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2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by sensisosu: 5:44am On Sep 22, 2014
HELLO GUYS,

I AM A YOUNG MAN IN MY LATE 20S AND I AM THINKING OF BUYING AN SUV. I HAVE TWO SUVS IN MIND BUT NOT SURE WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE FROM BETWEEN 2007 AUDI Q7 AND 2007 LEXUS RX350 IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE, MAINTENANCE, PRODUCTIVITY, FUEL CONSUMPTION ETC.

PLEASE I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND YOUR SUGGESTIONS

THANK YOU
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 11:00am On Sep 22, 2014
Would suggest you go for the Lexus RX 2007 because the Audi q7 has Hefty curb weight dulls acceleration and saps fuel, can't get a rear DVD entertainment system from the factory while the Lexus has an Advanced hybrid technology, smooth ride, seamless acceleration, elegant interior, significant improvement in fuel economy.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by sensisosu: 11:24am On Sep 22, 2014
EconElectronics: Would suggest you go for the Lexus RX 2007 because the Audi q7 has Hefty curb weight dulls acceleration and saps fuel, can't get a rear DVD entertainment system from the factory while the Lexus has an Advanced hybrid technology, smooth ride, seamless acceleration, elegant interior, significant improvement in fuel economy.

Thanks.. but how about the fuel consumption, resale value, cost and maintenance?
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by abatically(m): 12:29pm On Sep 22, 2014
sensisosu:

Thanks.. but how about the fuel consumption, resale value, cost and maintenance?

Fuel consumption: big win for rx350
Resale value: win for rx350
Maintenance: win for rx350.

I would choose the rx350 over the Q7. That car does everything good and it is the best mid size luxury SUV money can get in my opinion. It offers everything at a reasonable price, Toyota reliability, good fuel economy and luxury. It might not be as luxurious as the Q7 though, also the Q7 might have more gadgets but it is a very heavy SUV, Rx350 is faster.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by sensisosu: 1:25pm On Sep 22, 2014
abatically:
Fuel consumption: big win for rx350
Resale value: win for rx350
Maintenance: win for rx350.
I would choose the rx350 over the Q7. That car does everything good and it is the best mid size luxury SUV money can get in my opinion. It offers everything at a reasonable price, Toyota reliability, good fuel economy and luxury. It might not be as luxurious as the Q7 though, also the Q7 might have more gadgets but it is a very heavy SUV, Rx350 is faster.

Thank you for your contribution.. I would welcome more views from nairalanders..

thank you
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 2:56pm On Sep 22, 2014
#TeamRX cool
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 9:50pm On Sep 22, 2014
lomomike: #TeamRX cool
Mike Mike
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 9:51pm On Sep 22, 2014
chucky234: Mike Mike

Nnaa mehn awfa na? Which motor go you advice OP buy na?
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 10:05pm On Sep 22, 2014
lomomike:

Nnaa mehn awfa na? Which motor go you advice OP buy na?
Comparing R350 to the Q7 is an insult to Audi, the Q7 is way above RX350, BMW X5 and Porsh Cayenne.
With its 4.7L Quattro V8 engine which produces 350hp.
Fuel consumption is relatively low for a V8 engine, the interior is in a league above RX350.

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Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 10:12pm On Sep 22, 2014
abatically:

Fuel consumption: big win for rx350
Resale value: win for rx350
Maintenance: win for rx350.

I would choose the rx350 over the Q7. That car does everything good and it is the best mid size luxury SUV money can get in my opinion. It offers everything at a reasonable price, Toyota reliability, good fuel economy and luxury. It might not be as luxurious as the Q7 though, also the Q7 might have more gadgets but it is a very heavy SUV, Rx350 is faster.
Bros Q7 is way faster than RX350, Q7 with 4.7L V8 engine produces 350hp at 6800rpm while the RX350 with its 3.5L V6 engine produces 270hp at 6500rpm.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 10:15pm On Sep 22, 2014
sensisosu:

Thank you for your contribution.. I would welcome more views from nairalanders..

thank you
Get yourself the amazing Q7 and enjoy German innovation and high class engineering.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 10:18pm On Sep 22, 2014
chucky234: Comparing R350 to the Q7 is an insult to Audi, the Q7 is way above RX350, BMW X5 and Porsh Cayenne.
With its 4.7L Quattro V8 engine which produces 350hp.
Fuel consumption is relatively low for a V8 engine, the interior is in a league above RX350.

