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2021 Audi Q8 vs. 2021 BMW X7 Review

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2021 Audi
Q8

MSRP*: $68,200
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2021 BMW
X7

MSRP*: $74,900 to $99,800
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Invoice* $64,108 $70,155 to $93,315
MPG - City 18 MPG 15 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 60.7 ft3 90.4 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 335 hp 335 - 523 hp
Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 7,500 lbs
Exterior Length 196.6 in 203.3 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 78.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.2 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 37.1 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 41.9 in
Rear 39.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The Audi Q8 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the BMW X7. The BMW X7 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q8.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q8 as you will with the BMW X7, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi Q8 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW X7. 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 Q8 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the BMW X7.

Dimensions
The Audi Q8 is about the same width as the BMW X7. The Audi Q8 is slightly shorter than the BMW X7, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Audi Q8 has the same turning radius as the BMW X7, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Audi Q8 will do just as well as the BMW X7, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Audi Q8 and the BMW X7.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q8 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X7.

Utility
The Audi Q8 has less seating than the BMW X7, making the BMW X7 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q8 has significantly less cargo capacity than the BMW X7.

Warranty
The Audi Q8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X7.