2015 Audi Q7 vs. 2015 Lexus GX 460 Sylvania OH & Toledo

2015 Audi Q7

2015 Audi Q7

2015 Lexus GX 460

2015 Lexus GX 460

In terms of size and capabilities, the Audi Q7 and the Lexus GX 460 are undoubtedly similar. Perhaps that is the reason that they are two of the closest competitors in the large luxury SUV segment. Both of the vehicles have the ability to seat seven passengers and both come equipped with powerful engines that are more than qualified to propel them down the road. However, when it comes to the capabilities that matter most to buyers in the market for a luxury SUV one of the two offers a slight advantage over the other.

To show you exactly how the two compare, let’s take a closer look at the 2015 Audi Q7 vs 2015 Lexus GX 460. That way you can decide which of the two is more capable of suiting your needs and personality. Before we begin however, be sure to take a look at the table above and let that all soak in for a bit.



Beneath the hood of the Audi Q7 comes a 3.0-liter V6 engine that comes supercharged to allow it to produce ratings that are typically only achieved by larger V8 engines. The Lexus GX 460 doesn’t have a turbocharger, and instead gets V8 power the old fashioned way—with an eight-cylinder engine. It gives the SUV a slight advantage in the power department, but when it comes to efficiency, it falls very short.

When firing on all eight of its cylinders, the GX 460 is able to shell out as much as 301 horsepower, which puts it slightly ahead of the Q7, which is only able to produce 280 horsepower, but again, keep in mind that the Q7 is able to achieve its rating with two fewer cylinders. It allows it to do a lot more with a lot less. It has the ability to stretch a gallon of gas as far as 22 miles on the highway. If you are after fuel efficiency, you will be sure to find that the diesel engine option of the Q7—which also displaces three liters across six cylinders—is the more appealing option, as it pulls in as much as 28 mpg without batting an eye.

Towing Capacities

As we said, the supercharged engine is able to produce capabilities that are similar to those typically found in V8 engines. It’s a claim backed by looking at the towing capacities of each vehicle. As you can see, the V8-equipped GX 460 is able to tow as much as 6,500 pounds, but when properly equipped, the Audi Q7 is not only able to match that rating, but surpass it. It maxes out at an astonishing 6,600 pounds.

Affordable Package

The last thing that should be considered in the comparison of the 2015 Audi Q7 vs 2015 Lexus GX 460 is the price of each vehicle. Despite the fact that the Q7 holds a slight edge over the Lexus offering, it has a price that is roughly $1,300 less than the price of the GX 460. The price can be considered as the icing on the cake. A seriously spectacular package at a price that is more affordable. You really can’t go wrong.

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