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Audi Q7 review

2015 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 53.9
” Modern, imposing, capable and comfortable full-sized SUV “

At a glance

Price new £66,870 - £108,230
Used prices £18,265 - £80,364
Road tax cost £0 - £570
Insurance group 35 - 50
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Fuel economy 22.4 - 35.8 mpg
Range 651 - 792 miles
Miles per pound 3.3 - 4.6
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Available fuel types

Petrol

Diesel

Hybrid

Pros & cons

PROS
  • Easy and very comfortable to drive
  • Exemplary build quality, inside and out
  • Acres of interior space, front and rear
CONS
  • Lacks ultimate off-road ability
  • High-spec models are expensive
  • No engine smaller than 3.0-litre

Written by Lawrence Cheung Published: 26 August 2020 Updated: 29 March 2023

Overview

The Audi Q7 is the largest SUV in the company’s range, and the only four-ringed model with the availability of seven seats. It comes in a variety of flavours, with petrol, diesel and hybrid SUVs forming the expansive model range.

Of course, the Audi Q7 is up against some tough competition, not least the Volvo XC90BMW X5, Land Rover Discovery and Mercedes-Benz GLE. Does it compete effectively enough to secure your money?

The engine line-up is made up of two 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesels and a 3.0-litre V6 TFSI petrol, with power ranging from 231hp to 340hp. While the more powerful 55 TFSI is smooth and silky, the best all-rounder is the 286hp 50 TDI.

A high-power SQ7 TDI diesel is also available with 435hp and a considerable 900Nm of torque, bringing some seriously strong performance for such a large car. Take note, though, as this will soon become a V8 TFSI petrol at the end of 2020. A plug-in hybrid re-joined the range in 2020 as well, badged TFSI e, offering the chance for full-electric driving for a few miles. One was available previously, named E-Tron, but went off sale after a short while.

All Q7s come with seven seats as standard, and the third row can be folded electrically using buttons in the boot. There’s a generous amount of space wherever you sit, the middle row especially benefitting from generous head and shoulder room.

Buyers here can choose from Sport, S Line, Black Edition and Vorsprung trim levels, all of which come packed with extensive kit lists. Go for the Vorsprung if you want your Q7 loaded with every piece of equipment available to the model.

Click through the next few pages to read everything you need to know about the Audi Q7, including its practicality (below), comfort, how much it costs to run, what it’s like to drive – and whether we recommend buying one.