Does the 2017 Audi Q7 Price Match Its Features as Well as the Acura MDX?

January 20th, 2016 by

2016 Acura MDXWe know that many Chicagoans might see the 2017 Audi Q7 price and think that it’s par for the course on luxury crossovers, but the 2016 Acura MDX manages to offer drivers more in the way of luxury and technology for a lower price. Acura has built a reputation out of giving drivers vehicles that are simultaneously affordable and luxurious, and the MDX is no different.

Luxury Crossover Savings

There are two ways to save in a vehicle—immediately, with the purchase price, and in the long term, with the fuel economy—and Acura comes out ahead in both.

  • The 2017 Audi Q7 price starts at $54,800 (MSRP), and its basic model manages fuel economy ratings of 25 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.
  • The 2016 Acura MDX, on the other hand, has a price of $43,015 (MSRP)* for the base model, earning an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city.**

No matter how you cut it, those are savings for the MDX, and Acura gives drivers quite a bit more for their money, too. Just move down to our next section and see key differences in features.

Features and Room for the Whole Family

There are two pretty common misconceptions about luxury crossovers: They are all alike, and the more expensive ones have better features. Despite the MDX having a lower price than the Audi Q7, it comes standard with some amenities that are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the Audi, including:

  • Third-row seating: The MDX comes with a standard third row of seats while the Audi requires an upgrade and slides them into the cargo area.
  • LED headlights: Each new Acura comes with the exclusive Jewel Eye LED headlights that give it a look like it has jewels sparkling on the front end, even when the lights are off.
  • Multi-angle rearview camera: The MDX includes a rearview camera with three separate views for peace of mind when backing up and parking.

Acura also makes their Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system available on the MDX; you won’t find it outside the Acura lineup.

Test Drive the MDX

We’ve just scratched the surface of the differences between the Audi and the Acura crossovers; let us show you all the different ways the 2016 Acura MDX bests the 2017 Audi Q7 price. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer for a test drive.

*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.

**Based on 2016 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