Choosing from a Volvo XC90, Mercedes GLS and Audi Q7

27th Jul 2018 8:01 am

Deciding on a full-size premium luxury SUV.

I wish to buy a new luxury SUV for daily use in the city and for some occasional highway trips. My priorities are an imposing road presence, luxurious interiors and all the latest tech. I have my heart set on the Volvo XC90. Is it the right decision or should I consider other options like the Mercedes GLS or Audi Q7?
Raman Maken, New Delhi

AAA The Mercedes GLS is the one to consider if you frequently use the third row of seats – which are the most comfortable out of these three cars. It has good road presence too, but is a bit boxy and not as modern as the XC90 or the Q7, which are overall better cars. In our comparison between the XC90 and the Q7 some time back, the Q7 won due to its strong and smooth 3.0-litre diesel engine. The XC90 ran it close, though. And apart from the 2.0-litre diesel, which isn’t as refined or punchy as the Q7’s motor, the XC90 is a terrific car with fantastic interiors and the latest safety tech. So if your heart is set on the XC90 you can definitely go for it; you won’t be disappointed.

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