Audi Q7
Audi Q7
Audi Q7

2021 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; poor fuel economy of V6

CG Says: After last year’s refresh, the 2021 Audi Q7 has few changes. Blind-spot alert and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard on all models. Redesigned for 2017, Q7 is Audi’s biggest SUV. This premium crossover has three rows of seats and can accommodate up to seven passengers. Three engines are offered: a 248-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder; a 335-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that is paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system; and a 500-hp twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 for the high-performance SQ7. All 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; Audi’s “virtual cockpit” that fills the 12.3-inch instrument-display area with a panoramic 3D-like map while the depictions of the gauges migrate to the corners; top-view camera; and pedestrian detection. The 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 45 TFSI Premium: $56,045
45 TFSI Premium Plus: $58,295
55 TFSI Premium: $61,895
55 TFSI Premium Plus: $64,895
55 TFSI Prestige: $73,095
SQ7 Premium Plus: $86,095
SQ7 Prestige: $92,295

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (45 TFSI)
Horsepower
248
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6/electric motor (55 TFSI)
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (SQ7)
Horsepower
500
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21

Audi SQ7
2021 Audi SQ7
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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