2018 Audi Q7 vs 2018 Acura MDX

If you're in the fortunate position to be deciding between luxury crossover SUVs, you may find yourself torn between the 2018 Audi Q7 and the 2018 Acura MDX. Both vehicles are top-rated in the class, but they do have some differences that may make one the better choice for you.

Drivers in Wilmington, Newark, and West Chester can take a closer look at these luxury crossover SUVs with our Audi Q7 vs. Acura MDX vehicle comparison.


The Q7 stays consistent with the Audi brand with its clean, proportionate exterior that emphasizes elegance. There are no bold or cluttered design details here. Instead, the Q7 is selective in its exterior adornments, using only LED headlights, a statement grille, and unique wheel designs to set it apart. Inside, however, the Q7 can be customized with a variety of interior finishes and upholstery colors.

The MDX was redesigned for a more wagon-like look, as opposed to an upright SUV shape. The front end was also reshaped to frame the new LED headlights and provide a sportier look, though not much else has changed. Inside, the MDX has a straightforward, clean design with a few elegant touches that enhance its look.


The Q7 is equipped with a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder that produces 252 horsepower. This engine is refined and lively, but those searching for more power will prefer the 3.0L supercharged V6 that produces 333 horsepower. Both engines pair to an 8-speed automatic transmission that makes the best use of their capabilities. All-wheel drive is standard for all models, which makes the Q7 exceptionally surefooted in inclement weather.

The MDX uses a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Overall, it's a smooth transmission that offers a safe and reliable ride. All-wheel drive is also optional for some MDX models.


Safety is an important consideration with family-oriented SUVs, and the Q7 delivers. Independent and federal safety testing rated the Q7 high for crashworthiness and safety technology, and it comes with a full complement of safety equipment. The Audi pre-sense® City system is also standard, which is a feature that applies the brakes when it detects an impending collision to lessen the impact or avoid it altogether. Other unique technologies like traffic sign recognition and Adaptive Cruise Control are also available.

The MDX also scored well on federal and independent safety tests. Basic safety equipment, such as airbags and stability control, are standard, with safety feature options including Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Traffic Monitors. The MDX also offers automatic braking.

Test Drive the 2018 Audi Q7

We hope this Q7 vs. MDX comparison gave you everything you need to decide which vehicle is the right choice for you.

Drivers in Wilmington, Newark, and West Chester can explore the features and capabilities of the 2018 Audi Q7 by visiting Audi Wilmington. Call or stop by today to schedule a test drive!

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