2009 Audi Q7 vs. Its Competition

2009 Audi Q7 Premium Plus

Both the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne are related to the 2009 Audi Q7, but neither offers a third-row seat—nor are they as sleek and refined as the Audi ute.

Both the Touareg and Cayenne do claim off-road ability, however, if making them more attractive is a priority.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV has crisp lines and a luxurious, roomy interior.

BMW's X5 is a little less handsome than the Audi Q7, but it sports equivalent performance and features.

The Infiniti FX35 and FX50 are other alternatives to the Q7; they offer an equally stylish—if not more aggressive—appearance, with even sharper handling and a rather firm ride.

But the FX’s curvier shape means that it sacrifices interior space in the name of fashion.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2009 Audi Q7 is a good choice for those who want sophistication and style in an SUV but don’t need the overwrought off-road look.
7.8
The 2009 Porsche Cayenne isn’t as practical as other SUVs its size, but it handles like a Porsche.
9.0
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
7.6
The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg has more toughness than most mid-size SUVs for heavy-duty towing and off-road needs yet on-the-road comfort doesn’t suffer.
MSRP From   
$43,500$44,600$53,400$39,300
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Diesel V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
quattro 4-Door 3.6LAWD 4-Door Manual4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI4-Door V6
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5575
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door SUV4 Door SUV4 Door4 Door
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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