2017 Acura MDX vs. 2017 Audi Q7


2017 Acura MDX


2017 Audi Q7

The latest 2017 Audi Q7 and the 2017 Acura MDX are both three-row luxury crossover utility vehicles that might satisfy the needs of drivers here in the Mobile, Alabama area. If you’re shopping for a vehicle in this category, you’ve narrowed it down to two of the best choices. That said, there are some serious differences between them that you should know about if you’re in the market for a premium SUV. Find out below.


These two models both offer a lot of value for their asking price, but the 2017 MDX starts at a lower price of $44,050 MSRP*. The Audi Q7 starts at $49,000 MSRP. That’s a big enough difference to give most shoppers pause.

Performance and Efficiency

If you’re shopping for a vehicle in this class, then you deserve to expect both efficiency and performance from your car. So which one of these models delivers a better blend of both? Take a look at the specifications:

  • Audi Q7: The Audi Q7 uses a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine to make 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. That’s a decent amount of power that goes through an eight-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels. The Q7 is able to earn up to 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway based on EPA estimates.
  • Acura MDX: The Acura MDX uses a 3.5L V6 to make considerably more power than the Q7 with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The MDX also gets all-wheel drive standard and it gets a nine-speed automatic transmission to go with it. The MDX achieves an EPA estimated 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway**.

It’s easy to see that the MDX delivers a combination performance and fuel economy that beats its German rival.

Space and Cargo

The Audi also comes up short when it comes to cargo space. The Acura offers 15.8 cubic feet of space with all seats in place, and up to 90.9 cubic feet of space with the second and third row seats folded down. The Audi offers only 14.8 cubic feet of space with all seats in place and up to 71.6 cubic feet with the second and third row seats folded down.

Features and Options

The Acura MDX comes standard with a Lane Keeping Assist System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, and Road Departure Mitigation, all standard. None of those features come standard on the Audi Q7.

Visit Joe Bullard Acura

Visit Joe Bullard Acura to test drive the 2017 Acura MDX today. We’re a local Daphne and Biloxi area Acura dealership. You can stop by or schedule a test drive now here at Joe Bullard Acura or you can stop by our showroom at 1151 E. I-65 Service Rd. South in Mobile, Alabama, or give us a call at 251-263-8847.

* Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $950 for sedans and $975 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

** Based on 2017 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 models only) and other factors.