When it comes to finding your next luxury SUV, you have several vehicles to choose from. However, two models rise above the rest. Both the 2021 Audi Q7 and the 2020 Acura MDX offer incredible combinations of performance, capability, and technology. So, how will shoppers in Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving, Texas, choose between them?

In this Audi Q7 vs. Acura MDX comparison, we at Audi Grapevine will show you how these two vehicles stack up against each other. Which one will be the perfect luxury SUV to match your driving style? Read ahead to see which one comes out on top!

Audi Q7 vs Acura MDX: Powertrains

The 2021 Audi Q7 offers two turbocharged engines in its powertrain lineup, including a standard 248-horsepower 2.0L TFSI® engine and an available 335-horsepower 3.0L TFSI® engine. Both come standardly paired to an intuitive 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission and a quattro® all-wheel drivetrain.

The 2020 Acura MDX also offers two different engines to choose from. However, no matter which one you pick, you'll max out at a power output of 321 horsepower. This model also doesn't offer a standard all-wheel-drive system, so you'll have to upgrade to access that.

Audi Q7 vs Acura MDX: Capability

The 2021 Audi Q7 isn't just nice to look at-it also puts the pedal to the metal when it comes to capability. When equipped with its available 3.0L TFSI® engine and other equipment, this model is capable of towing up to a whopping 7,700 pounds of trailer weight. Take your Audi Q7 for a weekend trip with the family and bring the family boat or camper along with ease.

Unfortunately, the 2020 Acura MDX can only tow up to 5,000 pounds of trailer weight  when properly equipped. Therefore, you may have to leave some belongings behind when you take a trip.

Audi Q7 vs Acura MDX: Technology

Inside the 2021 Audi Q7, you'll find some incredible technology features that you won't find anywhere else. For starters, this model comes equipped with a 10.1-inch MMI® touch response system. You can use this to stay connected using Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as well as to get navigation directions and make hands-free phone calls with Bluetooth®.

The Audi Q7 also offers Audi connect®, a subscription service that provides a built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot, and other helpful features. The Q7 is also equipped with a high-resolution 12.3-inch instrument cluster and an available 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium Sound System.

As for the 2020 Acura MDX, you'll have access to a few features similar to those found in the Audi Q7, including a touchscreen infotainment system and Bluetooth®. However, you'll miss out on having a Wi-Fi® hotspot and the premium sound system; in fact, the most speakers you can get in this model is 12.

2021 Audi Q7 vs 2020 Acura MDX: The Verdict

Though both luxury SUVs bring style and innovation to the roads, we think you're going to love the advanced features in the 2021 Audi Q7 the best.

Get a closer look at this incredible model by taking it for a test drive at Audi Grapevine. Shoppers in Grapevine, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Irving, TX, can schedule their appointments online today!

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