Volvo XC90 Vs. Audi Q7: Luxury SUVs Compared

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Comparing the Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7 may be challenging at first glance because it is a question of two luxury three-row SUVs. Both offer versatility, comfort, and power. Our Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 review will examine these SUVs' interiors, performance specs, safety features, and more to help you make the right decision for you and your loved ones.

Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7 Interior and Technology

The 2022 Volvo XC90 is an exquisite vehicle with a spacious and upscale interior. The Volvo design team packed it with excellent features and premium materials. When you and your passengers sit in the three-row Volvo XC90, you'll be swaddled in comfort. Depending on the trim you select, you'll be treated to features including leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and more.

The 2022 Audi Q7 is also a luxury vehicle. However, when we compare the Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7, we see that the Volvo vehicle wins out. Where the Audi Q7 has just single-zone climate control, the Volvo XC90 has dual-zone as a standard feature. This will help keep the kids happy on trips around town and out of state. The Volvo SUV, so far, seems to be winning the Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7 battle.

The Volvo XC90 also has more intuitive technology. It features a single touch screen in the front for controlling music, navigation, and climate. It also has hard buttons that can carry out some of the same functions. The Audi Q7, by contrast, has two touch screens. Even if you're committed to only using screens, the Volvo XC90 will be simpler to manipulate. It's easy to build muscle memory for adjusting knobs and pressing buttons than it is for navigating touchscreen menus, after all.

There has never been a better time to check out a Volvo XC90 lease. A lease sees you drive a new vehicle for a lower monthly payment than buying the same car. Once the lease period has ended, you'll return the vehicle to us. This lets you drive a brand-new SUV for a very reasonable price without worrying much about maintenance costs.

Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7 Interior and Technology
Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 Dimensions and Cargo Space

Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 Dimensions and Cargo Space

On the topic of the interior of these vehicles, we'll now turn to the question of dimensions and cargo space. On the outside, the Volvo XC90 is slightly smaller than the Audi Q7. This is a good thing: it'll be easier to park and maneuver on the road. The Volvo SUV is 195 inches long, while the Audi vehicle comes in at 199.3 inches. The Audi SUV is 77.6 inches wide without mirrors, while the Volvo vehicle comes in at 75.7 inches.

As we compare the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90, we see that the interior dimensions of the vehicles are similar. The Audi car has slightly more front legroom at 41.7 inches to the Volvo XC90 SUV's 40.9 inches. In the third row, however, it tilts in the Volvo XC90 luxury vehicle's favor with 31.9 inches to the Audi Q7 SUV's 29.2. We think this extra third-row space will matter more. If you're expecting to have people sit back there, they will be pleased with the extra space offered by the Volvo XC90.

In the battle of the Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7, the Volvo XC90 comes out on top. With a more comfortable and luxurious interior and better technological options, this premium three-row SUV from Volvo Cars is the way to go.

Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7 Performance and Safety

The last two topics we will consider are performance and safety. The Volvo XC90 has impressive performance specs across its three available engines. The T5 configuration gets 250 horsepower from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The T6 version of the SUV gets 316 ponies by adding a supercharger to the T5 powertrain.

The most impressive version of the Volvo SUV is, however, the new Volvo XC90 hybrid vehicle. As a plug-in hybrid, it gets superb fuel economy and has a heck of a lot of performance potential. By pairing the turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter engine with a powerful battery-and-motor system, it gets 455 horsepower with the Extended Range upgrade. You'll blow by just about anyone on the highway, and they'll be stunned to see you're doing so in a three-row SUV.

The Audi Q7 has only two available engines. The first is their version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, but it gets only 248 horsepower. The other choice is a 3.0-liter V-6 engine that makes 335 horsepower. While neither of these options is bad, they're outclassed when we compare the Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7.

The 2022 Volvo XC90 has more standard safety technology than the Audi Q7. It includes automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alerts, and forward-collision warning. The Audi Q7 has some of these features as standard ones, like forward-collision warning, but the others are expensive add-ons.

Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7 Performance and Safety

Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7: Final Victor

In the struggle of the Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7, the Volvo SUV comes out on top. It has more dynamic engine options, a more appealing interior, and is easier to park and maneuver on the street. Our whole staff at Gunther Volvo Cars Coconut Creek is very proud to be able to offer the superb new Volvo XC90 SUV for sale to our community. Message or call our dealership now to schedule a tour and test drive of this excellent luxury vehicle.

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