How Does the 2015 Audi Q7 Compare to the MDX?

September 5th, 2014 by

There are lots of different factors at play when you’re looking for a new luxury crossover, but we think that on a vehicle like the 2015 Audi Q7, MSRP matters quite a bit. And when you compare the Q7 to the 2015 Acura MDX, we think you’ll find that not only is the Acura model more affordable, but you get more for your money too.

Acura Offers Drivers More, Plain and Simple

When you’re shopping for a luxury crossover, you expect to get the latest in performance, technology, and comfort, but some automakers take advantage of that expectation and charge quite a bit for their vehicles. The 2015 Audi Q7 3.0T, for instance, starts at $47,700 (MSRP) to the $42,565 (MSRP)* of the 2015 Acura MDX 6-Spd AT.

Okay, the Q7 costs more, but maybe it offers drivers more features? Not so much. Take a look at what you’ll find standard on the MDX that is either unavailable or costs extra to add onto the Q7:

  • Rear heating/AC controls
  • Driver-side memory settings
  • Power moonroof
  • Rearview camera
  • Telematics system
  • Third-row bench seat
  • LED headlights

As if that’s not enough, the MDX is also more fuel efficient. Front-wheel drive 2015 Acura MDX models earn an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg* while the Q7 is only rated at 22 mpg on the highway.

We’re not quite sure where the extra cost goes on the Q7, but we think it’s pretty clear that the Acura gives drivers more features and a greater fuel economy at a lower price, and it’s tough to think of a better deal than that.

Test Drive the MDX Today

We can compare the MDX side by side with vehicles like the Q7 if you’d like, but at the end of the day, you’ll need to see them for yourself. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today and let us put you behind the wheel of a new MDX to see the differences firsthand.


*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.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or an $895 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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

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