When you see luxury vehicles pass by when driving in and around Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly, MA, do you get a twinge of FOMO? Go ahead and treat yourself by getting behind the wheel of a luxury SUV. You deserve it.

Two great choices include the 2021 Audi Q7 and 2020 Acura MDX, thanks to their incredible performance capabilities, luxurious features, and advanced technologies. Learn more about which SUV is right for you by reading the Audi Q7 vs. Acura MDX comparison created by the experts at Audi Peabody. Continue reading to learn more or skip to browsing our Q7 inventory right here.

Audi Q7 vs Acura MDX: Luxurious Performance & Capabilities

When purchasing a new SUV, you need a vehicle that measures up to your performance needs. Thankfully, both the Audi Q7 and Acura MDX are run by powerful engines, giving you the freedom to travel around town with ultimate power.

The MDX comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that offers more power than the standard 2.0L engine of the Q7, but the Q7 offers a more powerful available engine that powers ahead of the MDX. Let's take a closer look!

Audi Q7 vs Acura MDX Engine Specs





3.0L turbocharged

3.5L V6


335 HP

290 HP


369 lb-ft

267 lb-ft

Not only does this extra power give you extra oomph when traveling, but it also gives you the freedom to bring larger items with you, thanks to its higher towing capacity. When properly equipped, the Q7 has a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. The MDX can only tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Audi Q7 vs Acura MDX: Premium Amenities

Being a luxury vehicle, you can rest assured that the cabin of these SUVs is full of premium amenities. Heated front seats are an example of a premium amenity that's offered standard with both models. Additionally, both SUVs come with a power sunroof. Although, the Q7 makes it possible for both front- and rear-seat passengers to get unobstructed views of the sky above.

That's because the 2021 Audi Q7 comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, while the MDX doesn't offer this feature.

On top of premium cabin amenities, both SUVs come equipped with advanced technology features. These features make even the longest of commutes full of nonstop entertainment.

Both include features like multimedia touchscreens and smartphone integration. Although, the Q7 makes viewing this information easier. This is thanks to its larger 10.1-inch touchscreen, compared to the 8-inch screen of the MDX.

Other technology features included with the Q7 include an available 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System and Audi connect®, which includes features like:

  • In-car Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Traffic information
  • Car finder
  • Google Earth™
  • And much more

While the MDX comes with an optional navigation system, it can't compete with the extra flair of Audi connect®.

Audi Q7 vs Acura MDX: Advanced Safety Features

The safe arrival of you and your passengers is the most important thing. That's why both the Q7 and MDX come standard with advanced safety features. The MDX comes with AcuraWatch™, which includes features like Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).

The Q7 offers similar features, but goes above and beyond with the standard Audi side assist with pre sense® rear feature that monitors your vehicle's blind spot.

Other advanced, optional safety features offered with the Q7 include:

  • Top view camera system with Virtual 360° view
  • Audi Active lane assist with Emergency assist
  • Audi adaptive cruise assist with Traffic Jam assist and Turn assist

Thanks to these features, you'll feel extra secure behind the wheel of the Q7.

Audi Q7 vs Acura MDX: The Verdict

When it comes to giving your Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly, Massachusetts, travels an upgrade, both the Q7 and MDX are great options. Although, after reading our Audi Q7 vs. Acura MDX comparison, it's clear the Q7 is the way to go.

To learn more about this model and all its features, contact or visit us at Audi Peabody today!

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