2022 Audi Q7 vs. Its Competition

2022 Audi Q7
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

When it comes to three-row crossover SUVs from luxury brands, the Q7 is more conservatively styled and priced than its German-badged rivals, the GLS and the X7.

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

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

The Volvo XC90 flagship has a gorgeous interior and comes available as a plug-in hybrid.

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.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2022 Audi Q7 puts seven seats into the family-wagon fast lane.
7.4
The 2021 BMW X7 doesn’t compromise roominess, comfort, performance, or price.
7.0
The 2021 Cadillac XT6 is a sharp spin on three-row family crossovers, but misses on a few details.
7.3
The 2021 Lincoln Aviator drops sensational style and space, but the Grand Touring plug-in’s a bit of a misfire.
7.4
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class manages to feel worth every dollar the automaker charges for its sublime ride, luxurious interior, and prodigious power.
7.7
Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.
MSRP From     
$55,800$74,900$48,045$51,570$76,000$49,000
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Gas I4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Standard SUV 4WDN/ASport Utility VehiclesStandard SUV 2WDN/AStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Premium 45 TFSI quattroxDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleFWD 4-Door LuxuryStandard RWDGLS 450 4MATIC SUVT5 FWD Momentum 7P
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777777
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
quattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleRWD4MATICSport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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