The Q7 is a full size luxury crossover, produced by German car maker Audi. It was originally launched in 2005, while U.S. model came in 2007. It is the flagship model of the business, when it is about SUVs.
Ten years is an eternity in the automotive industry, but that is how long it took Audi to redesign the original Q7, the company’s 7-passenger, 3-row SUV. Maybe a testament to the first-generation Q7’s timeless styling, the long-lived model’s first decade was largely but not totally with out change. Audi made steady improvements to the Q7, which continued to appeal to luxury SUV consumers right to the really end of its first-generation run.
2017 Audi Q7 Interior and Exterior
From the driver’s seat, the Q7 emerges as the design leader. The interior is so contemporary, functional, and aesthetically pleasing that it may set the new class benchmark. We really like the design and feel of the TFT instrument cluster, which corresponds to equivalent systems in the new TT and R8, in particular due to the fact it’s augmented having a traditional screen in the dash.
The user interface is intuitive and quick, while the cluster screen offers you with so much data and functionality, it’s challenging to not be concerned about it getting somewhat of a distraction. Driver and passengers take pleasure in a lot of comfort and space, as well as the optional third-row seats are sufficiently spacious, despite the fact that ingress and egress to the wayback is a hassle. Incidentally, the Q7 is so quiet that the stereo systems truly shine. We found the Bose sound package to be more than enough, sufficient to ensure that we’d skip the far more expensive Bang & Olufsen system.
Some extremely smart designers took a look at Q7’s exterior and decided to sharpen and modernize it. Like your favorite movie star, Q7 went from romance to action. The basic shape and look are the same, but are now additional defined, chiseled and assertive. In particular, the slab sides of the old vehicle have been reshaped using a sharp shoulder line and extra angles than curves. New headlights (available LED) have that action star squint, and “dual arrow” LED taillights (standard) stand out in a crowd.
2017 Audi Q7 Engine
For now, the 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque is the only available engine, mated to all-wheel drive and good for 19 miles per gallon city, 25 highway. Later in 2016, a 2.0-liter turbo will serve as the price leader and apparently eke out a few additional mpgs. The E-Tron is coming, though timing is unknown. And the 3.0-liter TDI is still TBA. All of those options may well not matter because the supercharged V6 is a hearty engine. Power is effortless and immediate, and it’s all quite confidence-inspiring.
2017 Audi Q7 Safety
Although the 2017 Audi Q7 has received the highest IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ honors and it offers a incredibly strong complement of advanced safety features, as well as a highly engineered modern passenger cell and a full set of standard airbags. And a suite of available active-safety features can help avoid accidents entirely; examples include one that will keep you from backing into traffic, help you avoid pedestrians, keep you at a safe following distance, or even keep you from opening your doors into cyclists.
2017 Audi Q7 Price
The new Q7 is extra fun to drive than many of its competitors, including the Mercedes-Benz GLE and Acura MDX, whom Audi named. The BMW X5 might be a little sprightlier, but the third row there is optional. Then there are the electronics. The level of tech in the Q7 is truly staggering — when it’s not being annoying, and will no doubt save lives in the lengthy run. The new hauler comes in at $55,750 including, $950 in destination charges, where the GLE starts at about $52K and the X5 costs about $54K, so we have to say it’s priced fairly.