Note the keywords he used and stop fantasies or making him stray off

sensisosu: HELLO GUYS,
I AM A YOUNG MAN IN MY LATE 20S AND I AM THINKING OF BUYING AN SUV. I HAVE TWO SUVS IN MIND BUT NOT SURE WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE FROM BETWEEN 2007 AUDI Q7 AND 2007 LEXUS RX350 IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE, MAINTENANCE, PRODUCTIVITY, FUEL CONSUMPTION ETC.
PLEASE I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND YOUR SUGGESTIONS
THANK YOU

Which one do you feel will cover all these criteria without making this young man sacrificing much?

I love The Q7 but let's be more practical, the RX 350 with 270bhp is more than enough to cover all these basics.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 10:31pm On Sep 22, 2014
lomomike:

Note the keywords he used and stop fantasies or making him stray off



Which one do you feel will cover all these criteria without making this young man sacrificing much?

I love The Q7 but let's be more practical, the RX 350 with 270bhp is more than enough to cover all these basics.
The Q7 is classier and will offer more, fuel comsumption is the same with what you get driving 4.7L V8 Grand Cherokee Laredo which to me is no problem.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 10:41pm On Sep 22, 2014
chucky234: Comparing R350 to the Q7 is an insult to Audi, the Q7 is way above RX350, BMW X5 and Porsh Cayenne.
With its 4.7L Quattro V8 engine which produces 350hp.
Fuel consumption is relatively low for a V8 engine, the interior is in a league above RX350.

The same Q7 that never sells the way any of those 3 SUVs have been sold? The Q7 is heavy and big and trust me, its not low on fuel its a huge fuel consumer. The Q7 is never ahead of a posrche or a Beemer, Stop writing out of sentiments.

Audi Q7 4.2fsi quattro

Drag Coefficient: 0.37 Cd
Curb weight: 5467 lbs
EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 12/17 mpg
0-60 mph 7.4    Quarter Mile 15.4

RX350 AWD
Drag Coefficient: .35 Cd
Curb weight: 4090 lbs.
EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 17/22 mpg

0-60 mph 6.7   Quarter mile 15.2

Sources: www.edmunds.com
www.zeroto60times.com
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 10:51pm On Sep 22, 2014
lomomike:

The same Q7 that never sells the way any of those 3 SUVs have been sold? The Q7 is heavy and big and trust me, its not low on fuel its a huge fuel consumer. The Q7 is never ahead of a posrche or a Beemer, Stop writing out of sentiments.

Audi Q7 4.2fsi quattro

Drag Coefficient: 0.37 Cd
Curb weight: 5467 lbs
EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 12/17 mpg
0-60 mph 7.4    Quarter Mile 15.4

RX350 AWD
Drag Coefficient: .35 Cd
Curb weight: 4090 lbs.
EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 17/22 mpg

0-60 mph 6.7   Quarter mile 15.2

Sources: www.edmunds.com
www.zeroto60times.com
Dont make me laugh, if we are to take your stats serious then RX350 with curb weight of 4090lbs fitted with a 3.5L V6 engine is the heavier of the two. Remember the Q7 is fitted with a 4.7L V8 engine to make up of the xtra weight.
To confirm the comparism between 2007 Q7 and X5,Porsh Cayenne type 2007 Q7 vs X5 into google then give us the links to your results.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by abatically(m): 10:51pm On Sep 22, 2014
chucky234: Bros Q7 is way faster than RX350, Q7 with 4.7L V8 engine produces 350hp at 6800rpm while the RX350 with its 3.5L V6 engine produces 270hp at 6500rpm.

