The 2017 Audi Q7 is a seven-seater full size crossover SUV that offers luxurious interior, powerful engine, excellent safety, sophisticated steering and better mpg. This all-wheel drive SUV is available in three trim levels – Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige. The Audi Q7 Premium is starting at MSRP $49,000 while the starting MSRP of Premium Plus is $53,000 and Prestige starts at MSRP $65,000. The main rivals of the 2017 Audi Q7 are the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class and Volvo XC90.
ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS
The 2017 Audi Q7 is powered by a 3.0 Liter V6, Supercharged /TFSI, Six cylinder, 24 valve DOHC engine that makes 333 horsepower @ 5,500 – 6,500 RPM and 325 lb-ft torque @ 2,900 – 5,300 RPM. And, it is mated with eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The SUV accelerates the 0 – 60 mph in just 5.7 sec with a top track speed of 130 mph. As far as mileage is concerned, according to the EPA, the Audi Q7 has fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
The SUV has a fuel tank capacity of 22.5 gal. It has a turning circle of 40.7 ft. Besides, the maximum available towing capacity of this SUV is 7,700 lbs which is, indeed, above average for this class.
The 2017 Audi Q7 comes with lightweight construction and striking design. It is fitted with 19" 5-V-spoke design wheel, whereas its top model Prestige comes fitted with 20″ 10-spoke star design gray /polished finish wheels with run flat tires and full LED headlights. And, the Premium Plus features auto dimming exterior side mirrors and power tailgate with hands free release.
In terms of dimension, it measures 199.6 inches in length, 68.5 inches in height and 87.1 inches in width with mirrors, at the same time it comes with a wheelbase of 117.9 inches. The curb weight of the vehicle is 4,938 lb.
The 2017 Audi Q7 comes in these attractive colors – Carat Beige Metallic, Carrara White, Ink Blue Metallic, Tofana White Crystal Effect, Graphite Gray Metallic, Orca Black Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Argus Brown Metallic, Night Black and Florett Silver Metallic.
The 2017 Audi Q7 comes with well styled and high quality cabin. The car features a standard panoramic sunroof and powered third row seats. The SUV has a seating capacity of seven passengers. Seats are very comfortable and well cushioned and the second and third row seats can separately be folded. At the same time, seats are heated and leather upholstery. There is ample head room, shoulder room and legroom.
The standard features of the SUV include Audi’s MMI infotainment system, tri-zone automatic climate control, push button start, front and rear parking sensors, a 7-inch display, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and dual USB ports. However, the cargo space of the car is 37.5 cubic feet behind the second row, 14.8 cubic feet behind the third row and with both rear rows folded it is 71.6 cubic feet.
The Premium Plus features Electric tilt /telescoping steering column, LED interior lighting package, Audi advanced key (keyless entry with hands free tailgate open /close), Audi side assist with pre sense rear and Audi MMI Navigation plus package.
On the other hand, the top trim Prestige comes loaded with Audi virtual cockpit with Head-up display, integrated child door locks in rear doors, top view camera system and BOSE 3D sound system with 19 speakers and BOSE advanced sound staging technology.
The 2017 Audi Q7 is an excellent performer. The SUV maneuvers well in tight spots. It offers a pleasing ride and handling. In terms of braking, the SUV is fitted with 4-wheel disc brakes and 4-wheel drum brakes.
On the safety front, the 2017 Audi Q7 comes equipped with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD) and brake assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Driver adaptive and front passenger dual stage airbags, Sideguard head curtain airbags, Front passenger thorax side airbags, Tire-pressure monitoring system and Electromechanical parking brake.
Other safety features of the car include Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in rear seats, Power central locking system with safety unlock
feature, Night Vision, Traction Control, Lane Departure Warning and Anti theft alarm system with immobilizer.
The 2017 Audi Q7 comes with several driving aids and latest safety features. It has supercharged powerful V6 engine. Besides, the SUV comes with spacious and comfortable interior.
The major drawback of the 2017 Audi Q7 is its limited cargo space than rivals.
The 2017 Audi Q7 is the best mid size luxury SUV, which comes with plenty of latest features. The SUV has luxurious interior and nimble handling. The higher trim level of this three row luxury SUV is exceptionally stylish and comfortable which satisfies the needs of buyers.