The 2017 Audi Q7 is a 7-seater full-size SUV that is available in 3 packages: Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige. The 2017 Audi Q7 standard features for the Premium package include LED running lights and taillights, automatic wipers, 19-inch wheels, drag folding heated mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, front and rear parking sensors, collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, and a power liftgate.
On the inside, the cruise control, select driving modes, auto-dimming rearview mirror, seven–inch color driver information LCD, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with four wheels mounted shift paddles, leather upholstery, heated eight-way power front seats, driver memory settings 35/30/35 split second-row folding seats and 50/50 split power-folding third-row seats. Standard technology features include a rear-view camera, Audi MMI infotainment system, 7-inch central LCD, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD and satellite radio, and two USB ports.
2017 Audi Q7 : Interior
2017 Audi Q7’s elevated ride height, would easily to be the interior confuse the flagship A8 sedan. Material quality is excellent and, as usual with Audi, the design is elegantly understated. On higher-finished models, the MMI screen and virtual gauges are so sharp that there will be an increase in resolution undetectable to the human eye. At night, the customizable pinstripe ambient lighting casts a sleek Tron-like glow, enhancing the cabin’s high-tech look and feel. The operation of the many systems in the 2017 Q7 are easy thanks to a pair of input which is the driver.
The MMI controller dial is perfectly positioned under the hand of the driver’s axis and is based on the wide gear selector handle. A touchpad also offers handwriting recognition is located just outside of the dial, and unnecessary controls are on the steering wheel. The abundance of features can be daunting at first, but after some time, it is as easy to operate as any other system can be. With all seats payload, the Q7 is limited to 14.8 cubic feet. With the third row stowed, increase capacity to 37.5 cubic feet, and in the second row flat you will look at 71.6 cubic feet of space. These figures are relatively small compared to other SUVs in this class, which can hold between 10 and 20 more cubic feet.
2017 Audi Q7: Engine
All 2017 Audi Q7 models have a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque delivery. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels. In testing, a 2017 Q7 Prestige with Adaptive Chassis package accelerates to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, which is fast for a three-row luxury SUV. The EPA estimated fuel consumption combined 21 mpg (19 city / 25 highway). These figures are about average for the class. We observed 23.3 mpg on our highway-biased evaluation loop. Properly equipped, the 2017 Q7 drag up maybe 7700 pounds, above average for this class.
2017 Audi Q7 : Safety
The common safety options for the 2017 Q7 include antilock brakes, stability, and traction control, airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and collision warning with automatic braking. Also included is Audi’s pre-sense basic system that feels as if the driver is attempting to avoid a collision and automatically tensions the seat belts, primes the braking system, and closes the windows and the roof. Available Audi Connect services also include emergency assistance, automatic crash notification, remote door locking and curfew, and speed and valet warnings. The Prestige trim gets a monitor blind spot, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and intervention, and progress notifications, behind-seat side airbags are optional on all Q7 finishes.