2020 Audi Q7 vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Safety

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The Q7 has a standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Q7 offers an optional backup collision prevention system that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

A passive infrared night vision system optional on the Q7 Prestige helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the Q7 and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Q7 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 185 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Range Rover Sport has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

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The Q7’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Sport’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 75 percent more Audi dealers than there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Q7’s warranty.

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Q7’s reliability 37 points higher than the Range Rover Sport.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Audi vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 22nd in initial quality. With 24 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 32nd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 97 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Q7 45 TFSI gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Sport 5.0 supercharged V8 (518 HP) (19 city/25 hwy vs. 17 city/22 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping

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The Q7 stops much shorter than the Range Rover Sport:

Q7

Range Rover Sport

70 to 0 MPH

160 feet

179 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

117 feet

125 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Q7 has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Sport (255/55R19 vs. 235/65R19). The Q7’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Sport (285/45R20 vs. 275/40R22).

The Q7’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 65 series tires. The Q7 Prestige’s optional tires have a lower 35 series profile than the Range Rover Sport’s optional 40 series tires.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the Q7 can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Q7’s wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than on the Range Rover Sport (117.9 inches vs. 115.1 inches).

The Q7 Prestige handles at .86 G’s, while the Range Rover Sport HSE pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Q7 Premium Plus executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.2 seconds quicker than the Range Rover Sport HSE (26.4 seconds @ .68 average G’s vs. 27.6 seconds @ .62 average G’s).

Passenger Space

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The Q7 has 1.2 inches more front headroom, 2.2 inches more front legroom and 1.8 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Sport.

Cargo Capacity

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The Q7’s cargo area provides more volume than the Range Rover Sport.

Q7

Range Rover Sport

Behind Third Seat

14.8 cubic feet

7.8 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

37.5 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

n/a

27.5 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

71.6 cubic feet

59.5 cubic feet

The Q7’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Sport’s in almost every dimension:

Q7

Range Rover Sport

Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)

19.5”/44.7”/80.7”

n.a./41.3”/73.5”

Max Width

52.5”

50.6”

Min Width

42.6”

44”

Height

30”

31.1”

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 76% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Ergonomics

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To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Q7 has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer extendable visors.

A manual rear sunshade and rear side window sunshades are optional in the Q7 (except Premium) to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a rear or rear side window sunshades.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Audi Q7 offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Economic Advantages

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According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Q7 is less expensive to operate than the Range Rover Sport because it costs $200 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost less on the Q7 than the Range Rover Sport, including $173 less for a fuel pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Audi Q7 will be $7998 to $42219 less than for the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Audi Q7, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Land Rover Range Rover Sport isn't recommended.

Car and Driver performed a comparison test in its March 2016 issue and they ranked the Audi Q7 Prestige first. They ranked the Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE third.

The Q7 was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Five/10Best Trucks” for 3 of the last 4 years. The Range Rover Sport has never been a Car and Driver “Top Five/10Best Truck” pick.

The Audi Q7 outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Sport by 34% during 2019.

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