Volvo XC90 vs. Audi Q7

Volvo XC90

Why choose the new Volvo XC90 over the Audi Q7? Find out here at Premier Volvo Cars Overland Park

If you've got a growing family here in the greater Overland Park, KS area, then you undoubtedly want the very best for them in every way. So, when it comes time to shop for your next car, finding something that you and your loved ones can feel safe, comfortable, and confident driving around from Kansas City, MO to Topeka, KS in is of the utmost importance. Luckily, in our new Volvo lineup, there are few vehicles better positioned to fill those needs than the new Volvo XC90.

This six or seven-passenger luxury SUV has long been one of the premier reasons that drivers from Olathe to Lawrence, KS chose to visit us here at Premier Volvo Cars Overland Park. And while we could easily go on at length about all the outstanding amenities, premium design sensibilities, and innovations that the new Volvo XC90 offers, we'd like to instead focus on how it fares against rivals like the new Audi Q7. Afterall, there's no shortage of compelling options for luxury vehicle shoppers here in Kansas, but finding the right fit is important, and we're confident that we can prove that the new Volvo XC90 is the perfect fit for discerning families across the state.


Now, even if you're primarily concerned with finding a luxury SUV with seating for up to seven and family-friendly features to spare, you'll still want something that's engaging and enjoyable to drive. Afterall, you're looking into your options with luxury Sport Utility Vehicles, so the model you end up with should feel sporty.

But while both the new Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7 are athletic in their own right, the former definitely has the edge on performance. You see, the new Audi Q7 has a top-of-the-line supercharged V6 that only puts out about 329 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, but with the available T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain on the new Volvo XC90, you'll hold the reins of up to 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.

Plus, it stands to be mentioned that while the new Volvo XC90 features both plug-in hybrid and conventional gas powertrains, the new Audi Q7 is limited solely to gas powertrains. So, if you're looking to go a bit greener with your family's next SUV and eke out a bit more in terms of fuel economy when commuting between Lee's Summit, MO and Kansas City, KS, the Volvo XC90 is the clear winner in this category.


Take a look at the amenities inside the cabins of both the new Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7, and you'll notice a marked difference in their offerings. For example, the new Volvo XC90 offers four-zone automatic climate control standard, as compared with three-zone automatic climate control on the Audi Q7. And while both models offer support for common connectivity tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Volvo Sensus infotainment interface is much easier and more intuitive to use than the rival Audi MMI unit, given that the former offers a 9-inch touchscreen that dwarfs the latter's 7-inch touchscreen. Plus, the Volvo XC90 has a standard Wi-Fi hotspot that the new Audi Q7 lacks.


When it comes to keeping you and your loved ones safe on the roads of the greater Topeka, KS and Kansas City, MO areas, it's important to have the latest safety tech on your side. Luckily, the new Volvo XC90 is fully outfitted with safety technologies right from the start, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centering Assist, Blind-Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Volvo City Safety. By comparison, the new Audi Q7 only features the Audi pre-sense city low-speed forward collision warning with automatic braking on its standard safety equipment loadout.

Interested in giving the new Volvo XC90 a try?

Visit us here at Premier Volvo Cars Overland Park today to take the new Volvo XC90 for a test drive and explore our latest Volvo financing offers. Our Overland Park dealership is nearby other dealerships, so if you're considering Audi, we invite you in to also try the XC90!


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