The 2020 Volvo XC90 boasts an attractive and roomy cabin interior that comes equipped with lots of safety features as standard. Its fuel economy is impressive and its seating area is spacious and comfortable as well. Does it have what it takes to beat the Audi Q7? Let's list down the strengths of each of these vehicles and make a comparison.

Design & Style

The Volvo XC90 has a cabin that supports a capacity of 7. For captain's chairs in the middle row, it gets reduced to just 6 with bigger access to the last row. The car's cabin feels roomy without any lack of either leg- or headroom at any row. For its seats, they are adequately sumptuous and spacious as well that help support lasting comfort. Every seat is upholstered in synthetic leather and other surfaces are adorned in premium materials like soft plastics, leather, matte wood, and aluminum.

The Audi Q7 has a total of 3 rows that can accommodate up to 7 people. Its front row offers leather seats with heat and power adjustments whereas its last row sees a power-folding bench. Other options are available as upgrades at extra costs. The car's cabin basically feels and looks modern and futuristic with the latest features seen endowing its interior surroundings.

Technology & Safety

The Volvo XC90 has its cabin furnished with tech equipment like the Sensus system, Android/Apple platform compatibility, a 9-inch display, 10 speakers, a pair of USB ports, satellite radio, and Bluetooth connectivity. Safety features are also not left out with parking sensors, rearview camera, cruise control, auto emergency brakes, collision warning, rear traffic alert, blind spot monitor, attentiveness monitor, lane assist, and sign recognition.

The Audi Q7 comes equipped with a number of tech features such as a pair of touchscreen displays - 10.1 and 8.6 inches, WiFi, Apple/Android compatibility sync, 10 speakers, navigation, Bluetooth, HD and satellite radios, and USB ports. Some safety tech are also offered that comprise the standard Audi Pre Sense package, departure warning, parking sensors, auto high beams, rearview camera, and rain-sensing wipers.


The Volvo XC90 can deliver 250 horsepower when paired with a 2L turbocharged engine. Its fuel economy is rated at 21 mpg for cities and 30 mpg while on highways.

The Audi Q7 is able to generate 248 horsepower when running on a turbocharged engine with 4 cylinders. Its gas mileage can reach 19 mpg and 23 mpg while in cities and on highways respectively.

The Bottom Line

There are many factors to fancy when it comes to the Volvo XC90. Its interior looks visually appealing with an elegant approach of its styling concept and its seats are full of room and support. Its list of features is also highly extensive and its gas mileage is beyond impressive.

The Audi Q7 offers a cabin that has a serious lack of space and its predicted reliability rating is way below average.

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