2019 Audi Q7 vs 2020 Lincoln Aviator | Philadelphia
The midsize luxury SUV segment is a strange one. Vehicles include $40,000-range options like the Acura MDX, all the way to opulent over-$200,000 options like the Land Rover Range Rover and Bentley Bentayga. What that means is, depending on what you consider luxurious, you can probably find a few options to fit your price point.
Today we’ll look at the ~$70,000 range of luxury SUVs. We’ve compared the almost identically priced 2019 Audi Q7 3.0 TSFI Prestige and the 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring. Which will come out on top?
2019 Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro® AWD
2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring Hybrid AWD
|3.0L supercharged V6||Engine||3.0L twin-turbo V6|
|329 hp / 325 lb-ft||Horsepower / Torque||400 hp / 415 lb-ft|
|8-speed shiftable auto||Transmission||10-speed shiftable auto|
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The 2019 Audi Q7 Prestige is the fully-loaded version of the Q7 and has all the features you’d expect from the top-tier trim. It comes standard with safety features like a surround view parking camera, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assist, and lane-keep assist, along with a number of other features. On the entertainment side of things, the 2019 Q7 Prestige touts a 19-speaker Bose surround-sound stereo (which can be upgraded to a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium system), wireless device charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. The 2020 Aviator GT is not the top-tier trim; that distinction belongs to the Black Label and Black Label GT, which cost $77,695 and $87,800, respectively. For similar standard features (and a hybrid drivetrain in the latter’s case), you must pay $10,000-$20,000 more than the 2019 Q7 Prestige. We know which we prefer.
Smooth Driving Experience
The 2019 Audi Q7 rides smooth, quiet, and confident on its 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine. Steering, braking, shifting, and throttle response are all precise without feeling touchy or stilted. With the optional adaptive air suspension and all-wheel steering package, the ride improves from exceptional to superlative, offering a truly unrivaled ride quality. The 2020 Aviator isn’t bad: actually, it’s quite good. But when compared to the Q7, the Aviator has a few flaws that make it an inferior choice. Despite having a more powerful engine, the feels floatier and bulkier, and as a result, handling feels much less precise. Similarly, the brakes, while decent, are not as responsive as the ones on the Q7.
Interested in the 2019 Audi Q7? Schedule a test drive with Audi Wynnewood near Philadelphia.