Both the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne are related to the 2010 Audi Q7, but the Cayenne's a closer competitor, though it doesn't offer a third-row seat.
It's less attractive than the Audi, too, but a brutal Turbo version has scalding acceleration.
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV has crisp lines and a luxurious, roomy interior.
BMW's X5 struggles with plain design and a taller, less roomy package, but also has a blazing M performance edition.
The new entry on this list is the massive, flamboyant Lincoln MKT.
A seven-seat crossover with some kitschy features-how about a refrigerator inside?-the MKT has acres of interior room, good handling, a distinctive look, and a turbocharged V-6 option that makes it a dark-horse challenger in this pack.
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|2010 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2010 Lincoln MKTBrowse Used Listings||2009 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Diesel V6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|quattro 4-Door 3.6L Prestige||4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD||AWD 4-Door Manual||4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive|
|4 Door SUV||Station Wagon||4 Door SUV||4 Door|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Manual w/OD||Automatic|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2010 Audi Q7 vs. 2010 Lincoln MKT||2010 Audi Q7 vs. 2009 Porsche Cayenne||2010 Audi Q7 vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class|