2020 Audi Q7 vs 2020 Volvo XC90 Comparison in Columbus, OH

Upgrading to a luxury three-row SUV is no small investment -- for you or your loved ones. With so much riding on this decision for everyone in your family, it's important to compare all your options and get the vehicle that's right for you. Side-by-side comparisons like these from Audi Columbus are here to help! We'll compare the 2020 Audi Q7 against the 2020 Volvo XC90 below. As you'll see, the 2020 Volvo XC90 may cost a bit less, but it can't compete with the comfort, luxury, style and utility of the 2020 Audi Q7. Particularly at the entry-level. In fact, by the time you add as options all the standard gear you get on the Audi Q7, the Volvo XC90 could cost you even more. See what we mean below!

Audi Q7 Exterior.

2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 Volvo XC90: Style & Design

Unlike the 2020 Volvo XC90, which looks more traditional with its squared-off style, the 2020 Audi Q7 combines the imposing size of an SUV with the sleek look of an Audi sports car. At the rear, dynamic turn indicators illuminate progressively for an eye-catching look. Dynamic turn signals aren't available at all on the 2020 Volvo XC90.

Better still, you'll also find more legroom in the front and middle rows of the 2020 Audi Q7, so it's a more comfortable choice for taller passengers on longer journeys.

Audi Q7 Dual Touchscreens

2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 Volvo XC90: Technology & Features

The 2020 Audi Q7 comes standard with a level of luxury and elegance that'll cost you extra on the 2020 Volvo XC90. With standard leather upholstery and heated front seats, there's little doubt that the 2020 Audi Q7 is luxurious. These features aren't found on the base 2020 Volvo XC90 model.

When it comes to technology, both vehicles come with all the modern essentials, including a touchscreen multimedia system featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ technologies. However, in the 2020 Audi Q7, you get a pair of screens, including one which you can customize to keep your most-used functions at your fingertips. Furthermore, the Audi SUV also comes standard with voice-activated navigation, so you can get directions to your destination without lifting a finger. Navigation is an optional extra on the 2020 Volvo XC90.

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2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 Volvo XC90: Performance & Towing

The standard engine in the 2020 Volvo XC90 makes a bit more horsepower compared to the 2020 Audi Q7, but a lot less torque, so both vehicles will feel similarly behind the wheel at the entry level. However, while you can get more power on both vehicles, only the 2020 Audi Q7 comes with the pulling power and satisfying rumble of an available turbocharged V6 engine. A properly equipped 2020 Audi Q7 can tow up to 7,700 pounds! The maximum towing capacity of the 2020 Volvo XC90 is an even 5,000 pounds.

And with standard all-wheel drive, the 2020 Audi Q7 is more capable on loose surfaces, unpaved roads and in wet weather. The 2020 Volvo XC90 offers all-wheel drive as an optional upgrade.

Plus, available rear-axle steering on the 2020 Audi Q7 is a trick the 2020 Volvo XC90 just can't pull off. Rear-axle steering makes this bulky vehicle easier to maneuver in tight spaces, while increasing stability when performing maneuvers at freeway speeds. For the finest handling experience from a three-row SUV, choose the 2020 Audi Q7.

Audi Q7 Driver Assistance

2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 Volvo XC90: Safety & Driver Assist Technology

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2020 Audi Q7 and 2020 Volvo XC90 best-possible marks in all crash test areas. So, they're both able to keep you and your loved ones safe in the event of a crash. But which one can better prevent a crash from happening in the first place?

Both cars come standard with pre-collision automatic braking and a rear parking sensor -- a front parking sensor is available on the 2020 Volvo XC90, but standard on the 2020 Audi Q7. Furthermore, as available options, the 2020 Audi Q7 offers the latest in driver assist technology from Audi, including adaptive cruise control and night vision assist.

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Why Choose Audi At Audi Columbus?

As you can see, it'll take thousands of dollars worth of options and upgrades to make the 2020 Volvo XC90 as luxurious and advanced as the entry-level 2020 Audi Q7. That means the starting price of the Audi Q7 is even more affordable than it may appear. Starting at an MSRP of $54,800, the 2020 Audi Q7 is surprisingly affordable when you consider all the features, technology and engineering you get. When you're ready to step up to the finest three-row SUV in the luxury segment, head to Audi Columbus.

2020 Audi Q72020 Volvo XC90 
$54,800Starting MSRP*$48,350
248Standard Horsepower250
273Standard Torque (lb-ft)258
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
Available UpgradeV6 EngineNot Available
7,700 PoundsMaximum Towing Capacity5,000 Pounds
41.7" / 38.8" / 29.2"Legroom40.9" / 37.0" / 31.9"
StandardHeated Front SeatsAvailable Upgrade
StandardGenuine Leather UpholsteryAvailable Upgrade
GoodIIHS Passenger-Side Small Overlap Crash Test ScoreGood

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.