Looking for a new luxury SUV but can't decide between the 2022 Audi Q7 and the 2022 Mazda CX-9? You've come to the right place! 

In this comparison by our team at Audi Grapevine, these two popular models are put head to head in all of the important ways. Drivers near Grapevine, Dallas, and Irving, Texas, should read on to see which model comes out on top!

Audi Q7 vs Mazda CX-9: Power & Performance

The Audi Q7 is a powerhouse when it comes to performance. This model offers two high-powered engines, including an available 55 TFSI® 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that pumps out an incredible 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Pair this power with the proper equipment features and the Q7 will be able to tow up to 7,700 pounds of trailer weight.

Compared to the Q7's capabilities, the Mazda CX-9 falls flat, with just one engine to offer. The Skyactiv®-G 2.5 4-cylinder engine generates just 227 horsepower and can only handle a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when the vehicle is properly equipped. This 4,200-pound difference can mean a step down from a luxurious hard-side camping trailer to a tiny pop-up.

Q7 vs CX-9: Interior & Dimensions

The Audi Q7 and the Mazda CX-9 are relatively evenly matched in terms of dimensions. Both models can seat up to seven passengers and offer around 70 cubic feet of cargo space. The available hands-free tailgate system on each of these models will allow you to pack the cargo area in a matter of seconds.

You'll also have similar dimensions in all three rows of these vehicles, with at least 41 inches of front-row legroom and over 38 inches of second-row legroom.

However, the Audi Q7 has more shoulder room in the first two rows, with 59.5 inches, compared to the Mazda CX-9's 57.9 inches in the front row. The second row of the Q7 has 58.5 inches of shoulder room, while the CX-9 offers 58.1 inches.

What you won't find in the Mazda CX-9 are all the trappings of luxury that the Audi Q7 has to offer. The Q7 can be equipped with Valcona leather seating surfaces and power contour front seats with heating, ventilation, and massage functionality.

Q7 vs CX-9: Advanced Technology Features

There is some overlap when it comes to the technology in the Q7 and the CX-9. Both offer several advanced safety features and touchscreen infotainment systems, with smartphone integration, navigation with real-time traffic updates, and 360-degree camera capability.

However, the Q7 has more to offer drivers, with its larger screens, more comprehensive coverage, and multitasking capability. While the CX-9 gives you just one, the Q7 sports two large infotainment screens on which you can use multiple features at a time, like a map and a temperature display.

The 2022 Audi Q7: The Premier Luxury SUV

As you can see, the 2022 Audi Q7 takes the cake in every possible way over the Mazda CX-9. Experience the Audi Q7 for yourself by taking a test drive with us at Audi Grapevine.

Drivers near Grapevine, Dallas, and Irving, TX, can schedule a test drive by giving us a call today!

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