2021 BMW X7 vs. Its Competition

2021 BMW X7 goes sinister with Dark Shadow Edition
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The large BMW X7 isn’t quite as large as the full-size Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade, but it has plenty of luxurious competition with mild-hybrid systems.

The Audi Q7 is smaller, especially in the third row, but comes loaded with impressive standard safety features.

Redesigned last year, the GLS stretches out past the GLE into Maybach territory with sumptuous luxury.

Relaunched for 2017, the Discovery’s infotainment can feel dated even if the design is timeless.

The Lincoln Aviator has the luxury bona fides of the Navigator, but it can fit in the garage.

The Volvo XC90 continues to impress with attractive styling and good standard features, but lacks the performance options of the Germans.

2021 BMW X7 goes sinister with Dark Shadow Edition2021 BMW X7
2021 Audi Q72021 Audi Q7
2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring2021 Lincoln Aviator
2021 Volvo XC902021 Volvo XC90
2020 Land Rover Discovery2020 Land Rover Discovery
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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Quick Specs
The 2021 BMW X7 doesn’t compromise roominess, comfort, performance, or price.
The 2021 Audi Q7 three-row SUV features more standard safety and convenience features, an excellent infotainment system, and a soft, luxurious ride.
The 2021 Lincoln Aviator drops sensational style and space, but the Grand Touring plug-in’s a bit of a misfire.
Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.
The latest Land Rover Discovery trades Patagonia for Hugo Boss, but it’ll still head to the trails with the best of them.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
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15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
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N/AStandard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDN/AN/A
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xDrive40i Sports Activity VehiclePremium 45 TFSI quattroStandard RWDT5 FWD Momentum 7PSE V6 SuperchargedGLS 450 4MATIC SUV
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Sports Activity Vehiclequattro Sport UtilityRWDSport UtilitySport Utility4MATIC
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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