New BMW X7 vs Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 is one of the very best all-rounders you can buy, but BMW is out to better it with its new X7. So, which luxury seven-seater deserves your £75k?...

Audi Q7 driving

Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security

The Q7’s list price is around £6000 higher than the X7’s, but because it’s a much older car, you should be able to haggle around £7000 off. If you go down the more popular PCP finance route, the Q7 is again a little cheaper, by £117 per month.

It’s also worth noting that in Vorsprung guise, the Q7 comes with tonnes of standard kit and a plethora of luxuries, including a Bose 3D sound system, matrix LED headlights and a full leather interior. To get the X7 to a similar level would cost nearly £5000.

BMW X7 driving

However, the gap narrows over three years of ownership. The X7 will cost you £75 per month less in company car tax, while insurance costs, fuel economy and predicted depreciation are almost identical.

Leasing costs are close, too, with the Q7 costing £1272 less per year.

As for safety, the Q7 features lane-keeping assistance, blindspot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as standard. To get all that in the X7, you have to add Driving Assistant Professional for £2295.