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2021 Audi Q7 vs. 2021 BMW X3 PHEV Review

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2021 Audi
Q7

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

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MSRP*
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$54,950 to $60,800
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$49,600
Invoice* $51,653 to $57,152 $46,630
MPG - City 18 - 19 N/A
MPG - Hwy 23 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
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

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi Q7 than in the BMW X3 PHEV. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Audi Q7 and the BMW X3 PHEV.

Cost
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). The Audi Q7 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW X3 PHEV. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi Q7 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the BMW X3 PHEV.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q7 is much wider than the BMW X3 PHEV, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi Q7, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW X3 PHEV.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q7 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X3 PHEV.

Handling
The Audi Q7 has a larger turning radius than the BMW X3 PHEV, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Audi Q7 will do just as well as the BMW X3 PHEV, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Audi Q7 greatly out-muscles the BMW X3 PHEV.

Utility
The Audi Q7 offers greater seating capacity than the BMW X3 PHEV, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Audi Q7 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the BMW X3 PHEV.

Warranty
The Audi Q7 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X3 PHEV.