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Compare the 2018 Acura MDX vs 2018 Audi Q7

2018 Acura MDX 2018 Audi Q7 Versus

2018 Acura MDX


2018 Audi Q7

19 city / 27 hwy*

Fuel Economy

19 city / 25 hwy
3.5L V-6


2.0L TFSI® 4-Cylinder
290 hp


252 hp

Serving Chantilly, Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, VA

The 2018 Acura MDX serves as a sleek-designed, comfortable and luxurious SUV that comes with not only superb engine performance but also high-tech features to keep all passengers entertained and safe throughout the entire ride. Audi vehicles are also known for all these attributes. And while the Q7 delivers an impressive performance, it comes up short against the superior MDX in multiple specs. Let's see why.


When it comes to the hardware, there is no contest. The Audi Q7's 4-cylinder engine provides drivers 19 and 25 mpg in the city and highway respectively, and dishes out 252 horsepower along with 273 lb-ft of torque. In contrast, the Standard trim for the Acura MDX includes 19 mpg in the city like the Q7, but is capable of up to 27 mpg on the highway*. As for engine performance, the MDX trumps the Q7 with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. In fact, you'd have to upgrade all the way up to the Q7's Prestige trim in order to see better engine performance than Acura - an investment increased by over $20k. Furthermore, the Acura possesses a 19.5 gal. fuel tank, but Audi carries a 22.5 gal. one, meaning althought the Q7 can take in more fuel at a time, it's weaker fuel economy will see drivers stopping by the gas station more often for more dollars.


The MDX is barely smaller in regards to headroom and legroom compared to the Q7 - all dimensions only separated by less than an inch difference. However, Acura clearly takes the cake with regards to shoulder room for all three rows: If you have any passengers that requre a little more width in their vehicle, they can take full advantage of the MDX's 61.1, 59.1, and 54.7 in. shoulder room for the Front, 2nd and 3rd Rows respectively. In comparison, The Q7's shoulder room is only 59.5 in. for the Front, 58.5 in. for the 2nd Row and 49.4 in. for the rear. If that's not enough for drivers, they can thoroughly look forward to the superior Cargo Volume from the MDX - The Audi's 37.5 cu-ft. with the 2nd Row folded comes up short to Acura's 38.4.


As a standard feature, the MDX and Q7 comes with a Multi-View Rear Camera with dynamic guidelines to help with parking, and a lane-keeping assist system that helps guide your steering wheel if the vehicle detects you're drifting. With that said, Acura takes safety features a step further. Unlike the Q7, the MDX's Lane Keeping Assist System is accompanied by a specialzed Road Deaprture Mitigation feature: It can identify objects, such as trees, rocks or parked cars, on the side of the road as well and will give you instant notifications when they are deteced.

Another safety feature only the MDX has is its innovative The Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)**. Using an arsenal of sensors, the VSA oversees your vehicle speed, wheel speeds, steering angle, throttle position and vehicle yaw rate. From all the data it gathers, it mitigates the risk of oversteering or understersteering by automatically reducing the engine's torque while also braking each individual wheel as needed to stablilize your MDX. The Audi does not support an equivalent feature.

In this scenario, the 2018 Acura MDX proves itself to be the top vehicle. To experience the MDX for yourself, schedule a test drive at Pohanka Acura of Chantilly, VA, today!

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

**VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.

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Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age/condition, and other factors.

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