Audi Q7

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Base MSRP price range:
$48,300 - $61,900
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CR Model Summary
Audi's three-row, luxury SUV is roomy and nicely finished inside. The standard powertrain is a supercharged V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic. A more frugal 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel version is also offered. It is relatively refined and delivers a long cruising range. Handling is fairly nimble, but the Q7 doesn't shine at its limits. The ride is steady, though it's rather stiff at low speeds. Front-seat comfort is excellent, interior fit and finish is impressive, and the cabin is quiet. But the MMI driver-interaction system and associated controls are complex. A very snug third-row seat is standard. A redesigned Q7 will debut soon.
General Model Specs
Body styles
4-door SUV
Drive wheels
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Engines available
3.0-liter V6 supercharged (280 hp)
3.0-liter V6 supercharged (333 hp)
3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel (240 hp)
Transmissions available
8-speed automatic
Basic: 4/50
Powertrain: 4 year/ 50,000 mile
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Reliability History - Audi Q7
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/yes
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/optional
Side curtain air bags Standard with rollover
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap Good
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash Good
IIHS rear crash Good
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / 4