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

2016 Acura MDX
X
2017 Audi Q7
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2016 Volvo XC90
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Select style
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 Momentum 20 25 $46,812 $49,800
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 SUV 2WD Standard SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

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

Front Head Room (in)

38.1 38.4 38.9

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.3 66.6 66.1

Wheelbase (in)

111 117.9 117.5

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.2 77.5 79.1

Track Width, Front (in)

66.3 66.1 66

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.6 - 9.3

Length, Overall (in)

193.6 199.6 194.8

Height, Overall (in)

67.6 68.5 69.9

Liftover Height (in)

- - 30.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

68.4 71.6 65.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

15 14.8 35.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

38.4 37.5 35.6

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- - 80.3

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- - 47.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- - 49.6

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- - 35

Brakes

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 14.8 13.2

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 0.84 0.81

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

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.83 3.32 4.01

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.84 3.14 3.03

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.58 0.67 0.67

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

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.71 5.25

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura MDX Audi Q7 Volvo XC90

Body Style

Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Multi-Link 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 Multi-Link 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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