2017 Audi Q7

Pros: Advanced technology and safety options; impressive dynamic performance for a large SUV; quiet, luxurious cabin

Cons: Overall cargo capacity and third-row seating accommodations don’t measure up to class competitors; firm ride

CG Says: After a one-year hiatus, the Audi Q7 returns for 2017 fully redesigned on a new platform. The Q7 is Audi’s biggest SUV. This premium crossover has three rows of seats and can accommodate up to seven passengers. Although it weighs around 5000 pounds, the new Q7 is lighter than the previous generation. Two engines are offered: a 252-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder and a 333-horsepower supercharged 3.0-liter V6. Both have an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Standard features include panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, and xenon headlights. Available safety and technology options include a traffic-jam-assist feature that allows for semi-autonomous driving at speeds up to 37 mph; infrared night-vision assistant; a collision-mitigation system with automatic braking; and pedestrian detection. The Audi Q7 was long overdue for an update—the first-generation model debuted for the 2007 model year. The redesigned Q7 is a solid contender that delivers surprising athleticism for its class, along with a quiet, sophisticated cabin and all of the expected technology and safety features. Its cargo capacity comes up short compared to its rivals, and its ride might be too firm for some drivers, but the Q7 is a well-executed luxury SUV that is more tractable than its size would suggest.

The Facts
Class Premium Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Audi
Nation of Manufacture Slovakia
Base Prices 2.0T Premium $49,000
2.0T Premium Plus: $53,000
3.0T Premium: $54,800
3.0 T Premium Plus: $58,800
3.0T Prestige: $64,300

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
252
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

Optional Engine
supercharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
333
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25