Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats and welcome to the main event. Today's heavyweight SUV exhibition will be between the Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90. Brought to you in part by Quantrell Volvo in Lexington, KY, and their expert finance department. We'll remind you that the use of flash photography is prohibited to ensure the safety of our competitors. The judge for today's bout is an automotive enthusiast who needs no introduction - YOU! In this corner, weighing in at 4,971lbs, the Destroyer from Deutschland, the 2021 Audi Q7, and in the other corner, weighing in at 4,555lbs, the Swinging Scandinavian Sensation, the Volvo XC90! As a reminder, tonight's competition is judged on a points-based value system or by technical knock-out. Q7, XC90, please come center ring and shake hands, return to your corners, and let's get ready to rumble!!!

2021 Audi Q7 45 Premium


2021 Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum

21MPG (Combined)25
248-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)Engine250-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium), 258-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manualTransmission8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
273 @ 1,600 rpmTorque258 @ 1,500 rpm
4,971 lbs.Curb Weight4,555 lbs.
StandardApple CarPlayStandard
StandardAndroid AutoStandard

Round 1. Stacking Up Standard Features.

There's the bell, and the Audi Q7 doesn't waste any time. The Q7 dashes to the center of the ring and launches an all-out assault showing off its standard roof-rails, LED headlights and taillights, standard 8-way leather interior seating, and panoramic glass roof. The crowd is on its feet. That's a lot of desirable features. The Volvo XC90 appears to have a grin on its face as it answers right back with the very same combination of heavy-hitting equipment. The Audi Q7 shakes it off, but the Volvo XC90 counters with a blistering display of standard safety & tech features, including wireless charging, adaptive cruise, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear crash detection, auto-braking assistance, lane departure warning, lane keep assistance, run-off-road protection, and Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive mode! From the German corner, the Q7 can hear his coaches scream out, "Nein!!!!!" The Q7 gets obliterated from this attack because it only has front and rear crash detection with park-assist. But thank goodness, the Q7 is saved by the bell. That's the end of round 1, and both SUVs go back to their corners.

Round 2. The Powerful Punches Keep On Coming.

Round two begins, and the Audi Q7 comes out showing why it's made it to the main event. With 248HP, standard Quattro AWD, an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, and a base MSRP of $54.950.00, the Audi Q7 S Line is equipped better and costs less than other premium European SUVs. But is the Audi Q7 price as competitive as it gets? That's what we all want to know here. The Volvo XC90 smashes all that to the side, showing off its base MSRP of $49,645.00. At that price, the XC90 gives you more horsepower with its 250HP engine, 8-speed Geartronic transmission but wait - does the Q7 have the edge, finally? That price is for the base XC90 with FWD! It looks like the Q7 is getting cocky but wait! The MSRP on the base AWD XC90 is $52,195.00. That's almost $3K savings with the Volvo XC90.

The heavyweights square off again. The Q7 wasn't happy about that last one and unleashes its 335HP hybrid engine to ohhh's, and ahhh's from the crowd. The ringside judges love that one, too. The Q7 scores some major green-points and - oooh! Did you see that? We're going to have to watch the replay on THAT one; it looks like the Volvo XC90 catches the Q7 off guard. The base Q7 couldn't monitor its blind-spot, and the XC90 landed a HUGE blow across the Q7's grill with its 400HP T8 hybrid engine. The Q7 is a little shaky on its feet. It takes a swing and a miss when it offers one year of prepaid maintenance for $995. The Volvo XC90 comes right back with its Orrefors Crystal gear shifter sparking under the arena lights and puts the Q7 flat on its back with a winning combination of Volvo Valet and 3yrs/36K miles complimentary maintenance! The Q7 struggles to get up but falls back down. It can barely put a hand on the ropes! There's the bell! Wait - look at that! The Audi Q7 Diesel charges into the ring from the crowd, and the ref is all over him. You know, we just don't tolerate poor sportsmanship. I guess that's why they don't allow the diesel in this country.

Quantrell Volvo Is the Home of World-Class Champion Vehicles

We find it curious that other premium luxury vehicles will charge you more and give you less. That's kind of like going to a 5-star dinner and then being expected to pay for the fork. And the plate. Quantrell Volvo is committed to serving you luxury vehicles that outpace the competition, and you'll find all of that in the XC90 as well as the rest of the incredible new Volvo lineup, including the dynamic-looking Volvo XC90 R-Design. We can't wait for you to fall in love with these vehicles! So if you're looking for lease deals near Louisville, Quantrell has you covered. Want even more savings?  Why not try a used Volvo XC90? Most of them are Certified by Volvo and share many of the same features as the current year model. Then again, we know there's nothing quite like that new car smell, so if you want a new XC90 for sale, we have plenty of those, too! We hope you've enjoyed this comparison page and encourage you to contact your Volvo specialist to help with remaining questions. So which SUV won? For us, the answer is clear. More performance, more standard technology, more standard safety, and more savings all belong to the XC90. Isn't that the full-size luxury SUV you want in your corner?