2021 Volvo XC90 with the 2021 Audi Q7 Comparison in Torrance, CA

Are you looking for a new luxury SUV? Finding the right model can be a daunting challenge with the most well-known brands like Volvo and Audi battling for class supremacy with impressive models year in and year out. Both the new 2021 Volvo XC90 and 2021 Audi Q7 models claim to be the best and offer the most value to drivers, but which one can truly claim to have the edge?

In this comparison page, we'll do the research for you by comparing the popular 2021 Volvo XC90 and 2021 Audi Q7 models in a toe-to-toe battle to see which luxury SUV comes out on top. We'll cover the most important information drivers need to know before they can make an informed decision such as interior specifications, technology and features, performance, and more. Let's see how the 2021 Volvo XC90 and 2021 Audi Q7 stack up against one another.

2021 Volvo XC90 VS 2021 Audi Q7: Interior

Both the 2021 Volvo XC90 and 2021 Audi Q7 are three-row SUVs that can seat up to seven passengers comfortably. Naturally, both are popular among families so let's begin with what each model has to offer inside its cabin. Each model has generous proportions of space for both passengers and cargo. In fact, it's a virtual tie when it comes to available cargo space with third-row seats folded, with the 2021 Volvo XC90 offering 35.6 cubic feet while the 2021 Audi Q7 offers 35.7 cubic feet. Plus, both models have panoramic sunroof systems to let the outside in and make the SUVs feel even more spacious. When it comes to interiors, both models have much to offer.

2021 Volvo XC90 VS 2021 Audi Q7: Technology

Space is nice, but what drivers and passengers can do in that space is what's important. Both the 2021 Volvo XC90 and 2021 Audi Q7 have plenty of features to offer like Bluetooth compatibility and a ten-speaker audio system. But, only the 2021 Volvo XC90 has standard voice recognition along with a standard amplifier and equalizer for higher-quality sound. It may not seem like much of a difference, but think of the hours of music and radio you'll listen to inside your car. Don't you want the best possible sound available? Drivers of the 2021 Audi Q7 have to pay extra for such features or the features are not available at all.

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2021 Volvo XC90 VS 2021 Audi Q7: Performance & Efficiency

Perhaps what matters most in choosing between competing models is what's under the hood. The 2021 Volvo XC90 and 2021 Audi Q7 actually have quite similar engines with both luxury SUVs sporting 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engines. The difference is that the 2021 Volvo XC90 is finely-tuned to give a little extra horsepower with 250hp compared with the 2021 Audi Q7's 248hp output.

The starkest contrast between the 2021 Volvo XC90 and the 2021 Audi Q7 comes in terms of their fuel economies. The 2021 Volvo XC90's engine and design is so efficient that it can get as much as 30 MPG on the highway. Compare that with the 2021 Audi Q7, which doesn't come close to matching the Volvo, maxing out at 23 MPG on the highway. Essentially, the 2021 Volvo XC90 offers the same amount of performance but also helps save drivers money at the gas pumps as well.

2021 Volvo XC90 VS 2021 Audi Q7: Driver Assistance Technology

Driver assistance technologies are more common today than ever before. Both the 2021 Volvo XC90 and 2021 Audi Q7 offer a wealth of features and technologies to give drivers a little help while on the road. Both luxury SUVs offer technologies such as a 360° bird's-eye-view parking camera, which gives drivers a complete view of their car and surroundings. Both the 2021 Volvo XC90 and 2021 Audi Q7 offer drivers lane assistance and guidance, which can help steer drivers back to safety if they begin to unintentionally drift out of their lane.

2021 Volvo XC90 VS 2021 Audi Q7: Features

One way in which the 2021 Volvo XC90 separates itself from its competition is with the array of standard and available features it offers that improve the driving experience for both drivers and passengers. For example, the 2021 Volvo XC90 features Volvo's world-first advanced air filtration technology that improves the very air you breathe within the cabin. Add that to the 2021 Volvo XC90 model's high-quality Bowers & Wilkins speakers and you'll never want to leave your Volvo.

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2021 Volvo XC90 VS 2021 Audi Q7: Value

We've covered a lot of ground, but the big question remains: how much do they cost? Again, we see the 2021 Volvo XC90 pull ahead of its competition. The starting MSRP for the 2021 Audi Q7 reaches nearly $55,000. The 2021 Volvo XC90, meanwhile, has a low starting MSRP of just $49,000. Gather everything else about the 2021 Volvo XC90: top-notch performance, impressive fuel-efficiency, and a wealth of convenient and entertaining features, and we have a clear winner when it comes to which luxury SUV offers drivers more bang for their buck.

Convinced yet? Want to learn more? Stop by or contact our team at Volvo Cars South Bay in Torrance, California, today to learn more or schedule a test drive.

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