2015 Audi Q7 vs. Its Competition

2015 Audi Q7
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Audi Q7 competes with a wide range of luxury crossovers, including its Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne mechanical cousins.

Both of those models focus a little more heavily on off-road ability, and the Porsche is more engaging for performance driving.

However, neither offer the third row that you'll find in the Audi.

BMW's new-for-last-year X5 is an excellent contender here, with a handsome exterior and great driving dynamics.

The Lincoln MKT may be closer in flavor to the Q7, though it doesn't carry the same level of cachet.

That leaves the Mercedes GL-Class as perhaps the most direct competitor, with equally-efficient drivetrains, and the option to go full-out with an AMG version, too.

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Quick Specs
8.4
Though the 2015 Audi Q7 might show a little of its age, there are so few faults here that it's hard not to love this big SUV.
8.4
The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV.
8.6
Not everyone loves the unique look of the MKT, but if it's your style there's plenty to like, including a muscular available turbo V-6, plenty of infotainment tech, and a comfortable, spacious interior.
8.6
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers the most Mercedes luxury to the most people, with a pleasant ride and easy driving dynamics to boot.
8.2
The 2015 Porsche Cayenne is no longer the only blasphemous off-roader in the Porsche family; this year, it gets improved powertrains and massaged looks in a familiar package.
8.0
The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is expensive and fancy for a VW, but less expensive than some comparable luxury-SUV options.
MSRP From     
$48,300$53,900$43,210$63,600$61,700$44,705
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
quattro 4-Door 3.0T PremiumRWD 4-Door sDrive35i4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTECAWD 4-Door Diesel4-Door V6 Sport
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
757755
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Body Style     
quattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility4MATICSport Utility4MOTION
Transmission     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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