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Given the fact that the 2021 BMW X7 is the flagship SUV of the BMW range, no effort is spared to ensure that everything about this luxury SUV is finely engineered. With a spacious cabin, host of tech features, and superb ride comfort, there is little about the X7 that one can fault.
When it comes to the 2021 Audi Q7, you get a well-engineered SUV that handles properly and has enough tech features to match most of its counterparts in this segment. The big problem with the 2021 Q7 is that it feels average compared to its BMW rival. This is due to a variety of factors that we shall explore in this comparison.
Design & Style
The 2021 BMW X7 is a large SUV that somehow still manages to combine sporty looks with a certain refined stance. This makes the 2021 X7 look at home in any driveway and also still exude sporty looks. It comes with a panoramic sunroof as well as ambient LED lighting in the cabin. Everything in the cabin is premium and intuitively designed for ease of use.
When it comes to the 2021 Audi Q7, buyers can expect the same exterior styling that Audi uses for all its vehicles. While not bad looking, there is nothing new about the 2021 Q7 to get excited about. The cabin is also comfortable and the dashboard uncluttered.
Technology & Safety
The 2021 BMW X7 comes with a host of tech features including a 12.3 infotainment display that is easy to use. Powered by BMW’s iDrive software, the system responds promptly to any command that you input. The infotainment system handles voice commands and even gesture commands. Other tech features include a standard 10-speaker audio system as well as satellite navigation.
When it comes to the 2021 Q7, you get an infotainment display that also handles touch commands but is not as responsive as that in the 2021 X7. Given that you can only operate it via touch, the sluggish infotainment system becomes problematic when operating it while at the same time driving the car.
Under the hood, the 2021 BMW X7 comes standard with a six-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers a refined ride. The 2021 X7 never feels underpowered at any point and handling is excellent. Cabin insulation is superb and all external noise is kept off the cabin. Just as good as the suspension system that ensures a comfortable ride.
When it comes to the 2021 Audi Q7, buyers get a turbocharged 3-liter V6 engine that also adequately powers the large Q7. Ride quality in the base model is not as good, although it improves somewhat when you go for the optional 21-inch wheels.
The Bottom Line
Comparing the 2021 BMW X7 and the 2021 Audi Q7 comes down to the details. While both cars are good, the 2021 X7 is better engineered, features better tech and the interior build feels like a true luxury SUV. This makes it the winner of this comparison.
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