Compare The 2022 Audi Q7 And 2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Volvo XC90 vs 2022 Audi Q7

If you're shopping for a three-row luxury SUV, then comparing the Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 is likely to be on your mind. These models have both received plenty of attention from industry pros. They're both positioned to offer a generous helping of luxury, power, and high-tech features, as well as a confidence-inspiring suite of safety features. As you compare these two SUVs, though, you'll find that the Volvo XC90 offers many advantages compared to the Audi Q7.

To help make your decision a confident one, we've put together this guide to show you how the Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7 compare. Discover the benefits below, and be sure to find our other guides to compare the Lexus RX 450h and Volvo XC90 hybrid, among other models. Read on, and get in touch today to discover a new Volvo XC90 with a test drive.

2022 Audi Q7
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Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter TFSI®
HP: 248 @ 5,000 rpm
0-60: 5 seconds
# of seats: 7
Towing Capacity: 7,700 lbs
Range: up to 562.5 miles (highway)
MPG: 20 city / 25 hwy
5 Year Ownership Costs
Average Cost Per Mile: $0.78
Depreciation: $24,093
Financing: $4,254
Fuel: $12,382
Insurance: $5,448
Maintenance: $6,342
Repairs: $2,832
Tax Credit: $0
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2022 Volvo XC90
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Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter
HP: 250 @ 5,500 rpm
0-60: 6.4 seconds
# of seats: 7
Towing Capacity: 4,000 lbs
Range: up to 564 miles (highway)
MPG: 21 city / 30 hwy
5 Year Ownership Costs
Average Cost Per Mile: $0.67
Depreciation: $19,822
Financing: $3,717
Fuel: $10,895
Insurance: $4,580
Maintenance: $6,333
Repairs: $1,540
Tax Credit: $0
Shop Model: New Volvo XC90 for sale

Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 Performance & Specs

Starting the Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 comparison, you'll find more power and fuel efficiency with a Volvo XC90. Specifically, standard specs for the 2022 Volvo XC90 start with the T5 powertrain. This powertrain offers you a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 250 horsepower and delivering up to an EPA-estimated 21 MPG city / 30 MPG highway.1

For a standard 2022 Audi Q7, you'll get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 248 horsepower. It also provides less fuel efficiency, delivering up to an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 MPG city / 25 MPG highway.1

Available options for the 2022 Volvo XC90 include the T6 powertrain, which combines a turbocharger and a supercharger to boost the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to 316 horsepower. The efficient edge of the Volvo XC90 when comparing Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 SUVs continues, as, despite the thrills, you'll still enjoy an efficient EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of up to 19 MPG city / 27 MPG highway.1

Both SUVs use an eight-speed automatic transmission, and both offer available air-ride suspension. If you're looking for more standard power and efficiency, a Volvo XC90 will take the lead.

Volvo XC90 Hybrid vs. Audi Q7 Hybrid

Those impressive fuel efficiency and power numbers are for a gas-powered Volvo XC90; the Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid for sale takes things even further.

For an Audi Q7, the available hybrid benefits come from a mild-hybrid system rather than a plug-in type.

Starting with the Audi Q7, you'll find a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine and a mild-hybrid electric system making a combined output of 335 horsepower and delivering up to an EPA-estimated 20 MPG combined.1

The Volvo XC90 Recharge combines the 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor system to offer a combined output of 400 horsepower. In the Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 hybrid model comparison, you'll find up to an EPA-estimated 27 MPG combined1 on gas power, 55 MPGe2 for hybrid driving, and up to a manufacturer-estimated 18 miles of all-electric driving range with the 2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge.

Both models offer standard all-wheel drive, but the Volvo XC90 Recharge dominates both the power and efficiency battle.

Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 Cargo Space & Dimensions

Three-row SUVs are built around practicality for you and your family; you'll find immense amounts of spaciousness in a new 2022 Volvo XC90 for sale.

This model measures 195-inches long, 84.3-inches wide (with mirrors), and 69.9-inches tall. In comparison, the 2022 Audi Q7 offers less city-commuting agility, as it measures 199.3-inches long, 87.1-inches wide (with mirrors), and 68.5-inches tall.

Despite the extra overall length, the Audi Q7 offers less legroom for rear-seat passengers than a Volvo XC90. Specifically, the 2022 Volvo XC90 provides third-row occupants with 31.9-inches of legroom; the Audi Q7 only gives third-row occupants 29.2-inches of legroom.

Headroom is a similar disparity. The Volvo XC90 treats third-row occupants to 36.3-inches of rear headroom, while the Audi Q7 offers third-row passengers 35.9-inches of headroom.

In the 2022 Volvo XC90 vs. 2022 Audi Q7 battle, both can seat up to seven passengers. The Volvo XC90 provides a manufacturer-listed maximum cargo capacity of up to 85.7 cubic feet, while the Audi Q7 has a cargo capacity of 69.6 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks folded.

Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 Interior Style and Benefits

Even when comparing a pre-owned Volvo XC90 vs. a used Audi Q7 for sale, you'll find a similar difference between these two interiors. While a subjective matter, we'd say that the Volvo XC90 interior styling focuses on a more timeless appeal, while the Audi Q7 focuses on the latest tech-based style. The Volvo XC90, though, seamlessly combines cutting-edge tech benefits with a luxury experience that prioritizes all five senses.

You'll find standard leather upholstery in both models. The Volvo XC90 offers a standard four-zone auto climate control system with the innovative CleanZone filter, and when comparing Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 SUVs, the Audi Q7 only has a standard three-zone auto climate control system.

The Volvo XC90 is dedicated to your comfort and has an unparalleled amount of front-seat adjustability options; there's even an available massage function to make those long-distance trips luxurious.

Standard features on a 2022 Volvo XC90 include a wireless smartphone charger and a panoramic moonroof with a sunshade that automatically closes when temperatures rise to uncomfortable levels. The Audi Q7 offers a wireless phone charger as an option and has a standard panoramic sunroof without the advanced automatic sunshade function.

Both Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 SUVs have premium materials all around. The standard Volvo XC90 interior inlays are made from an exclusive satin-finish, linear-grain Walnut wood, while the standard Audi Q7 uses glossy oak wood for its inlays. The Volvo XC90 interior has many more benefits and advantages.

Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 Technology

When you discover Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 tech features, the Volvo XC90 will check off all the boxes on your high-tech wishlist.

In the Volvo XC90, a 12-inch digital instrument display and 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes standard with advanced connectivity and intuitive data readouts. A standard front and rear parking assistance system and rearview camera make easy work of tight parking spots. An available head-up display intuitively keeps you connected, a Bowers & Wilkins® premium sound system fills your cabin with immersive sound, and the Volvo Cars app lets you remotely start your vehicle and pre-climatize said cabin.

When you look inside Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 SUVs, the Audi Q7 offers similar features. This includes a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit instrument display and an available Bang & Olufsen® premium audio system, but it misses out on standard Volvo XC90 tech benefits like a customizable power steering response, rain-sensing wipers with an integrated washer, and more.

Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 Safety

Volvo Cars stands for confidence-inspiring, market-leading safety engineering, and top features; the 2022 Volvo XC90 builds on that legacy with a generous suite of standard and available safety features. Make no mistake, in the Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 showdown, both SUVs are safe vehicles, but the Volvo XC90 takes safety to the next level.

At a glance, the 2022 Volvo XC90 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+3 while the 2022 Audi Q7 is not.4

In a 2022 Volvo XC90, the confidence of this exceptional rating is backed up by features like whiplash-reducing seats. This model is just as dedicated to preventing the worst-case scenario. You'll find standard blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a lane-keeping aid, oncoming collision mitigation with automated emergency braking, and more.

Available safety features include a 360-degree camera system, the next-gen Volvo Pilot assist adaptive cruise control, and more. In the Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 battle, the Audi Q7 offers similar safety benefits but does not include desirable ones like adaptive cruise control as standard features.

Discover the 2022 Volvo XC90 at Volvo Cars Midlothian

To recap, the Volvo XC90 provides more standard horsepower, more rear-seat spaciousness, more fuel efficiency, a stronger IIHS safety rating, more desirable standard safety features, and many unique premium materials and interior benefits over the 2022 Audi Q7. If you're ready to discover all that the 2022 Volvo XC90 offers, then give us a call and swing by our dealership for a test drive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the better SUV: Audi Q7 or Volvo XC90?

Finding the "better" SUV will depend on your needs, wants, and taste. That said, a 2022 Volvo XC90 offers more standard horsepower, more fuel efficiency, more spacious rear seats, a more sensorial interior design, unique premium materials, a higher safety rating, cutting-edge standard safety features, and many standard features which the Audi Q7 offers as optional extras. If you're comparing Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 SUVs, visit our dealership today to see how a Volvo XC90 will satisfy on your daily drive.

Which is more reliable: Audi Q7 or Volvo XC90?

Using J.D. Power quality and reliability ratings as a baseline, the 2022 Audi Q7 can be less reliable than a 2022 Volvo XC90. Specifically, J.D. Power gave the 2022 Volvo XC90 an "average" rating of 70 out of 100 for reliability,5 and gave the 2022 Audi Q7 a "fair" rating of 65 out of 100 for reliability.6 Other third-party sources like agree, and rate the Audi Q7 at 2.5 out of 5.0 for reliability,7 while ranking the Volvo XC90 at 3.5 out of 5.0 for reliability.8

Which is more expensive to maintain: Audi Q7 or Volvo XC90?

According to Edmunds, the 2022 Audi Q7 is significantly more expensive to maintain than a 2022 Volvo XC90. Specifically, they list the five-year maintenance cost estimate for a 2022 Volvo XC90 at $6,333, and the 2022 Audi Q7 at $6,342.9 For a 2022 Volvo XC90, their five-year repair cost estimate is $1,540, while the same estimate for a 2022 Audi Q7 is listed at $2,832.9

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