2018 Volvo


Fuel Economy

22 / 29 (City/Hwy MPG*)



2018 Volvo XC90

2018 Audi


Fuel Economy

19 / 25 (City/Hwy MPG*)



2018 Audi Q7

Both the 2018 Volvo XC90 and the Audi Q7 are respected vehicles for their tech features and reliability. The luxury midsize SUVs offer beautiful interiors and powerful engines, making them favored among consumers. If you want to get behind the wheel of a new SUV and make the right selection when choosing a luxury vehicle, there are a few differences to compare between both car models.

Specs at a Glance


As a German automaker, Volvo has established a reputation as the safest car brand in the world and continues to manufacture reliable vehicles with the new 2018 Volvo XC90. Although the vehicle hasn't undergone a crash test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it has more safety features compared to the Audi Q7. Some of the car's safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, City Safety, forward collision warning, and low-speed automatic emergency braking. The 2018 Audi Q7 offers safety features that include Sideguard head-curtain airbags with outboard thorax side airbags that are available for passengers, which are optional. After seeing the innovation that Volvo has pioneered in safety, it is clear that the Volvo XC90 is ahead of the competition.

Interior Features

The 2017 Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7 both seat seven passengers but the Volvo model offers more leg and headroom with the second row of seats that are available. Comfortable padding is also provided, making it easy to stay comfortable on long drives. The ability to slide and recline in the second row is an extra perk in the second row, making it easy for passengers to have a high level of comfort without having to be in the front seats. The XC90 also offers more cargo space than the 85.7 cubic feet, which is significantly larger than the 71.6 cubic feet that are offered in the Audi Q7.

Both vehicles offer leather seating that is refined with high-quality materials used on every surface of the cabin. The Volvo XC90 is built with Apple CarPlay, and the 2018 Audi Q7 is constructed with the latest MMI infotainment system, which is easy to use and offers a simple layout with the settings.

Fuel Efficiency

The 2018 Volvo XC90 offers better fuel-efficiency and is considered to be more economical compared to the Audi Q7. Its hybrid T8 version gets 400 horsepower 62 mpg-e, making it have a combined city/highway rating of 27 mpg*. The front-wheel-drive engine that is more affordable with the XC90 is still fuel-efficient with 22 mpg* in the city and 29 mpg* on highways.

The Audi Q7 is built with 2.0-liter turbocharged 252-horsepower engine, but drivers can also choose to upgrade to the supercharged 333-horsepower 3.0-liter V6. Both engines offer 19 mpg* in the city and 25 mpg* on the highway.

If you're ready to become a new car owner, you can contact us to learn more about how the 2018 Volvo XC90 compares to the Audi Q7. We can schedule a test drive and discuss financing options that are available at our dealership.

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All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.