When it comes to luxury midsize SUVs, the two you'll want to put on your wish list are the 2019 Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90. After all, they're both stylish, powerful, and full of impressive features.

Since each vehicle has a lot to offer, our team at Audi Peabody created this comprehensive Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 comparison. See which SUV comes out on top before scheduling a test drive around Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly today!

High-Quality Interior Comfort Features

There's a lot that goes into creating a truly comfortable interior, including the space and standard amenities. While both vehicles seat up to seven passengers, the 2019 Audi Q7 offers more room for them to stretch out across its first and second rows of seating:


Headroom (1st/2nd/3rd row)

Legroom (1st/2nd/3rd row)

Audi Q7

39.9/38.8/35.9 in.

41.7/38.8/29.2 in.

Volvo XC90

38.9/38.5/36.3 in.

40.9/37.0 /31.9 in.

Even so, both SUVs offer tons of creature comforts like heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel. No matter the weather outside, you'll be able to stay nice and comfortable with just the touch of a button!

Winner: Audi Q7: for offering more overall room for passengers.

Q7 vs XC90: Cargo Space

Not only do the Q7 and XC90 offer a lot of passenger space, they also offer tons of space for your belongings. In fact, you'll get up to 69.6 cubic feet of available cargo room in the Audi Q7 when the second and third rows are folded flat. Plus, it comes standard with a hands-free tailgate release, enabling you to access the cargo area even when your hands are full.

The Volvo, meanwhile, offers a similar level of cargo space when the second and third rows are folded down. It also provides a hands-free liftgate, but you'll need to upgrade to a higher trim level to get it.

Winner: Audi Q7: While each offers generous cargo space, the Q7 comes standard with the convenient hands-free feature.

Engine Power Acceleration & Handling

If you're looking for a vehicle with sporty handling and energetic engine options, the 2019 Q7 is for you. For starters, it comes standard with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. For an even bigger dose of power, there's an available 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that churns out 329 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque.

By comparison, the Volvo XC90 delivers a comfortable ride with stable cornering ability. Unfortunately, its handling isn't as engaging as other SUVs in its class. It's also not as powerful, as its standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine delivers just 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Winner: Audi Q7: for offering a more dynamic driving experience.

2019 Q7 vs 2019 XC90: Towing

Whether you're heading to the beach or the mountains for vacation, you may want to bring along some larger equipment-perhaps a small recreational boat or camping trailer.

In that case, you'll love the 2019 Q7 which provides a remarkable 7,700 pounds of max towing when properly equipped. The towing capacity in the XC90 is also impressive at 5,000 pounds but is noticeably weaker.

Winner: Audi Q7: While the towing capacity in the Volvo XC90 is commendable, it unfortunately falls over 2,000 pounds short of the Audi Q7.

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Safety in the Audi Q7 vs Volvo XC90

The 2019 Audi Q7 and 2019 Volvo XC90 offer tons of advanced safety features for your peace of mind. For instance, the Q7 comes standard with driver-assistive technologies like Audi pre sense® front and pre sense® basic.

The front feature can detect cars and pedestrians when traveling at speeds of up to 52 MPH. It'll warn you to hit the brakes and even do so for you if you don't react in time. Meanwhile, the basic feature can prepare for a possible impact by closing the side windows and pre-tensioning the front seatbelts.

The XC90 has a feature that's like the Audi pre sense® front, but you'll have to upgrade to a higher trim level to get it.

Winner: Audi Q7: for providing more standard driver-assistance features.

2019 Audi Q7 vs 2019 Volvo XC90: Reliability

Audi is known for engineering ultra-reliable automobiles, including the 2019 Q7. This stems from the fact that it comes standard with quattro® all-wheel drive, giving you optimal traction on any type of road surface. Plus, it comes with a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty to keep you covered when needed.

Volvo, on the other hand, has a history of below-average predicted reliability according to J.D. Power. It does come with a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty as well, but the XC90 doesn't come standard in all-wheel drive.

Winner: Q7: for a better history of dependability and providing standard all-wheel drive.

Audi Q7 vs Volvo XC90: The Winner

As you can see, in terms of overall power, space, and security, the 2019 Q7 is the clear winner. Therefore, you may be more interested in the 2019 Audi Q7 for your travels around Peabody, Danvers, and Beverly.

To know for sure, you'll want to get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself. Just schedule a test drive at Audi Peabody today!

1 EPA estimates. Your mileage and emissions will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details.

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