Thursday, July 10, 2008

Comparison: Volvo XC90, Porsche Cayenne, and Audi Q7


Who would have thought a few years ago that Volvo, Porsche and Audi would be in a comparison of four door SUVs? But with the current popularity of the SUV, every automotive brand is interested in a piece of the market. The following chart compares the base model 2008 Volvo XC90, 2008 Porsche Cayenne, and 2008 Audi Q7.

2008

Volvo XC90

2008

Porsche Cayenne

2008

Audi Q7

3.2 liter 6 cylinder

3.6 liter 6 cylinder

3.6 liter 6 cylinder

235 hp

290 hp

280 hp

14 mpg city

14 mpg city

14 mpg city

20 mpg hwy

20 mpg hwy

19 mpg hwy

MSRP $36,210

base model

MSRP $44,600

base model

MSRP $42,500

base model

AWD optional

AWD standard

AWD optional

17” wheels

17” wheels

18” wheels

4 yr/ 50,000 miles

4 yr/ 50,000 miles

4 yr/ 50,000 miles

21 gal. fuel tank

26.4 gal. fuel tank

26.4 gal. fuel tank

92.3 ft3

63 ft3

72 ft3

Rollover Resistance

4 star

Rollover Resistance

N/A

Rollover Resistance

4 star

Side rear crash

5 star

Side rear crash

N/A

Side rear crash

5 star

Side front crash

5 star

Side front crash

N/A

Side front crash

5 star



Other Comparisons:

In Contrast: Audi Q7 vs. Volvo XC90 by George Achorn
Motor Trend: Volvo XC90, VW Touareg 2, Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7

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