lease signing calculated with $1,000 towards cap cost reduction. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear, and up to 20 cents/mile over 10,000 miles/year. Not all customers qualify for Loyalty/Conquest offer. See participating Acura dealer for complete details.

2020 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 SUV let everyone ride in comfort. Second-row passengers can customize their climate with their own heating and A/C controls while relaxing in captain’s chairs — a seating option that isn't available on the Audi SUV. With seven USB ports to the Q7's two, passengers in every row of the MDX 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 Driver Safety 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 

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)9 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
2019 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro
2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package
AWD Starting At1
$59,950
$58,050
FWD Starting At1
NOT AVAILABLE
$56,050
PERFORMANCE
3.0L V6 TURBO
3.5L V6
Automatic Transmission
8-SPEED  
9-SPEED  
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
329 @ 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™
Paddle Shifters
STANDARD
STANDARD
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSIST
Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Not Available
STANDARD
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control & Motion-Adaptive Steering4
STANDARD (W/O MAS)
STANDARD
Rear Camera5
SINGLE-VIEW
MULTI-VIEW WITH DYNAMIC GUIDELINES
Surround View Camera System5
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) System6
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD 
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System8
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)11
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)9
STANDARD
STANDARD
Road Departure Mitigation System10
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow12
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Auto High Beam Headlights
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Tri-Zone, Automatic Climate Control with Air-Quality Sensor & Air Filtration
STANDARD
STANDARD  
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
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
AUDIO SYSTEMS
Premium Audio System
10 SPEAKERS
10 SPEAKERS
Pandora Compatibility13
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Aha Compatibility14
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
USB Ports15
STANDARD (2)
STANDARD (7)
MEDIA & CONNECTIVITY
Navigation System with 3D View16
STANDARD
STANDARD 
Continuously Updated Traffic Information17
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD  
Traffic Rerouting™17
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD  
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration18,19
STANDARD
STANDARD
Dual-Screen Display
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD (ODMD 2.0)
12-Volt Power Outlets
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD (3)
110-Volt AC Power Outlet
NOT AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
LED Fog Lights
STANDARD
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 (12-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  

Acura Military Program

$750
in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura Military Program

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Active Duty U.S. Military, (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) and their spouses.
  • Active Duty U.S. Military Ready Reserve, (Inactive National Guard, Individual Ready Reserve, Selected Reserve) and their spouses.
  • U.S. Military Veterans who are within one (1) year of separation from active service, and their spouses.(Veteran: A service member who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.)
  • Military Retiree: Service members who remain on active duty or serve in the Reserves or Guard for a sufficient period of time (minimum of 20 years).
  • Spouses of U.S. Military Retirees (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) who are within one (1) year of separation from active service.
Client Requirements:

  • Provide Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) as proof of military status or active service at the time of purchase or lease.
  • Spouses of a member of the U.S. Military must provide proof of relationship by presenting a Military ID, or provide spouse' LES. Only a copy of LES will be retained by the dealership for verification.
  • Meet AFS credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract
  • (Lease) $750 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $750 reduction.
  • (Purchase) $750 is applied toward the down payment.[1]

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2020 and may be terminated at any time. NOTE: During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease with Acura Financial Services, buyer may not take their vehicle outside of the United States without prior written consent of Acura Financial Services. During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease, buyer must notify Acura Financial Services immediately of any change in buyer's address.

Acura College Graduate Program

$500
in savings

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura College Graduate Program

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Eligible client has graduated within the past two years or will graduate within the next six months with a masters, bachelor or associate degree from a U.S. –accredited college or registered nursing school.
  • Meet Acura Financial Services (AFS) credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract.
  • Eligible client must be listed on AFS contract as the primary buyer.
  • Provide a copy of a diploma or college transcripts as proof of graduation eligibility and all other documents required by AFS.
  • Lease: $500 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $500 reduction. Purchase: $500 is applied toward the down payment.
The following Acura Financial Services® requirements may apply:

  • No adverse credit history
  • Proof of employment or a firm commitment from an employer (verifiable) with a start date no more than 120 days from the date of the AFS contract.
  • Monthly income sufficient to cover current obligations, living expenses and the vehicle payment.

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $500 Acura College Graduate offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2020 and may be terminated at any time.

2020 Acura MDX Luxury SUVs Front and Back Views

Don’t just take our word. Experience MDX for yourself.

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 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, and other factors.

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

  • 4  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.

  • 6  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.

  • 7  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.

  • 8  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.

  • 9  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.

  • 10  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.

  • 11  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.

  • 12  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.
  • 13  Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

  • 14  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. 

  • 15  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. 

  • 16  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.

  • 17  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. 

  • 18  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.

  • 19  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.

  • 20  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. 

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

  • 22  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
2019 White Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro 2019 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro
2020 White Acura MDX SH-AWD 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Seating Capacity
7
6 W/ADVANCE PACKAGE, 7 AVAILABLE
Headroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
39.9 / 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
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)20
71.6
90.9 
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)20
37.5
43.4 
Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row) (cu. ft.)20
14.2
15.8 
Curb Weight (lb.)
4,927
4,303
Max Towing (lb.)21
7,700
3,500 – 5,000
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
22.5
19.5
WARRANTY
Basic Warranty (years / miles)22
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000 
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)22
4 / 50,000
6 / 70,000