Whether you're hauling your loved ones or taking charge of the company carpool, you'll need an SUV with plenty of space and all the comfort to keep everyone relaxed. That may be why you have your sights set on the BMW X7 and the Audi Q8.

Both SUVs are great options, but one is the ideal choice for your rides through Solon, Cleveland, or Hudson, OH, and our team at BMW Cleveland is here to help you figure out which one it is with this BMW X7 vs. Audi Q8 comparison.


BMW X7 vs Audi Q8: Luxurious Interiors

When you step inside either SUV, you'll find grand accommodations that will keep your whole crew relaxed. There's room for five passengers in the Audi Q8, but you'll be able to bring along a couple more friends in the BMW X7. It can seat up to seven.

What if you're packing up for a business trip or tackling a road trip? The Q8 has plenty of storage space with 30.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats, but you'll have more room in the X7. The 48.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row gives you more room for suitcases and any souvenirs you collect along the way.

Both SUVs are comfortable, but only the X7 can create its own ambiance. Although both vehicles offer a moonroof, only the BMW X7 offers the Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof. Its color-changing LED lights add a dramatic effect to the starry night sky.


Meet the Safer SUV

When your loved ones are in tow, you'll need an SUV that's going to inspire confidence. That's why both the BMW X7 and the Audi Q8 come with a long list of similar driver-assistance technologies. They include:

  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Speed Limit Info

Both vehicles come with systems that can prepare them for impact when an imminent collision is detected. The BMW Active Protection System and Audi pre sense® basic accomplish this by automatically closing the windows, tightening the seat belts, and activating post-crash braking.

These two models can also help you navigate a crowded parking lot. How? That's simple: They both offer surround-view monitors that will give you a better look at any obstacles that lie in your path, but only the BMW X7 can park itself when outfitted with Parking Assistant Plus.


Does the X7 Outperform the Q8?

If you're looking for power, both the BMW X7 and the Audi Q8 have matching 3.0L inline 6-cylinder engines that crank out 335 horsepower. In both cases, they're paired to 8-speed automatic transmissions that help provide a boost in fuel economy as well as smooth rides.

Rain or shine, you'll have confidence that either vehicle can handle running over slick spots. They can both be equipped with all-wheel drive systems that send the most power to the wheels with the best grip.

One last performance feature these SUVs share is Integral Active Steering. It maximizes control at low speeds by allowing the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction as the front wheels. At high speeds, you'll have more agility thanks to the rear wheels turning in the same direction as the front wheels.


BMW X7 vs Audi Q8 Cleveland, OH: We Have a Winner!

The competition was close, but if you're looking for an SUV with more space and the ability to park itself, add the BMW X7 to your drives through Solon, Cleveland, and Hudson, Ohio.

Contact us and schedule a test drive at BMW Cleveland to see it for yourself!


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