Audi Q7 2006 vs Volvo XC90 2006

Audi Q7
2006 - 2009
Volvo XC90
2006 - 2011
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 3.0 Diesel2.4 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 233 HP185 HP
Torque: 500 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.1 seconds12 seconds
Audi Q7 is more dynamic to drive.
Audi Q7 engine produces 48 HP more power than Volvo XC90, whereas torque is 100 NM more than Volvo XC90. Thanks to more power Audi Q7 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.9 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 10.58.5
Real fuel consumption: 11.8 l/100km10.1 l/100km
The Volvo XC90 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Audi Q7 consumes 2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo XC90, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Audi Q7 could require 300 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Audi Q7 consumes 1.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo XC90.
Fuel tank capacity: 100 litres68 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 950 km in combined cycle800 km in combined cycle
1200 km on highway970 km on highway
840 km with real consumption670 km with real consumption
Audi Q7 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Average engine lifespan: 500'000 km480'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 2 years5 years
Engine spread: Used only for this carInstalled on at least 5 other car models, including Volvo V70, Volvo S80, Volvo S60, Volvo XC70, Volvo XC60
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Volvo XC90 might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 5.09 m4.81 m
Width: 1.98 m1.90 m
Height: 1.74 m1.78 m
Audi Q7 is larger, but slightly lower.
Audi Q7 is 28 cm longer than the Volvo XC90, 8 cm wider, while the height of Audi Q7 is 4 cm lower.
Seats: 7 seats7 seats
Trunk capacity: 775 litres249 litres
Trunk capacity with 7 seats: 775 litres249 litres
Trunk capacity with 5 seats: no data613 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
2035 litres1837 litres
In 7-seat version Audi Q7 has more luggage space (by 526 litres). The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Audi Q7 (by 198 litres).
Turning diameter: 12 meters12.5 meters
The turning circle of the Audi Q7 is 0.5 metres less than that of the Volvo XC90, which means Audi Q7 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`9902`750
Safety: no data

Audi Q7 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volvo XC90 has serious deffects in 100 percent more cases than Audi Q7, so Audi Q7 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 76009000
Pros and Cons: Audi Q7 has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
Volvo XC90 has
  • timing belt engine
  • lower fuel consumption
Share these results to social networks or e-mail
Contact us: