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Two of the top luxury SUV models in the market are the 2022 BMW X7 and Audi Q7. Which one is better to drive? Here are a few ways the BMW X7 stands out against the Audi Q7 to be the better option for your daily driving experience.

2022 BMW X72022 Audi Q7
Price Range$74,900-99,800$56,900-$92,500
Engine Options3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder/4.4-liter twin-turbo V82.0-liter turbo four/ 3.0-liter turbo V6 hybrid/4.0-liter twin-turbo V8
Horsepower335 hp/523 hp248 hp/329 hp/500 hp
Torque330 lb-ft/553 lb-ft273 lb-ft/325 lb-ft/568 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic8-speed automatic
MPG Rating19/24 mpg/15/21 mpg20/25 mpg/18/23 mpg/15/21 mpg
Data Source: Kelley Blue Book

1. The 2022 BMW X7 is more fun to drive than the Audi Q7

A gorgeous 2022 BMW X7 driving on a country road.
2022 BMW X7 | BMW

BMW offers the driving dynamics you expect in the X7, making this big SUV move around on the road like a smaller vehicle. Add the available Dynamic Handling Package to either trim of the X7, and you’ll have an SUV that brings you:

  • M Sport brakes
  • 4-wheel steering
  • Active Comfort Drive with Road Preview

The Audi Q7 does bring sportiness with the SQ7 model. You’ll find features that make this SUV more active on the road, but the body lean makes the Q7 feel a little more unstable than the X7.

2. You’ll have more cargo room in the BMW luxury SUV

Both the 2022 BMW X7 and Audi Q7 give you three rows of seats as part of the standard models. The BMW offers the option of captain’s chairs in the middle row if you only need seating for six and not seven passengers. The rearmost cargo room measures 14.2 cubic feet in the Q7 and 12.8 cubic feet in the X7.

Once you fold the seats down, the BMW X7 opens up to give you 90.4 cubic feet of useable space, while the Audi Q7 only reaches 69.6 cubic feet. This could be a big factor in what you bring home in the luxury SUV you drive.

3. Better rear access with the power second row in the BMW X7

The Interior 2022 BMW X7 is easily accessed in this luxury SUV.
Interior 2022 BMW X7 | BMW

The luxury SUV that has a power second row is the BMX X7. This feature slides the row forward to make access to the rearmost row much easier for your passengers. One touch of a button, and the seats slide forward. Will you find this feature in the Audi Q7?

4. Is the Audi Q7 bigger than the BMW X7?

Not, it’s not. WhatCar tells us the BMW X7 is a larger luxury SUV than the Audi Q7. This should be the conclusion you found when reading the cargo space numbers. Because the X7 is larger, your passengers are more comfortable, and you’ve got more room to stretch out in the BMW than in the Audi. Luxury driving requires comfort; in which SUV would you want to ride?

What does a base model X7 luxury SUV offer?

The 2022 BMW X7 is the only recommended luxury large SUV by Consumer Reports
2022 BMW X7 | BMW

The base model of the 2022 BMX X7 is the xDrive40i model. Kelley Blue Book tells us this SUV has:

  • Air suspension system
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Quad-zone automatic climate controls
  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats and armrests
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Memory driver’s seat
  • Remote engine starting
  • Adaptive full LED headlights
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Navigation system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • HD Radio
  • Two USB ports
  • 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster
  • Automatic high beams
  • Forward-collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Front/rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera

If you want more in your full-size luxury SUV, you’ll want to move up to a higher trim of the BMW X7.

The BMW X7 is the right luxury SUV for you to drive

You’ll find plenty of ways that the Audi Q7 does a fantastic job of giving you the qualities you want. The Q7 is a highly-rated SUV, but the BMW X7 is just a little better. With more room, power features where you need them, and a more dynamic driving package, the X7 delivers the ride you want better than the Q7.