There’s no shortage of luxury crossovers available for buyers to test drive, but the 2018 Audi Q7 offers plenty of compelling reasons to buy it over its rivals.
The BMW X5 has a nice choice of engines available, yet its third row is especially cramped and it simply doesn’t drive as well as the Audi.
Mercedes’ GLS-Class offers up an even more upscale feel than the Audi—as it should given its base price is nearly $70,000.
The Infiniti QX60 falls at the opposite end of the spectrum, undercutting the Q7 by around $7,000 and, frankly, feeling like its lower price would suggest.
The Lexus GX 460 features a separate frame and a truck-like suspension that endows it with serious off-road chops and excellent towing ability at the expense of in-town refinement.
Perhaps the Q7’s most direct rival is the attractive Volvo XC90, a model that rebooted the Swedish brand.
We struggle to pick a favorite.
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|2018 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2018 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2018 INFINITI QX60Browse Used Listings||2018 Lexus GXBrowse Used Listings||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS ClassBrowse Used Listings||2018 Volvo XC90Browse Used Listings|
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|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-8||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Standard SUV 4WD||Standard SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||N/A||N/A||Standard SUV 2WD|
|2.0 TFSI Premium||sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle||FWD||GX 460 4WD||GLS 450 4MATIC SUV||T5 FWD 7-Passenger Momentum|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4MATIC||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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