2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Audi Q7 | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Audi Q7 Review

Picture of the 2022 Acura MDX

2022 Acura

MSRP*: $46,900 to $60,650
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Picture of the 2021 Audi Q7

2021 Audi

MSRP*: $54,950 to $60,800
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Invoice* $45,701 to $56,811 $51,653 to $57,152
MPG - City 19 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 95.0 ft3 69.6 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 290 hp 248 - 335 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 4,400 - 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 198.4 in 199.3 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 77.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 38.8 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 39.9 in
Rear 38.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Acura MDX than the Audi Q7. The Audi Q7 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

The Audi Q7 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura MDX, making it more convenient to drive.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura MDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Audi Q7. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Acura MDX will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Audi Q7.

The Acura MDX is a little wider than the Audi Q7, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Acura MDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi Q7.

The Acura MDX has the same turning radius as the Audi Q7, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Audi Q7. The Acura MDX has a little more horsepower than the Audi Q7.

With similar torque, the Acura MDX and the Audi Q7 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura MDX and the Audi Q7. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Audi Q7.

The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi Q7.