I was referring to the 3.6L v6 of the Audi Q7 or don't u know they also have a v6 model? And if I may ask, how is the q7 superior to rx350? Audi Q7 with v6 produces 280hp while rx350 produces 270hp but the Audi is heavier. I don't know what u mean by saying they are not in the same league, both are capable SUV's but I'd pick the Rx. If the Audi is so superior then why are the sales so low compared to RX? And dont tell me it is more expensive because the price difference between a loaded q7 v6 and a loaded rx350 is about $5,000 msrp but the Rx kicks its a$s in terms of sales.

Also op was talking about fuel economy, that means he's looking at the v6 model because anyone looking at a v8 SUV wouldn't care about fuel economy.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 11:05pm On Sep 22, 2014
abatically:

I was referring to the 3.6L v6 of the Audi Q7 or don't u know they also have a v6 model? And if I may ask, how is the q7 superior to rx350? Audi Q7 with v6 produces 280hp while rx350 produces 270hp but the Audi is heavier. I don't know what u mean by saying they are not in the same league, both are capable SUV's but I'd pick the Rx. If the Audi is so superior then why are the sales so low compared to RX? And dont tell me it is more expensive because the price difference between a loaded q7 v6 and a loaded rx350 is about $5,000 msrp but the Rx kicks its a$s in terms of sales.

Also op was talking about fuel economy, that means he's looking at the v6 model because anyone looking at a v8 SUV wouldn't care about fuel economy.

And with all this our argument, the OP must really be confused and sweating profusely now.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 11:05pm On Sep 22, 2014
abatically:

I was referring to the 3.6L v6 of the Audi Q7 or don't u know they also have a v6 model? And if I may ask, how is the q7 superior to rx350? Audi Q7 with v6 produces 280hp while rx350 produces 270hp but the Audi is heavier. I don't know what u mean by saying they are not in the same league, both are capable SUV's but I'd pick the Rx. If the Audi is so superior then why are the sales so low compared to RX? And dont tell me it is more expensive because the price difference between a loaded q7 v6 and a loaded rx350 is about $5,000 msrp but the Rx kicks its a$s in terms of sales.

Also op was talking about fuel economy, that means he's looking at the v6 model because anyone looking at a v8 SUV wouldn't care about fuel economy.
The 3.6 FSI Quattro V6 is the entry level model.
RX350 is cheaper than Q7 and X5 that is why the RX got more sales in the US market.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 11:09pm On Sep 22, 2014
lomomike:

And with all this our argument, the OP must really be confused and sweating profusely now.
He wont be, lol
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by abatically(m): 11:16pm On Sep 22, 2014
chucky234: The 3.6 FSI Quattro V6 is the entry level model.
RX350 is cheaper than Q7 and X5 that is why the RX got more sales in the US market.

Cheaper by how much? At brand new maybe by $5,000. For used ones price are same or Rx even more expensive. A lot of times on car talk when there's a comparison between a German and Japanese cars some people just conclude that the German is faster without even knowing. I know German cars are generally faster and handle better than Japanese, but in this case rx350 is faster than Audi q7 and based on what the op is looking for, the Rx will be a far better choice. If he buys Audi q7 today and wants to sell it after 2 years, he will not even get half of what he bought it. For rx350, he will surely get up to 2/3 of the cost price.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 11:21pm On Sep 22, 2014
abatically:

Cheaper by how much? At brand new maybe by $5,000. For used ones price are same or Rx even more expensive. A lot of times on car talk when there's a comparison between a German and Japanese cars some people just conclude that the German is faster without even knowing. I know German cars are generally faster and handle better than Japanese, but in this case rx350 is faster than Audi q7 and based on what the op is looking for, the Rx will be a far better choice. If he buys Audi q7 today and wants to sell it after 2 years, he will not even get half of what he bought it. For rx350, he will surely get up to 2/3 of the cost price.
The only thing the RX350 have over the Q7 is resale value, that monster will dust RX350 performance and build quality wise.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by cne010(m): 11:22pm On Sep 22, 2014
@OP get the V6 Audi and standout since fuel economy is on your mind. The V8 is just too thirsty.

