When it comes to luxury Sports Utility Vehicles, the 2020 Volvo XC90 and the 2020 Audi Q7 are similar in price and overall safety However, the similarities between the two vehicles stop there. After analyzing the size, cargo space, power, and overall driver satisfaction, you will be able to determine exactly which of these fantastic SUVs is right for you.

The Volvo XC90 is the initial Sports Utility Vehicle released by the auto manufacturer. It was launched in 2003, and it received a warm welcome, selling approximately 40,000 units in North America. It was touted as an extremely practical vehicle with every day features and versatility for drivers. Over the years, the XC90 has maintained its loyal following, even if sales numbers did not always reflect this. In 2015, the XC90 updated with a new look and refinement making it one of the leading models in its now. For 2020, the XC90 receives another major redesign that is sure to impress.

What's New About the Volvo XC90?

  • The latest XC90 sports a grille which is concave in shape, a noticeable difference in prior year designs. The alloy wheels have also been reworked, updated fasciae on both the front and rear of the vehicle.
  • The interior of the SUV is, as always, exceptionally beautiful. The wood-grain veneers are complimented by the other high-quality materials utilized to enhance the beauty of the XC90. Perhaps one of the greatest upgrades to the XC90's interior is the ability to seat six; this option is one that many loyal customers hoped to see come to fruition. The former bench seating of the second row has been replaced with bucket seats, which allow for a pass-through to the third row of seats.
  • One highly notable change to the typical design of the XC90 is the new option to choose non-leather seats. Non-leather need not mean vinyl; the new option is titled "Tailored Wool." This new material has been compared to the Kvadrat textile material offered in the Land Rover.
  • Another XC90 upgrade includes upgrades to the Sensus Connect infotainment system. No longer will the car's software be prone to bugs and a noticeable lag.
  • How Does the Audi Q7 Compare?

    Like the XC90, the Q7 has also seen recent upgrades, and fans are excited about these changes.

    • The Q7 boasts a 335 horsepower 3.0L turbo-charged V6 engine matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Like the XC90, the Q7 is an all-wheel drive vehicle. The XC90 tends to offer more horsepower; in addition, the XC90 offers the ability to pull heavier loads with the available V6 engine and an optional tow package.
    • The Q7 features an octagonal grill that features HD Matrix headlights as well as Audi laser light and LED taillights. The low front fascia features more aluminum finish along the bottom.
    • Changes to the interior include a two-screen infotainment system which replaced what was a rotary dial and multiple buttons on the dash. The driver's screens and steering area is referred to as the Audi Virtual Cockpit. Drivers will also find available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that interact with the driver's cell phone.
    • You may also enjoy a panoramic sun roof and power folding third-row seats are standard in the Q7.
    • Some obvious differences include the available engines in each SUV. Both are standard with an inline four-cylinder engine. The Q7 offers the same amount of seating, but the XC90 offers the ability to split the second row and seat six. The Q7 is more fuel efficient, and it is slightly longer than the XC90. The Q7 is also much easier to park in a crowded lot. However, the XC90 is easier to handle when making wide turns.

    Visit Principle Volvo of San Antonio Today!

    Although the two vehicles are highly compatible, the differences in these cars are quite noticeable! Visit Principle Volvo of San Antonio to test drive a luxury SUV today. We're here to assist our San Antonio customers and will work to make sure you get the new Volvo XC90 of your dreams today.

 

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