Explore the 2017 Audi Q7 3.0t Standard Features

September 21st, 2016 by

2017 acura mdxThe 2017 Audi Q7 3.0t standard features surely put it ahead of the average crossover SUV, but can it compete with the luxury SUVs available to Chicagoland drivers? We put the Audi up against the 2017 Acura MDX to see how it fares as far as standard features are concerned. Despite the significant price difference (the 2017 Acura MDX Base with front-wheel drive is priced at just $43,950* to the Audi’s $54,800), the MDX comes out ahead in features.

Can Audi Compete with an Acura?

Most drivers expect a vehicle to deliver more if it has a higher price, so we understand if you need to pause for a minute after seeing the staggering price difference between the MDX and the Q7. To give you an idea of just a few of the Acura’s advantages, here is a quick look at some of the features that you’ll find on each MDX that require upgrades or are unavailable in the list of 2017 Audi Q7 3.0t standard features:

  • Voice-activated technology controls
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Memory setting for driver features, including the steering column
  • Speed-sensing interval wipers
  • AcuraLink Next Generation telematics
  • Noise and sound cancellation
  • LED Jewel Eye headlights

We saved what we think is the greatest advantage of the MDX for last: a third-row bench seat. The Audi, like many of its competitors, only has standard seating for five passengers, requiring an upgrade to add a third row into its cargo area. While the Acura has room for seven adult passengers, the Audi would have you try to fit them into its cargo space rather than plan for their SUV to be large enough for a Chicago family’s needs.

As an added bonus, the most expensive parts of your MDX are covered by a 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty; the Audi’s powertrain warranty only lasts for 50,000 miles or 48 months.

Test Drive the 2017 Acura MDX

The 2017 Acura MDX is available now at a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you, and while we’ve already compared it to a top competitor, you should use our direct comparison tool to see how it stands up to another vehicle, now that you’ve seen its advantage over the 2017 Audi Q7 3.0t standard features.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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