Can the 2015 Audi Q7 Standard Features Compare?

August 28th, 2015 by

2016 MDX
Drivers around Chicago have a discerning taste when it comes to luxury cars and crossovers, so we have to ask: do you think the 2015 Audi Q7 standard features are fit for a luxury SUV? We think that when you put the Q7 next to the 2016 Acura MDX, it becomes clear that Acura gives drivers superior luxury and class at a more affordable price.

Let’s go a little deeper into these two SUVs so that you can see their differences for yourself.

Highlighting Features and Value

Most drivers would expect the 2015 Audi Q7 standard features to be on par with many of its competitors in the luxury crossover segment, yet there’s a rather long list of amenities that are standard on the 2016 Acura MDX and are either unavailable on the Q7 or require an upgrade:

  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Rear heating and air conditioning controls
  • Driver-side memory settings for seat and mirrors
  • One-touch power moonroof
  • Voice activated controls for Bluetooth and audio
  • Rearview camera system
  • Noise/sound cancellation
  • Jewel Eye LED headlights

Even on Acura-exclusive items like the Jewel Eye LED headlights, the Q7 3.0T Premium doesn’t offer something comparable.

You might expect the MDX to have a higher price with such a long list of advantages over the Q7, but that simply isn’t the case. The 2016 Acura MDX has a base price of just $42,865 (MSRP)* compared to the base 2015 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium’s $48,300.

The Acura even comes out ahead on fuel economy for long-term savings:

  • 2015 Audi Q7 3.0T Premium models are rated at 22 highway and 16 city mpg.
  • The 2016 Acura MDX base has an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 27 mpg, earning 19 mpg in the city.**

We think the MDX’s combination of fuel economy, features, and price marks it as a superior value. What do you think?

See the MDX Firsthand

The 2016 Acura MDX is one of the most popular vehicles here at Chicagoland Acura Dealers, and you should visit one of our locations to see firsthand how it compares to the 2015 Audi Q7 standard features. If you’re looking for more in the way of technology and comfort amenities, the MDX has plenty of upgrade options available as well.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a $920 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.
Posted in 2016 Vehicles, MDX