Audi Q7 vs Volvo XC90

Trying to decide between the 2018 Audi Q7 and the 2018 Volvo XC90? We at Audi Fort Worth are here to help. In this detailed comparison, shoppers in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, and Grapevine can see how the Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90 stack up against each other when it comes to performance, space, and technology. Read ahead to see which luxury SUV is a better fit for you!

Q7 vs XC90: Performance

As competitively capable luxury SUVs, the 2018 Audi Q7 and the 2018 Volvo XC90 have some commonality under the front hood. Both models are standardly powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine that delivers around 250 horsepower.

You'll see these vehicles begin to differ, though, when it comes to the equipment working alongside the engine. The Q7's standard 8-speed Tiptronic® transmission with quattro® all-wheel drive delivers an impressive 273 lb-ft of torque. Opt for the Q7's available V6 engine for even more power and a whopping 7,700-pound towing capacity when properly equipped.

As for the XC90, you'll only have a standard front-wheel drivetrain, so you'll have to upgrade trim levels for all-wheel drive. Additionally, the XC90 maxes out at a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, no matter what equipment you put in it.

Q7 vs XC90: Space & Comfort

When it comes to comfort, you can count on the 2018 Audi Q7 to provide enough wiggle room for all seven passengers. See how its space compares to the 2018 Volvo XC90's passenger space:




Front Legroom

41.7 inches

40.9 inches

Second-Row Legroom

38.8 inches

37 inches

Front Shoulder Room

59.5 inches

57.7 inches

Second-Row Shoulder Room

58.5 inches

56.5 inches

On top of all the space you'll get in the Q7, you'll also have standard leather upholstery for all seven seats as well as standard heated front seats. Even in the base model of the Q7, you can opt for cooled front seats as well.

The XC90, on the other hand, offers standard leatherette seating surfaces. You'll need to upgrade for real leather as well as heated front seats as they don't come standard in this model. You also won't have the option for cooled front seats in the base model of the XC90.

Q7 vs XC90: Technology

Both the 2018 Audi Q7 and the 2018 Volvo XC90 offer all-encompassing infotainment systems. With these systems, you'll be able to access all of your favorite apps with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ while following easy turn-by-turn navigation to all of your destinations.

The Q7 takes technology a step further, though, with Audi connect®. This technology provides detailed Google Earth™ mapping, live weather and traffic updates, and even a mobile built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

Unfortunately, the XC90 doesn't offer a Wi-Fi hotspot in any of its trim levels. You'll also miss out on the advanced MMI® all-in-touch handwriting technology as well as the premium 23-speaker 3D sound technology offered in the Q7.

2018 Audi Q7 vs 2018 Volvo XC90: The Verdict

As you can see, the 2018 Audi Q7 comes out on top in every category. Come see this impressive vehicle up-close at Audi Fort Worth. Shoppers in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, and Grapevine can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call!

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