Engine & Performance
Base engine size: 3.0 L
Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Cylinders: V6
Valves: 24
Valve timing: Variable
Direct injection
Torque: 295 ft-lbs. @ 2250 rpm
Horsepower: 280 hp @ 4920 rpm
Turning circle: 39.4 ft.
Base engine type: gas
DriveTrain
Drive type: all wheel drive
Mechanical center differential
Descent control
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Center limited slip differential
Curb weight 5192
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 11:32pm On Sep 22, 2014
cne010: @OP get the V6 Audi and standout since fuel economy is on your mind. The V8 is just too thirsty.

Engine & Performance
Base engine size: 3.0 L
Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Cylinders: V6
Valves: 24
Valve timing: Variable
Direct injection
Torque: 295 ft-lbs. @ 2250 rpm
Horsepower: 280 hp @ 4920 rpm
Turning circle: 39.4 ft.
Base engine type: gas
DriveTrain
Drive type: all wheel drive
Mechanical center differential
Descent control
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Center limited slip differential
Curb weight 5192
Your head dey there.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 11:35pm On Sep 22, 2014
chucky234: The only think the RX350 have over the Q7 is resale value, that monster will dust RX350 performance and build quality wise.

You are very biased based on this topic. The RX is by far better built than the Q7. They are not in same class though, the RX is a midsized CUV the Q7 is a full sized CUV. So let's rank it among its classmates the merc GL class, and the lexus LX. The GL is more expensive, the LX is body on frame. That aside, the LX and the GL class is better built and sells by huge margin than the Q7. In performance, the GL and LX is faster than the Q7. The LX570 is actually a 6.4 second 0-60mph truck and it does a quarter mile in 15.3 seconds.


Let the Q7 eat that!
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 11:46pm On Sep 22, 2014
lomomike:

You are very biased based on this topic. The RX is by far better built than the Q7. They are not in same class though, the RX is a midsized CUV the Q7 is a full sized CUV. So let's rank it among its classmates the merc GL class, and the lexus LX. The GL is more expensive, the LX is body on frame. That aside, the LX and the GL class is better built and sells by huge margin than the Q7. In performance, the GL and LX is faster than the Q7. The LX570 is actually a 6.4 second 0-60mph truck and it does a quarter mile in 15.3 seconds.


Let the Q7 eat that!
hahaha thank God say you gree say Q7 no be RX350 mate.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 11:50pm On Sep 22, 2014
chucky234: hahaha thank God say you gree say Q7 no be RX350 mate.


BWHAHAHAHA the RX is not its mate based on body build classification, but based on output, and numbers, it surpasses Q7 by far. The Q7 weeps and grows green with envy anytime an Rx is mentioned.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 12:14am On Sep 23, 2014
sensisosu: HELLO GUYS,

I AM A YOUNG MAN IN MY LATE 20S AND I AM THINKING OF BUYING AN SUV. I HAVE TWO SUVS IN MIND BUT NOT SURE WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE FROM BETWEEN 2007 AUDI Q7 AND 2007 LEXUS RX350 IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE, MAINTENANCE, PRODUCTIVITY, FUEL CONSUMPTION ETC.

PLEASE I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND YOUR SUGGESTIONS

THANK YOU

OP, I say the following with the outmost respect and seriousness of mind.

If you are comparing these two vehicles then I move that you are not ready yet. Folks here, including me, will just get you confused.

What you are asking is "Should I buy a house in Lekki or in Oshodi?"

