2020 Audi Q8 vs. 2021 BMW X7 | NewCars.com

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2020 Audi Q8 vs. 2021 BMW X7 Review

New 2020 Audi Q8

2020 Audi
Q8

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New 2021 BMW X7

2021 BMW
X7

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MSRP*
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$68,200
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$74,900 to $99,800
Invoice* $64,108 $70,155 to $93,315
MPG - City 17 15 - 19
MPG - Hwy 21 21 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
The BMW X7 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Audi Q8, making it more convenient to drive.

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. Both the Audi Q8 and the BMW X7 have similar Destination Charges.

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.

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

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.

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.