Compare 2016 Acura MDX vs 2017 Audi Q7 vs 2016 Volvo XC90

2016 Acura MDX
X
2017 Audi Q7
X
2016 Volvo XC90
X
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 19 27 $40,021 $43,015
MDX FWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $41,414 $44,515
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance 20 27 $49,506 $53,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 20 27 $51,363 $55,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech 19 27 $44,130 $47,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $45,244 $48,640
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 19 27 $45,987 $49,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 26 $41,878 $45,015
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $43,271 $46,515
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance 19 26 $51,363 $55,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 19 26 $53,220 $57,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech 18 26 $45,987 $49,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 18 26 $47,844 $51,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $48,958 $52,640
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium 20 25 $45,570 $49,000
Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 20 25 $45,570 $49,000
Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium 19 25 $51,616 $55,500
Q7 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 19 25 $51,616 $55,500
Q7 3.0 TFSI Prestige 19 25 $51,616 $55,500
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AWD 4-Door T5 Inscription
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC90 AWD 4-Door T5 Inscription 22 25 $50,055 $53,250
XC90 AWD 4-Door T5 Momentum 22 25 $43,193 $45,950
XC90 AWD 4-Door T5 R-Design 22 25 $48,269 $51,350
XC90 AWD 4-Door T6 First Edition 20 25 $61,758 $65,700
XC90 AWD 4-Door T6 Inscription 20 25 $52,076 $55,400
XC90 AWD 4-Door T6 R-Design 20 25 $50,572 $53,800
XC90 FWD 4-Door T5 Inscription 22 26 $48,175 $51,250
XC90 FWD 4-Door T5 Momentum 22 26 $41,313 $43,950
XC90 FWD 4-Door T5 R-Design 22 26 $46,389 $49,350
XC90 Hybrid AWD 4-Door T8 Inscription 24 27 $67,304 $71,600
XC90 Hybrid AWD 4-Door T8 Momentum 24 27 $64,014 $68,100
XC90 Hybrid AWD 4-Door T8 R-Design 24 27 $65,800 $70,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,021
$45,570
$50,055
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,015
$49,000
$53,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$817 / month
$888 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the best luxury three-row SUVs, but the benefits of its new nine-speed automatic are unclear. The 2017 Audi Q7 gets a rakish new sport-wagon look, a finely detailed, tech-savvy interior, and serious chassis advancements underneath—including a dramatic weight loss, available rear-wheel steering, and a plug-in hybrid version. The 2016 Volvo XC90 is a capable and comfortable luxury utility vehicle that whispers its virtues rather than shouting them—and reinvents Volvo as a purveyor of quietly sophisticated design, comfort, and efficiency.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 - -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 59.5 57.7
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 29.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.5 56.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.7 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 35.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59 - -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 49.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 38.8 37
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - 9.3
Wheelbase (in)
111 117.9 117.5
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 68.5 69.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 66.6 66.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 77.5 79.1
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 66.1 66
Liftover Height (in)
- - 30.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 37.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 71.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15 14.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - 49.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 35
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - 80.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 47.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 14.8 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.8 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 22.5 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.7 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/60HR18 P275/45HR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/60HR18 P275/45HR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3960 4696 4394
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5 20 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5 20 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 380 800
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 273 @ 1600 258 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 252 @ 5000 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.67 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.50 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.11 1.95
Trans Type
9 8 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.84 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.32 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.14 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Audi Q7 Volvo XC90
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.0 7.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- -
Rollover Rating
- -

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