Audi Q7
Audi Q7
Audi Q7

2020 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: The 2020 Audi Q7 replaces its supercharged V6 with a turbocharged V6 that is paired with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The new 335-horsepower 3.0-liter turbo has only two more horses than the previous engine, but torque increases by 44 lb-ft. Due later in the model year is a high-performance SQ7 with a 500-hp twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that Audi say accelerates 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. There is also refreshed styling and a new control system that does away with the previous rotary control knob. Also new is a driver-attention monitor that can stop the vehicle if the driver doesn’t respond to alerts. 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 and the previously mentioned turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 and 4.0-liter V8. 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: $55,795
45 TFSI Premium Plus: $58,195
55 TFSI Premium: $61,795
55 TFSI Premium Plus: $64,795
55 TFSI Prestige: $72,195
SQ7: NA

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

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)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21

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

Audi SQ7
2020 Audi SQ7
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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