With seating for seven and premium style, the BMW X7 and Audi Q7 are the epitome of family friendly luxury SUVs. They're safe, spacious, and always reliable. So, which one is right for you and your family?

To help drivers in Chattanooga, Hixson, and Cleveland, TN, decide, BMW of Chattanooga looks at what they have to offer in this BMW X7 vs. Audi Q7 comparison.

Power Through the Elements

Between its high-powered engines and standard xDrive all-wheel drive, the BMW X7 can get through any driving conditions. It keeps you in control with traction and stability and offers the kind of acceleration you'd normally find in a sports car. Its trio of impressive engines includes:

  • 3.0L TwinPower Turbo V6 that gets up to 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 that gets up to 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 that gets up to 612 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque

All three engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. To bolster your performance, it comes with Sport mode and lets you take control of your drive with Manual shift modes and paddle shifters.

The Audi Q7 also comes with all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, it's not as powerful as the BMW. In fact, the X7 starts where the Q7 tops out. Its 3.0L V6 gets up to 335 horsepower, but its 2.0L 4-cylinder base engine only offers 248 horsepower.

Space for Everything You Need

Both German SUVs offer three rows of seats and upscale interior features. For example, you'll find leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, stylish accents, and power-adjustable seats in both the BMW X7 and the Audi Q7.

While they both offer seating for seven, the BMW helps your passengers stretch out by featuring 33.3 inches of legroom in the third row. On the other hand, the Audi is a bit of a tight squeeze, with only 29.2 inches of rear legroom.

The BMW is also more spacious when it comes to packing bags and boxes. While they both offer large trunks and folding seats in the second and third rows, the Audi just can't carry as much cargo.



Audi Q7

Cargo Room Behind 1st Row

90.4 cubic feet

69.6 cubic feet

Cargo Room Behind 2nd Row

48.6 cubic feet

35.7 cubic feet

Intelligent Safety Features

Any SUV that's fit for your family should be able to keep them safe. The BMW X7 offers peace of mind with driver-assistance features that'll give you more awareness, more visibility, and remind you to keep your eyes on the road. Some of the smart safety features that come standard include:

  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear-View Camera
  • Fatigue and Focus Alert

While the first few features let you know what's around your SUV, the Fatigue and Focus Alert monitors how you're driving. It analyzes your driving patterns to look for signs of distracted driving and can remind you to focus on the road.

The Audi Q7 also comes with intelligent safety features, including some of the same ones that you'll find in the BMW. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer anything like the Fatigue and Focus Alert.

Trust a Bavarian SUV With Your Family

With extra space, added safety features, and more power under the hood, the BMW X7 is the ideal German luxury SUV for families in Chattanooga, Hixson, and Cleveland, TN. Visit BMW of Chattanooga to learn more about our BMW X7 vs. Audi Q7 comparison and take a test drive.

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