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  • Massive amounts of room and seating for seven
  • Vast boot and flexible seating boost practicality
  • Five-star safety rating and masses of useful tech

In the UK, practicality is bolstered by the standard-fit seven-seat option which – along with Isofix mounting points across all passenger chairs – allows a driver to carry up to six children in safety and comfort. Of course the rearmost seats are more suited for children than adults, especially on long journeys, but those of a six-foot tall disposition will still physically fit.

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It’s when sitting in rows one or two that you’ll enjoy the most space though, headroom and shoulder beating that of the equivalent BMW X5 or Mercedes GLE. Sliding the middle seats fore and aft can alter this to tip the balance in the favour of those in the rearmost pair if needs be – each seat moves individually to configure it how you’d like. The rear row can be electrically-lowered from buttons placed in the boot.

There’s also plenty of useful storage areas throughout, with large door bins in the front, a pair of cupholders between the seats and a tray area beneath the central armrest.

Will my luggage fit?

Loading large items into the boot is made easier by a sill that’s quite low for a high-riding car. Use all the seats available and boot space suffers accordingly, but dropping the third row means there is 770 litres of space on offer. Fold all seats flat into the floor and load the Q7 up to the roof and that already impressive number climbs to 1,955 litres, which makes the Audi Q7 something of a well-trimmed van in carrying capacity terms.

Will it fit in my garage?

The Audi Q7 is a big car but shouldn’t prove as difficult to park as you might expect. Front and rear parking sensors are standard, as is a crisp reversing camera. Plus, the car’s square body, large windows and high driving position affords the driver good visibility all-round. A more advanced parking system is available for automatic parking, and can display a 360-degree image of the car in its surroundings.

Safety

  • Six Isofix points
  • Five-star Euro NCAP
  • Lots of safety kit

The Q7 scores the maximum five stars at Euro NCAP crash testing, which should automatically give you some peace of mind. Lane-departure warning, traffic sign recognition and Audi Pre-Sense comes as standard, the latter of which monitors the road in front for potential collisions.

A pair of option packs are available to boost the safety credentials, though. First, the Driver Assistance – Tour Pack comes with adaptive cruise assist, predictive efficiency assistant, lane-departure warning with emergency assist, collision avoidance assist and turn assist.

As well as this, buyers can option the City Assist Pack, which comes with Side Assist (blindspot monitoring), Pre-Sense Rear, Cross-Traffic alert for the front and back of the car, and an exit warning function that scans for oncoming traffic at blind junctions.

As you’d expect from the brand, Quattro is standard on this SUV, and that means there’s a good degree of reassurance when it comes to slippery surfaces – so Audi Q7 safety promises to be impressive, proven by the list of standard systems included with every car.

Each Q7 comes with eight airbags and Attention Assist, which monitors the driver’s alertness levels and suggests a break in driving if it believes its required. On top of that there’s hold assist to stop you rolling down a hill when setting off, cruise control – with an adjustable speed limiter – a rear parking system and both Audi Pre-sense Basic and Audi Pre-sense City.

The latter works at speeds up to 52.8mph and uses a camera to monitor events up to 100m ahead; if it expects a collision with another vehicle, object or human it sends an audible warning into the cabin, then momentarily applies the brakes to jolt the driver to alert them and eventually will fully apply the brakes to minimise the impact. At speeds under 25mph it will avoid an impact entirely.

Audi Q7 Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi Q7 SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

E-tron equipment

E-tron standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
E-tron optional equipment
None available

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • DVD
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SE optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
Sport optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

SQ7 equipment

SQ7 standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
SQ7 optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

SQ7 Vorsprung equipment

SQ7 Vorsprung standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SQ7 Vorsprung optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

Vorsprung equipment

Vorsprung standard equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Vorsprung optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Audi Q7 SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 94%
Child Occupant: 88%
Vulnerable Road Users: 70%
Safety Assist: 76%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.