Comparison - Audi SQ8 TFSI 2021 - vs - BMW X7 xDrive40i 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
95,000
Updated: 
12 Nov 2020
$
73,900
Updated: 
07 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
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
21.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Carrara White
#ECECEA
Night Black
#0C0C0C
Dragon Orange metallic
#DF7F19
Galaxy Blue metallic
#11556E
Matador Red metallic
#B4373C
Navarra Blue metallic
#37459C
Vicuna Beige metallic
#BEB9A9
Daytona Gray pearl
#8E8F91
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Florette Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Color: 
ALPINE WHITE
#F8F8EF
ARCTIC GREY METALLIC
#3F4249
VERMONT BRONZE METALLIC
#675141
MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
#E7E7E7
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
#252627
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Jet Black
#000000
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Ametrin Metallic
#462836
Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
#18385A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Turbocharged 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
Surprisingly comfortable given its performance bent
Stylish, distinctive exterior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Driver's seat has few adjustments
Limited interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

For its sophomore year, the SQ8 soldiers on with only one change: It now comes standard with a built-in toll-road-payment transmission feature.Upgrading to the Prestige trim costs $5500 but adds a host of driver-assistance and luxury features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a head-up display with navigation guidance, fancier LED exterior lighting elements, soft-close doors, headlamp washers, heated rear seats, and power rear sunshades. If none of that sounds particularly important to you, save the cash and go with the Premium Plus. All SQ8 models come with the best performance-enhancing features Audi can throw at them, so no matter which one you choose, you're getting the same driving experience.

PROS
Powerful V-8 engine,
high-quality interior trimmings,
aggressive exterior design.

CONS
Some may regret not going with the RS Q8,
braking performance could be better,
thirsty powertrain.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Sports-car fast
Posh and spacious interior
Plenty of infotainment tech

Cons
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q8 50TDI makes more sense
Petrol-powered alternatives are more dramatic

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The 2020 BMW X7 is the upper-crust seven-seat SUV that finally answers the question: What if I want to spend more for a BMW?

Pros
Beautiful interior
Great standard tech
Comfortable seats everywhere
Opulent top trims
No bad engine choices

Cons
Very expensive
Digital dash isn’t our favorite
Look-at-me grille
Many spend-up options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 BMW X7's #5 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Large SUVs category. Currently the BMW X7 has a score of 7.8 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 11 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
High-end cabin materials
Many standard tech and safety features
Muscular engine options
Comfortable ride

Cons
Steering feels too light

By: 
usnews.com

The most significant update to the 2020 X7 lineup is the new M50i model, which brings a more powerful version of BMW's twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 and other unique content. Otherwise the model-year changes are pretty minor. The top two trims feature more standard features such as soft-close doors, gesture controls, remote engine start, and more. In addition to some revised option packages, the X7 can now be equipped with five-zone climate control. With the introduction of the M50i, the regular 50i no longer offers the M Sport package.

Pros
Smooth and robust powertrains,
marvelously quiet cabin,
seats are serenely comfy.

Cons
Leans too much in corners,
some rivals are roomier inside,
painfully slow power rear seats.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
568ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
330ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
500hp
at 5 500rpm
335hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
43.60Feet
42.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
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, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.60in
203.30in
Width: 
78.50in
78.70in
Height: 
67.20in
71.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
66.10in
Rear Track: 
66.60in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
122.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.10
41.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
39.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
39.80in
Rear leg room: 
40.20in
37.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
60.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.70cu.ft
90.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
7500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
5324.00lbs
5370.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-way power lumbar for front seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Sliding rear seats with 40/20/40 split folding seatbacks and adjustable recline
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
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: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
10 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
205 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED Headlamp
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 in
21 x 9.5 In.
Wheels more: 
all-season tires
10-V-spoke S design bi-color finish wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Run-flat all-season
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21

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 disc
ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
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: 
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Prestige
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Luxury Package
S Sport Package
Premium Package
Luxury Seating Package
M Sport Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Cold Weather Package
Off-Road Package
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Executive Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
22" 5 Twin-Spoke V Design Forged Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
Audi Black Rings And Badges Kit
22" Summer Tires
21" Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
22" V-Spoke Bi-Color Black Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
22" Multi-Spoke Bi-Color Ferric Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
21" Y-Spoke Black Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Trailer Hitch - 7500 Lbs. Towing Limit
Aluminum Running Boards
21" Y-Spoke Bi-Color Ferric Grey Wheels W/All-Season Non Run-Flat Tires
22" V-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Extended Shadowline Trim
Space-Saver Spare
22" Y-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Night Vision Assistant
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package
Ambient Air Package
Head-Up Display
5-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Multi-Contour Seats
Glass Controls
Leather Dashboard
Heated Front Seat Armrests And Steering Wheel
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Second Row Captain's Chairs
Front Ventilated Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554
Color: 
Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#000000
Tartufo Extended Merino, premium leather
#9D7866
Cognac Vernasca, leather
#9C745B
Coffee Vernasca, leather
#675C56
Black Vernasca, leather
#000000
Coffee Extended Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Ivory White Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Ivory White/Night Blue Full Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Full Merino, premium leather
#000000
Ivory White Full Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Coffee Full Merino, premium leather
#675C56
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Black Vernasca w/Brown Contrast Stitching, leather
#000000