2021 Audi Q7 vs. Its Competition

2021 Audi Q7
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

When it comes to three-row crossover SUVs from German automakers, the Q7 is more conservatively styled and priced than the GLS or the X7, yet still loaded with safety and convenience features.

The GLS-Class and X7 are American-made, and a bit larger than the Slovakian-made Q7.

The GLS-Class is all about creature comforts, with performance to boot.

The BMW X7 goes to extremes in its desire to do double duty, hauling the family and hauling something that rhymes with class.

The Lincoln Aviator outdoes the Cadillac XT6 with a variety of powertrain choices and a more refined interior, but it can get X7-type expensive.

The Volvo XC90 flagship is due for an update, but, like the Aviator, comes available as a plug-in hybrid.

2021 Audi Q72021 Audi Q7
2020 BMW X72020 BMW X7
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2020 Cadillac XT62020 Cadillac XT6
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2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring2020 Lincoln Aviator
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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2020 Volvo XC902020 Volvo XC90
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Quick Specs
The 2021 Audi Q7 three-row SUV features more standard safety and convenience features, an excellent infotainment system, and a soft, luxurious ride.
The 2020 BMW X7 is the upper-crust seven-seat SUV that finally answers the question: What if I want to spend more for a BMW?
The 2020 Cadillac XT6 takes a more family-friendly tack to the three-row crossover than the big Escalade.
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator gives wing to Ford’s luxury-SUV ambitions, with sensational style and Lincoln’s first plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
The 2020 Volvo XC90 gets a few tweaks, but remains a stylish, practical, and safe luxury SUV.
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Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
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Standard SUV 4WDN/ASport Utility VehiclesStandard SUV 2WDN/AStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Premium 45 TFSI quattroxDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleFWD 4-Door Premium LuxuryStandard RWDGLS 450 4MATIC SUVT5 FWD Momentum 7 Passenger
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
quattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleRWD4MATICSport Utility
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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