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Audi Q7

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Summary


The Audi Q7 is a large SUV/crossover, the largest in Audi’s rapidly expanding model range. The current second-generation model was launched in 2015, with a mid-life update in 2019.

The Q7 range includes the flagship high-performance SQ7 model. There was previously a diesel-electric plug-in hybrid model, however this was dropped in 2019 when the range was updated.

Both the Audi Q7 and SQ7 have received very good reviews, with the SQ7 averaging very slightly higher scores in most cases. As of August 2021, the 36 reviews we have gathered on the Q7 give it an overall Expert Rating of 77%, which is competitive with the Land Rover Discovery and Volvo XC90, although a few places behind the new Land Rover Defender.

The Audi Q7 has received particular praise for its comfort, refinement and cabin quality, which are all considered to be best in class. The main criticisms related to the stying, particularly in the facelifted models launched in 2019.

Key specifications


Body style: Large SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £58,570 on-road

Launched: Summer 2015
Last updated: Autumn 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2019

92%

ADULT OCCUPANT

86%

CHILD OCCUPANT

71%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

72%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

The Audi Q7 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

If the Q7 is put through the Green NCAP lab testing programme, we will publish the results here.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Audi Q7 has received

2021

  • What Car? Awards – Best Luxury SUV for Comfort

2020

  • What Car? Awards – Best Luxury SUV

2019

  • What Car? Awards – Best Luxury SUV

2018

  • What Car? Awards – Best Luxury SUV

2017

  • What Car? Awards – Best Luxury SUV

2016

  • Professional Driver Awards – Best Luxury SUV
  • Autocar Awards – Innovation Award (SQ7 TDI)

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Audi Q7, you might also be interested in these alternatives

BMW X5 | Land Rover Discovery | Lexus RX LMaserati Levante | Mercedes-Benz GLE | Porsche Cayenne | Range Rover Sport | Toyota Highlander | Volkswagen Touareg | Volvo XC90

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