Need a vehicle that can seat the whole family in style? You may be in the market for a midsize luxury SUV, and in this 2018 Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 comparison, we want to give you a closer look at two standout options.

Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island shoppers can read on to see how these vehicles measure up when they're set side-by-side. The more you know about them, the more certain you'll be when you choose your next ride! Contact us at Audi Hilton Head with any questions.

Q7 vs XC90: Interior Features

The Q7 and XC90 are both three-row SUVs with seating for seven, at least in most trims (the range-topping XC90 Excellence reduces seating capacity to four). In either vehicle, you'll find space suitable for five adults in the first two rows, while the third row is an ideal fit for kids. Both cabins feel spacious, open, and airy.

Enhancing that airy feel in both SUVs is undoubtedly the standard panoramic sunroof, which'll rejuvenate your ride with a fresh dose of air and natural sunlight.

Both vehicles offer incredibly soft leather upholstery for a luxury touch-but it only comes standard in the Q7. In the XC90, you'll need to upgrade past standard synthetic leather to experience that deluxe feel.

Under the Hood: Performance

You can expect similar acceleration from the base Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90. Both run on turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinders with outputs of roughly 250 horsepower. With power like that, these SUVs can get moving with plenty of gusto.

The XC90 comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD), but all-wheel drive (AWD) is available to give you more traction on those wet coastal roads.

However, the 2018 Audi Q7 does it one better by providing standard AWD in the form of quattro® all-wheel drive. This system intuitively sends power to the wheel(s) with the most grip, so you can maximize traction in all sorts of conditions.

Advanced Technology Features

With options for music that include HD Radio™, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™, you'll want all your favorite tunes to come through clear in the Q7 and XC90. The Volvo SUV offers an available 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system for the job-but it's no match for the 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen® sound system available in the Audi SUV.

Both vehicles bring you into the future with optional digital instrument panels. They measure 12.3 inches and are fully customizable, so you can have the information on hand that you rely on most, from playlists and navigation to speed and RPM. It'll all be right in front of your eyes!

Audi Q7 vs Volvo XC90: Which Will You Choose?

At Audi Hilton Head, we want shoppers across Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island to drive away in a midsize luxury SUV they can feel confident in. Now that you've finished reading our Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 comparison, which ride has all that you need?

It's a tough choice, but for standard leather, standard all-wheel drive, and more speakers, the Q7 may just be the dream ride you've been looking for. Schedule a test drive and find out!

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