2017 Audi Q7 Safety Features vs. the 2016 Acura MDX

March 10th, 2016 by

2016 Acura MDXIf you’re considering the 2017 Audi Q7, you probably know that it offers plenty of the latest high-tech safety features. While the Q7 does earn good safety scores, and it is available with plenty of up-to-date safety innovations, the Acura MDX offers its own impressive safety scores, and even better technology. Find out more about how the Acura MDX and the Audi Q7 compare below.

Safety Features

The Audi Q7 and the Acura MDX can both be had with the latest and greatest high-tech safety innovations. Both offer:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Traction and stability control
  • Brake assistance
  • Front, side, side curtain airbags
  • Head restraints in all three rows
  • A tire pressure monitoring system
  • A lane departure warning system
  • A lane keeping assistance feature
  • A forward collision warning system
  • Forward collision prevention braking
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross traffic alerts

A few safety features that are available in the Acura but not the Q7 include active head restraints to help prevent neck injuries in a rear-end collision, and a road departure mitigation system, which can help prevent a collision caused by leaving the road due to driver inattention.

Safety Scores

Both of these vehicles received the best possible 2016 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance institute for Highway Safety. Both received the best possible Good score in all crash tests and the top Superior score in the Front Collision Prevention category when equipped with automatic collision prevention braking.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests, the Acura received the best possible 5-star overall rating; the Audi has yet to be tested by the NHTSA.

Price and Value

It’s worth noting that despite extremely similar safety equipment lists, the Audi Q7 is considerably more expensive than the latest Acura MDX. The Audi starts at $54,800 MSRP, while the 2016 Acura MDX is priced at only $43,015 MSRP.*

Visit Chicagoland Acura Dealers to Drive the MDX

Not only does the MDX offer more safety equipment and better safety scores than the Audi Q7—it’s also less expensive. You can find the latest Acura MDX three-row crossover utility vehicle at your local Chicagoland Acura Dealer right now.

*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.

Posted in 2016 Vehicles, MDX