The Audi Q7 is a luxury crossover that shares a full size set of components with the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne. It offers seating for seven, a pair of powerful supercharged V6 engine and an efficient turbo-diesel engine returns 28 mpg on the highway. For the current model year, which is expected to be the last for the current Audi Q7 before you get a redesigned model, changes are limited to a finish full body paint and several new options packages. Despite its large size, the large crossover avoids looking like a box thanks to elegant elements such as a roof line and up-swept sharp character lines running along the base of the doors. Brand over-sized grille Audi adorns the front fascia and LED running lights provide a little bling lighting system.
While the exterior styling tricks the eye in making the vehicle look smaller than it is inside, in fact, is smaller than one might expect. While first two rows are spacious and comfortable, the seats of the third row are best suited for children, and only 10.2 cubic feet of cargo space is available with all seats upright. Fold the rear seats and a more substantial 42 cubic feet are available, while the folding seats in the second row and unlock a total of 72.5 cubic feet.
Typically in Audi, the cabin consists of attractive and high-quality materials. The dashboard is neat and modern, and a variety of advanced technology features are available. New features for the latest model year include the latest Audi MMI interface for infotainment and Audi connect, which makes the crossing of a mobile access point Wi-Fi and also includes access to Google Earth – Complete panoramic, high-resolution 3D satellite imagery and aerial views.
Audi Q7 Features
The Q7 is available in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels. The Premium includes a host of standard features such as leather upholstery, heated seats and power-adjustable front, dual-zone automatic climate control, 11-speaker AM / FM / CD / SiriusXM stereo with AUX and USB inputs, a power tailgate, Bluetooth connectivity, rear parking sensors, infotainment system Audi MMI, xenon headlights and alloy wheels of 18 inches.
The TDI Premium adds additional outer chrome wheels and 19-inch to that list. If that list is not enough, the upgrade to the Premium Plus trim adds navigation with Audi connect a Bose surround sound system with HD radio, rear view camera, front parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, auto-regulation and power folding exterior mirrors, LED running lights. The fit can be improved with warm weather package, which brings automatic four-zone climate control, the manual sunshades for rear windows and tailgate and sunroof tinted panoramic.
The Prestige brings the most powerful V6 petrol (TDI still optional) and ventilated front seats, a prox, a tilt steering wheel power tilt and telescopic system blind spot warning, turn signals, warm weather package and 20-inch wheels. The S-Line package includes a glossy black grille, rims, titanium-finish 21-inch shod with performance tires, black matte aluminum rails and trim around exterior windows, a black head poster, S line front and bumpers back, brushed aluminum interior inlays, and a three-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles multifunction. The cold weather package brings a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.
New for the latest model year is the Offroad Style Package. Available on Premium Plus models, which include an outdoor optical elements black, black roof rails, off-road flares style fenders, bumpers and skid plates, stainless steel and 20-inch 5-spoke S line design wheels titanium finish for all-season tires.
Also new is the style more Sport Package, offered on premium models, and includes external optical elements black, black roof rails, unique front and rear bumpers and fenders, oval exhaust outlets and 21-inch design of 5 Gloss Black-segment-spoke wheels finished. The Deluxe package enhances the interior with prolonged treatment and a leather Alcantara headliner black contrast stitching. Stand-alone options include 14-speaker, 505-watt Bang & Olufsen sound syste, an entertainment system for rear seat, heated rear seats, rear side airbags and power running boards.
Audi Q7 Engine
The Audi Q7 has a database of 280 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque 3.0-liter supercharged V6. This engine has the Audi Q7 from a standstill to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, while fuel economy is estimated at 16 mpg city and 22 mpg on the highway. For Audi Q7 S-line, 3.0 TFSI engine is uprated to 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, but retains the same fuel economy ratings. Acceleration to 60 mph is 6.9 seconds quickly.
The last option is a 3.0-liter “TDI” turbo-diesel V6. This mill has been updated to the latest model year with 15 extra horsepower for a total of 240 ponies. Torque is still an impressive 406 pounds-feet. Fuel economy has also been improved recently, and now rated at 19 mpg city and 28 mpg on the highway. Although claimed mph time zero-to-60 is an unimpressive 8.5 seconds in the real world rarely TDI no power thanks to its abundance of torque. All three engines are moved through an automatic gearbox eight-speed and feature Quattro all-wheel-drive system as standard equipment Audi. Maximum towing capacity is 5,500 pounds. 6,600 pounds or standard. with towing package available.
Audi Q7 Safety
Dual front, side and side curtain airbags are standard, as are traction and stability control. Regardless of engine choice, the Giants are limited to a top speed 130 mph. Improved ABS and EBD and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes are also standard, although the Prestige comes with improved fit for maximum stopping power brakes.
Audi Q7 Competitors
Rivals in the Audi Q7 crossover segment include premium seven-passenger Volvo XC90, Land Rover LR4, Infiniti QX60 and the Lincoln MKT.