Compare 2008 Audi Q7 vs 2009 Lexus RX

2008 Audi Q7
2009 Lexus RX
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quattro 4-Door 3.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
Q7 quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
AWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,526
$34,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$39,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$652 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration. The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.6
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.5
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 102.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
200.2 186.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 38.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 225/65SR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - 225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 225/65SR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5015 4090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SDI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2750 251 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 270 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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