2010 Audi Q7 vs. Its Competition

2009 Audi Q7 Premium Plus
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
The 2010 Audi Q7 tames the SUV bad-boy image with subtler looks, diesel fuel economy, and good on-road performance.
Supremely spacious and stunning from some angles, the 2010 Lincoln MKT gets truly arresting with its EcoBoost turbo V-6.
The 2009 Porsche Cayenne isn’t as practical as other SUVs its size, but it handles like a Porsche.
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Diesel V6
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWDAWD 4-Door Manual4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door SUVStation Wagon4 Door SUV4 Door
Automatic w/ODAutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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