Apologies to all Oshodi people, I'm sure yah all hood is all nice and stuff grin

PS: Please spend some time on YouTube and the web at large reading accident reports or watching safety videos. It takes more than curb weight or sheer horsepower to make a great vehicle.

Good luck on your decision.

Oh yeah before I go, if you have money to buy both and you chose the Lexus then everytime you see the Audi pass buy you will have guilty pangs. Trust me.

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Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by abatically(m): 12:35am On Sep 23, 2014
Cityng, no doubt the Audi packs more gadget than the rx350, but let's not forget what the young man is looking for here. He specifically named his criteria.

Maintenance
Performance
Fuel consumption
Resale value

Based on the above the Rx 350 is definitely the right choice. It is more reliable than the q7. While the q7 might be more luxurious the rx350 is no slouch as it does everything a luxury SUV does to a considerable level being a mid size cuv. If he had said Audi q7 vs rav 4 or Honda crv or Honda pilot then I wouldn't even mind replying. If the op didn't mention maintenance, fuel economy and resale value then I might say q7.
Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 12:40am On Sep 23, 2014
abatically: Cityng, no doubt the Audi packs more gadget than the rx350, but let's not forget what the young man is looking for here. He specifically named his criteria.

Maintenance
Performance
Fuel consumption
Resale value

Based on the above the Rx 350 is definitely the right choice. It is more reliable than the q7. While the q7 might be more luxurious the rx350 is no slouch as it does everything a luxury SUV does to a considerable level being a mid size cuv. If the op didn't mention maintenance, fuel economy and resale value then I might say q7.

I still stand by my opinion but I think I am biased in certain ways.

I do my own maintenance work on cars, I can get parts the same price as Lexus with careful skinflint shopping.
Performance wise the Audi wins, no debate.
Fuel consumption. I think it's a red herring. Neither of them are sippers of gas, OP should look at Nissan Versa or Rav4 then.
Resale value, I don't buy into the german cars don't hold their values. I list my cars for sale at the price I feel is worth and I wait for the serious sensible buyer who will appreciate my care of the car and they always show up, eventually after all the tirekickers have been shooed away..

Theres a reason why the OP included the Audi and not a Chevrolet Blazer which will do the work too grin

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Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by chucky234(m): 7:15am On Sep 23, 2014
lomomike:


BWHAHAHAHA the RX is not its mate based on body build classification, but based on output, and numbers, it surpasses Q7 by far. The Q7 weeps and grows green with envy anytime an Rx is mentioned.
Nna no make me laugh, since you buy that your RX330 everything RX na eim sure pass.
Q7 surpasses everything the RX got to offer, that monster is everything the RX will never be.

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Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 7:36am On Sep 23, 2014
chucky234: Nna no make me laugh, since you buy that your RX330 everything RX na eim sure pass.
Q7 surpasses everything the RX got to offer, that monster is everything the RX will never be.

You've never asked why I choose an RX330, neither did you ask which other competitors were.
I chose an RX330 instead of a BMW X3, mercedes GLK350 and an infiniti FX35.

Now, let me say this finally before I go off. Resale value, durability, reliability, fuel economy, appeal etc the Audi Q7 will only dream of it and grow green with envy while the RX350 romances with these yardsticks.
You need to see a full optioned RX to know what I'm talking about. The only thing the RX lack is which the Q7 has is the 3rd row seating which is way cramped up (based on Edmunds.com review).

Most times we Nigerians buy badges and names instead of sieving thru to get the real thing. Then we end up with things we never really need and in no time becomes a burden on us.

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Re: 2007 Audi Q7 Vs 2007 Lexus Rx by Nobody: 11:32am On Sep 23, 2014
chucky234: Comparing R350 to the Q7 is an insult to Audi, the Q7 is way above RX350, BMW X5 and Porsh Cayenne.
With its 4.7L Quattro V8 engine which produces 350hp.
Fuel consumption is relatively low for a V8 engine, the interior is in a league above RX350.

The 350hp engine is a 4.2 V8 sir.

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