2010 Audi Q7 Review
Fresh styling for big SUV.
The Audi Q7 delivers luxury, comfort, safety, and capability. It offers significant towing and hauling capability and serious off-road performance. It seats seven and its tall roof provides generous headroom and a high seating position that commands an excellent view of the road ahead. The Q7 is richly infused with Audi's luxurious style and habitually high-grade interior materials and design.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondents Ted West, Kirk Bell, and Mitch McCullough contributed to this report.
Model Line Overview
|Model Lineup:||Audi Q7 3.6 Premium ($46,900); 3.0 Premium ($50,900); 4.2 Prestige ($61,000)|
|Engines:||3.6-liter DOHC 24-valve V6|
|Transmissions:||6-speed Tiptronic automatic|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and electronic brake assist, traction control, electronic stability program (ESP) with rollover sensing and tow mode, Hill Descent Control; three-position seat belts with pretensioners and load-limiters, dual front air bags, front side seat-mounted torso air bags, three-row side-curtain air bags, tire-pressure monitor|
|Safety Equipment (optional):||rear-seat side torso air bags, front and rear park assist, rearview camera, Audi Side Assist blind spot warning system|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Assembled In:||Bratislava, Slovakia|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||Audi Q7 3.6 Premium ($46,900)|
|Standard Equipment:||leather upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, 12-way power adjustable heated front seats, 40/20/40 split folding second-row seat, 50/50-split folding third-row seat, wood interior trim, cruise control, AM/FM/CD stereo with eight speakers and 6-disc CD changer, Sirius satellite radio, rearview camera, trip computer, compass and outside temperature indicator, universal garage door opener, front and rear park assist, leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping multi-function steering wheel, power windows and locks, heated power exterior mirrors with tilt-down back-up aid, remote keyless entry, alarm/engine immobilizer system, cooled glovebox, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers with heated nozzles, cargo cover, automatic headlights, front and rear fog lights, roof rails, P255/55R18 tires on alloy wheels|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||MMI Navigation ($2,500); towing package ($550)|
|Gas Guzzler Tax:|
|Price as tested (MSRP)||47725|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||280 @ 6200|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||266 @ 2750|
|Transmission:||6-speed Tiptronic automatic|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||14/20|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||39.5/NA/41.3|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:||39.0/NA/37.1|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||35.6/NA/29.2|
|Suspension, f:||independent, double wishbone with stabilizer bar, air springs|
|Suspension, r:||independent, four-link with stabilizer bar, air springs|
|Brakes, f/r:||disc/disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist|
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