Audi Q7 2017 Review – With its numerous advanced safety features, quiet and luxurious interior, cutting-edge technology, and a strong performance, the new 2017 Audi Q7 re-establishes itself in the three-row luxury crossover SUV segment. Its abundant comfort, performance, and technologies in addition to the previously mentioned highlights make it one among our favorites in its class. Its release date in the USA should be expected before this fall.
After a one year hiatus, the Q7 is now back in the segment and promises to give its competitors a run for their money. It has received the first major redesign ever since it debuted on the market nine years ago. Yes! It’s quite some time, but it’s worth the wait.
The exterior profile is highlighted by the imposing angular grille, and a sharper looking styling hues that mimic a wagon build. When you come to the cabin, changes are conspicuously noticeable once you’re seated on the comfortable and supportive seats. Most of the cues and technology available on the Q7 have been picked up from the mostly understated A8 sedan.
Despite its size, the new Q7 is still surprisingly maneuverable on the pavement. Exterior visibility is amazing and its improved handling allows for nimble cruising around turns particularly when fitted with the optional four-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension system. Another compelling reason why the new Q7 is impressive its self-driving capability.
Audi says the new Q7 can relieve the driver from long distance tedium by staying in its lane, adjusting speed limits, automatic slowing before entering a turn, and maintaining the distance between itself and the car before it through using vast amounts of data from cameras and sensors placed on critical areas.
Putting the new approach towards full autonomy aside, the redesigned Q7 also impresses with its exceptional comfort and the high-level of material quality in its cabin. Its interior comes chock full of new technologies that are intuitive and driver-centric and recommended even for those who are bewildered by smartphone apps.
Another impressive feat achieved by the Audi Q7 is the impressive fuel economy it offers from its unchanged supercharged V6 powertrain. Another reason for its laudable fuel economy is its diet – Audi says the model has shed a few hundred pounds of its curb weight.
Thorough nitpicking has only yielded one thing – limited cargo capacity. Other vehicles in its class worth your while include the 2017 BMW X5, Volvo XC90, the Acura MDX 2017, and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.
Trim Options – 2017 Audi Q7
Just as before, the seven-seat 2017 Audi Q7 is offered in Prestige, premium Plus, and Premium trim model.
2017 Audi Q7 Exterior Pictures & Interior Review
Spy photo ops have revealed the following colors for the 2017 Audi Q7 exterior: Carat Beige Metallic, Carrara White, Tofana White Crystal Effect, Night Black, Graphite Gray Metallic, Ink Blue Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Orca Black Metallic, and Argus Brown Metallic. Slight changes should be expected on its release date.
Some of the standard accessories to expect from the Q7 Premium trim model include a power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, 19” alloy wheels, LED taillights and running lights, automatic braking, heated mirrors, pedestrian detection, roof rails, automatic wipers, xenon headlights, frontal collision warning, and rear and front parking cameras.
Once you are inside, the following is available: a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a three-zone automatic climate control, S line styling hues, heated eight-way power front seats, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, selectable drive modes, Audi’s MMI interface, two USB ports, driver memory settings, satellite radio, and a 10-speaker sound system.
2017 Audi Q7 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation for the 2017 Audi Q7 is offered by a 3.0L V6 supercharged engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The power output stands at 333 horsepower and 325 lbs. ft. of torque. AWD is standard.
Zipping from 0-60 mph takes a laudable 5.9 seconds with the Q7 Prestige trim model equipped with the Adaptive Chassis package.
When we come to the fuel economy, the body authorized in fuel-economy-testing – EPA – says we should look forward to 25/19/21 mpg on the highway/city/combined.
Wheelbase: 117.9 in
Length: 199.6 in
Width: 77.5 in
Passenger volume: 136 cu ft
Cargo volume: 15 cu ft
Curb weight: 5080 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 5.5 sec
MPG: 19/25 mpg city/highway
Available Exterior Colors: Atlantis Blue Metallic, Carrara White, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Glacier White Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Lava Gray Pearl Effec,t Night Black, Orca Black Metallic, Scuba Blue Metallic and Teak Brown Metallic
Towing Capacity: 7,700 lbs.
2017 Audi Q7 Release Date & Price
The redesigned 2017 Audi Q7 price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $54,800. You can also inquire about lease terms at your local dealer. Look forward to its release date sometime before this fall, at least for the U.S.A market.