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2021 Audi Q7 vs 2022 Acura MDX Review & Comparison from ACURA Perspective

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Hey everyone i’m katie osborne and welcome to the track if you’re in the market for a next level suv then you’ve come to the right place today we’re comparing two excellent choices the completely redesigned acura mdx and the audi q7 now the audi q7 here is a solid choice it’s got some recent design updates to the front and rear and i do like the larger grille

It has a nice hood and body line but overall i’d say the q7 styling is far from ground breaking on the inside you’ll find a modern and straightforward cabin with premium materials and nice touches like these wood inlays the eight-way power seats are a little on the firm side but they aren’t comfortable and they come heated which is also a plus the dual touch

Screen displays are well placed but they could be a little distracting when driving and it turns out they’re pretty good at collecting fingerprints now three rows do come standard in q7 but passengers in the third row better be petite and flexible and when it comes to safety and driver assistance features on the q7 you will find a few but for helpful innovations

Like adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist you’ll have to add an additional package the new acura mdx is absolutely stunning you’ll notice that the suv has a wider front profile giving it a more athletic and aggressive stance from the side you can also see that the hood is longer and more muscular while the cabin has been pushed back for a sportier

Look and it’s now sitting on larger and wider alloy wheels that increases road contact for more connected handling the powerful new styling begins with the boulder diamond pentagon grille and a sculpted front bumper that wraps into the fog lights four lamp jewel eye leds with new acura signature chicane daytime running lights flow from the grill to the expansive

Hood the main character line then draws your eyes down the body of the suv and over the strong shoulders to the rear where you’ll again find chicane led tail lights matching the style up front while exposed dual exhaust outlets cap off the new look and just wait till you see the inside the mdx interior has been dramatically redesigned it’s modern and stylish

Beautifully crafted and packed with the latest tech to keep you and your passengers connected you’ll immediately notice how spacious it is inside thanks to the wider body there’s more room in all three rows and more headroom for front and third row occupants compared to the previous mdx and it’s just gorgeous in here especially with that available real wood

And metal trim plus there’s contrast stitching throughout the entire interior friends even the speaker girls are impressive and impressive doesn’t even begin to describe these heated front sport seats they’re incredibly comfortable and can be power adjusted up to 16 ways they’re also available in full grain milano leather with the option to be ventilated and

Of course you have a beautiful leather wrapped steering wheel with helpful controls at your fingertips including amazon alexa hey alexa what’s the weather like currently in california city it’s 77 degrees fahrenheit with mostly cloudy skies and because the acura mdx is a true driver’s suv there are paddle shifters for manual control there’s also a striking

New digital instrument cluster in the mdx that displays everything from speed limit information to driver assistant features you can choose between different gauge layouts and link your preferred settings to your key available head up display can also protect key vehicle information and alerts right onto the lower windshield and you can’t miss the new 12.3

Inch hd center display which is easy to access with acura’s true touchpad interface whatever you touch on the touchpad corresponds to the screen so you can navigate and keep your eyes on the road the center console is also smartly designed with plenty of useful space for small objects like your smartphone which by the way you can charge wirelessly you can also

Use wireless apple carplay and wireless android auto integration without plugging your phone in now i’ve got a question for you do you want a great audio system well i’ve got some good news in the mdx you can opt for the els studio 3d premium audio system with up to 16 speakers throughout the suv including in the ceiling for an incredibly immersive experience

It’s almost like being in a music studio and the immersion continues with the available customizable cabin lighting system with up to 27 different lighting themes based on iconic drives from around the world and while you’re driving everyone can stay connected in the mdx thanks to mobile wi-fi capability there are also plenty of usb ports and plugs available

For charging throughout the suv including the third row and there is a usbc pop-up port up front something else that will charge everyone up the new panoramic moonroof and with cabin control your passengers can open the moonroof shade with their smartphones and they can also control music and rear climate settings speaking of the rear in the mdx you can choose

Between second row bench seating or you can fold down that center seat and enjoy some captains chairs accessing the third row is also easy just push a button to easily slide the seats forward or remove the center seat and now you have an open path through to the third row which is perfect if you have car seats secured and that third row is no penalty box it has

Ample headroom and leg room plus usb ports for passengers on both sides and get this you can talk to the rear passengers all the way from the front seat it’s called cabin talk and it’s available on select trims acura really kicked it up a notch with this new rear cargo area starting with the available hands-free tailgate access and when that third row is up you

Have more storage space in the previous model including almost double the under floor storage and if you’re traveling with wet or dirty items perhaps the cooler or ski boots one side of the reversible cargo lid is hard plastic for easy cleanup you can also adjust the cargo floor to expand capacity when you have bigger bulkier items like a stroller plus both

Rows easily fold down to give you over 70 cubic feet of storage space and when it’s time to grab what you need and go just press a button and walk away the tailgate closes automatically think driving a three row suv has to be boring friends think again the acura mdx has literally been built for performance on an all-new light truck platform with an ultra rigid

New body structure the increased rigidity plus a new front double wishbone suspension takes steering feel and corner and grip to the next level under the hood is a 3.5 liter v6 that’s very smooth and gives you plenty of muscle when you need it that engine paired with the responsive 10-speed automatic transmission plus those paddle shifters for manual control

Definitely delivers an exhilarating driving experience the new mdx also offers available acura super handling all-wheel drive with industry-leading torque vectoring technology this system distributes power from the front wheels to the back and also to the left and right for incredible handling and control whether you opt for front wheel drive or super handling

All-wheel drive you can always switch through your different drive modes with a turn of a dial you can even create your own settings and launch your individual drive mode at the push of a button and let’s not forget about safety technology acura believes in creating cars and suvs that can help make the roads safer for everyone and that’s why every mdx comes

Equipped with acura watch a suite of safety and driver assistance technologies that includes lane keeping assist collision mitigation braking with pedestrian detection road departure mitigation adaptive cruise control and more plus additional assistance technologies like blind spot information systems are now standard on all mdx packages acura’s next generation

Ace body structure is incorporated into every mdx for peace of mind on the road now on the performance front the q7 is capable but with the 45 tfsi trim you’ll get much less horsepower than the mdx and while you can always upgrade the audi to the 55 tfsi trim for more power that’ll also increase the suv’s weight limiting that agility and sporty feel on the road

The q7 also comes with an 8-speed transmission versus the smooth shifting 10 speed of the mdx and while the audi does come with different driving modes you can’t create a custom driving mode like you can on the mdx with the integrated dynamic system so who comes out on top the q7 is stylish but far from groundbreaking the completely redesigned mdx is sporty and

Aggressive from front to rear the q7 also lacks that spirited performance of the mdx so it’s an obvious answer to me the mdx is the better choice just check out this chart you

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2021 Audi Q7 vs 2022 Acura MDX Review & Comparison from ACURA Perspective By OpenEye Automobile