Comparison - Audi SQ7 TDI 2020 - vs - BMW X3 M40i 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
90,400
Updated: 
28 Aug 2019
$
54,650
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Barrel Brown Metallic
#483A39
Florett Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Night Black
#000000
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Navarra Blue Metallic
#313B78
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465
Matadoe Red Metallic
#803A3D
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Audi SQ7 is a seriously fast version of the seven-seat Q7 SUV but, while it has the pace to match some hot-hatches, it doesn’t feel all that dramatic to drive and it is very expensive.

Pros
Very practical interior
Decent standard kit
Faster than some sports cars

Cons
Diesel engine lacks drama
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q7 TDI makes more sense

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The SQ7 is a new addition to the Q7 lineup for 2020. It's been available in Europe for a few years, but only with a diesel engine, which we won't get in the U.S.The Audi Q7 will soon be available in high-performance form for the first time in the U.S. Called the SQ7, this variant of the mid-size luxury SUV comes with a significantly more powerful engine than the Q7 and also has a beefed-up suspension and slightly more aggressive looks. With 500 horsepower from its V-8 engine, it will compete with the BMW X5 M and Mercedes-AMG GLE-class.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The SQ7 is new for 2020.Kicks off the first SQ7 generation.

Pros
Twin-turbo 500-hp V8 moves the SQ7 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
48-volt hybrid system provides added acceleration from a standstill

Cons
Cramped third-row seats
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Less cargo space than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.

Pros
Handsome exterior
Responsive and sharp powertrains
Standard automatic emergency braking this year
Good outward vision
Ample interior room

Cons
Can easily reach more than $60,000
CarPlay with a subscription? Really?
Conservative compared to competitors
No electrified version yet
Relatively heavy steering

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 BMW X3 ranked #5 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 13 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Nimble handling
Spacious, supportive seats
Above-average cargo capacity

Cons
Rivals are more opulent inside
Above-average starting price

By: 
usnews.com

Fifteen years ago, it might have been difficult to foresee the success of the X3. Back then, BMW's 3 Series wagon set the standard for the class and offered all the practicality you could want in a vehicle that size. Why get something that didn't handle as well and got worse fuel economy? But that original 2004 X3 helped pioneer the entry-level luxury SUV class, and the 2019 X3 is now a hugely important staple in the BMW lineup.

Pros
Both available engines are fuel-efficient and powerful
Wide variety of standard and optional features for personalization
Plenty of room for front and rear passengers

Cons
Android Auto is conspicuously absent from the options list

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 17
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
568ft-lbs
369ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
Horsepower: 
500hp
355hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.70Feet
39.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerator features
All-wheel steering
Parking system plus (front and rear acoustic sensors)9
Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view9
Heated three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with S badging and shift paddles
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.60in
186.10in
Width: 
77.60in
74.70in
Height: 
68.50in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.80in
36.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
57.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
28.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
5291.00lbs
4317.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power tailgate
Power soft-closing doors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Leather
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
10-Way Power Driver Seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Sport Front Seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split tumble-folding 35/30/35 second-row seatbacks with fore/aft position and seatback angle adjustments
Power 50/50 split-folding third row
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Four-zone automatic climate control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology preparation with streaming audio for compatible devices
SiriusXM® with 90-day All Access trial subscription7
3D Premium Surround Sound System
Audi music interface with front and rear USB ports for data/charging
Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple Carplay® and wired Google™ Android Auto™ for compatible devices6
Audi virtual cockpit (12.3" LCD digital instrument cluster with two visual modes: Sport and S Performance)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
19 Total Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 Total Speakers
205 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Matrix-design LED headlights with high-beam assist
LED taillights with dynamic indicators
Auto-dimming, power-folding, heated exterior side mirrors with memory
Rear privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 in
19 x 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Audi active lane assist with Emergency assist9
Audi pre sense 360˚9
Audi adaptive cruise assist9 - with Traffic Jam assist9 - with Predictive Efficiency assist9
Traffic sign recognition9
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features; with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
M Sport brakes
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
LED Headlamp
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
3-point safety belts with force limiters and head restraints at all seating positions
Adaptive headlights
Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Prestige
Towing Package
Black Optic Package
Luxury Package
S Sport Package
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Premium Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
Privacy Trunk Cover
Laser Headlights Package
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
21" All-Season Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/All-Season Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Gray Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Trailer Hitch
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Night Vision Assistant
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Cargo Net
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package
Front Ventilated Seats
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Wireless Charging
Heated Front Seats
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Active Cruise Control
Heated Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
Color: 
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#9C745B
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#D9D3C7
Mocha Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#5A5653
Black Vernasca w/Blue Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#C4C0B5