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Compare The Acura MDX vs. The Audi Q7 in Sioux Falls

2019 Acura MSX

As you consider your next luxury SUV in Sioux Falls, the Acura MDX should be top on your list! While you shop, we bring you a side by side comparison of the Acura MDX vs Audi Q7. 

The Acura MDX will surely turn heads when you drive in Sioux Falls with the three-row luxury SUV. Driving an Audi Q7 isn’t too shabby, but when compared head-to-head against the MDX supercar, we know you’ll see why the new Acura MDX comes out on top.


Standard Luxury

Starting with what comes standard in the MDX vs Q7, we outlined all the areas where the new Acura MDX comes out on top:

  • -Adaptive Cruise Control
  • -LED Headlights
  • -Noise/Sound Cancellation
  • -Speed Sensing Interval Wipers
  • -Hill Start Assist

Superior Engine and Fuel Economy

When comparing horsepower, the MDX’s standard V6 engine produces a total of 290hp versus the Q7’s 252hp. Having more power means you’ll be able to accelerate more efficiently from a stop and you’ll also have more towing strength. Paired with this impressive horsepower is the MDX’s equally remarkable fuel economy. To help improve fuel efficiency, the MDX has an engine control system that is capable of shutting down half of the engine’s cylinders, a feature missing on the Q7. The MDX also reduces pollution with its capless fueling system! No gas cap means you don’t have to unscrew anything when you fill up at the pump; the fuel filler automatically opens when a nozzle is inserted and closes when it’s removed! Here are the fuel mileage results from the EPA test cycle:  

 

MDX

Q7

 

V6/Auto

19 city/26 hwy*

19 city/25 hwy*

3.0T/Auto

 

A-Spec V6/Auto*

19 city/25 hwy*

n/a


We’ll admit, that’s not a huge contrast, but with the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid model, the difference is much more significant:


 

MDX Sport Hybrid

Q7

 
 

26 city/27 hwy*

19 city/25 hwy*

 

 


Vehicle Construction

Being smaller and weighing less gives you an advantage in the world of motorized vehicles, and the MDX proves this by being more efficient and having better acceleration and handling than the Audi Q7 because it weighs about 600 to 700 pounds less. It’s also shorter by about 3.5 inches which makes parking in tight spaces a breeze. When comparing both cabins, the MDX is significantly quieter due to the computer-generated active noise canceling technology. This removes excess noise and vibrations from the passenger side of the vehicle, and it’s another feature the Q7 doesn’t have. A test conducted by Car and Driver deduced that the MDX interior produces 36 decibels and the Q7, 43 decibels.

*Based on Model Year EPA mileage ratings, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.