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The Audi Q7 is an upmarket SUV that's practical, comfortable and equipped with hi-tech features. Entry-level models are well-equipped, and the spacious interior offers plenty of room for seven.
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The Audi Q7 is one of the most practical and upmarket SUVs on the market. It’s clear that Audi is trying to rival the Range Rover with the new Q7 because the driving experience is all about luxury. The Q7 has a commanding and sporty exterior design with its octagonal design and vertical chrome slats, which makes the singleframe grille stand out.
Inside the Q7, a comfortable and flexible interior offers make space for up to seven people with the adjustable third row of seats. Passengers have plenty of knee and headroom to ride comfortably, even with three people in the middle row.
As for boot space, the Audi Q7 offers 295 litres of space with all seven seats in place, which isn't as impressive as the Volvo XC90's 451 litres. However, the Q7s boot expands to 770 litres when you collapse the second row and a massive 1,955 litres when you collapse the third row. That's nearly 100 litres more than in the Volvo XC90. The Q7’s boot also offers useful options such as a powered luggage compartment cover, soft-close doors and a heated windscreen.
The Audi Q7 has a brilliant interior with no rattle or movements in the trim and plenty of soft-touch plastics on the dashboard and the tops of the doors. All models also get coloured ambient lighting that gives the Audi a cocktail-bar theme at night.
The Q7 has a high-resolution 12.3-inch display and a fully digital Audi virtual cockpit, providing you with information including vehicle speed and engine speed.
Four trim levels are available, including Sport, S Line, Black Edition and Vorsprung.
Sport trim models come with 19-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, four-way electric lumbar adjustment, heated front seats, two-zone climate control, and an electrically operated boot lid. You also get a sat nav, four-wheel drive, cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
S Line models add subtle S line styling, 20-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara leather interior and brushed aluminium trim, LED headlights that dip automatically and four-zone climate control.
Black Edition trim models come with a black grille and black-painted mirror caps, 21-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic glass roof and adaptive air suspension. It also comes with a flat-bottomed steering wheel and Audi's virtual cockpit digital driver's display.
The top-of-the-range Tekna models come with 22-inch alloy wheels, a black grille, metal running boards, and upgraded front sports seats with supple leather upholstery. It also has heated seats in the middle row, a suede-like Alcantara headlining, upgraded driver assistance features and Audi's Virtual Cockpit, which replaces analogue dials with a digital driver's display.
Audi offers the Q7 with three engine variants, including two diesel and one petrol.
All engines are 3.0-litre V6 units, assisted by a small battery and belt alternator starter, forming a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The electrical assistance is usually negligible, but you may notice the start-stop system cutting in sooner when you approach a junction.
The Audi Q7 is relaxing to drive with hardly any noise and quiet engines. The SUV also corners surprisingly well despite its size, and it's comfortable to ride in, thanks to its air suspension.
Prices for the new Audi Q7 start from £61,835.00 OTR* or to lease from £666.05 per month.
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Additionally, due to fixed monthly payments, a small initial investment, variable mileage, and contract terms, leasing an Audi Q7 may be less expensive than making an outright purchase with a bank loan or dealer financing.
*'On the road' price is correct at the time of publication and includes one year's road fund licence, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change. Always check with your nearest retailer.