Which Offers Better Standard Features: Acura MDX or Audi Q7?

August 18th, 2014 by

2015 Acura MDXBoth the 2015 Acura MDX and Audi Q7 are available now to drivers, and if you’re shopping for a luxury crossover around Detroit, you’ve probably got each of these models on your mind. But which one comes out ahead on standard features? You might expect luxury vehicles like these to come well equipped from the start, but we think that once you see the differences between these two entry-level luxury crossovers, you’ll be amazed just how much comes standard on an Acura.

Let’s take a look.

Acura Comes Out Ahead on Features, Way Ahead

Like we said, if you’re springing for a luxury crossover, you probably expect to get some of the best features around, and while the Audi Q7 isn’t poorly equipped, it doesn’t compare to the MDX. Here’s a brief look at some of what you can find on the MDX that either is unavailable or requires an upgrade on the Q7:

  • Paddle shifters
  • Rear heating/AC controls
  • Driver side memory settings
  • Power moonroof
  • Rearview camera
  • Speed sensing interval wipers
  • Telematics system
  • LED headlights

That’s eight features, and it’s just the start of things. But don’t worry, there are many more reasons to choose the MDX. Like fuel economy.

Acura Engineering at its Finest

Okay, so both of these crossovers have comparable power ratings—the MDX is good for 290 hp over the Q7’s 280 hp, but that’s close—so you should expect similar fuel economies, right?

Would you believe that the 2015 Acura MDX 6-Spd AT earns an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg* to the 22 highway mpg of the Q7. We’re not quite sure what Audi’s engineers are doing with that 6 mpg, considering the MDX offers up more power…

Test Drive an MDX Today

We think we’ve made a pretty strong case for the features of the Q7 falling short of the 2015 Acura MDX, but the only way you can know for sure is to take it for a test drive. Stop by a Michigan Acura Dealer today and take the 2015 Acura MDX for a spin.

Michigan Acura Dealers includes Acura of Troy, Ann Arbor Acura, Jeffrey Acura, Suburban Acura, Dave White Acura, and Fox Acura.

*Based on 2015 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 only), and other factors.

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