Audi was one of the first brands to offer four-wheel drive, and yet it was actually something of a latecomer to the SUV sector, only entering it in 2006, with the original Audi Q7.
This second-generation model sticks closely to the template of that first car, meaning it has four-wheel drive to give it some off-road ability, but is geared towards surefooted and comfortable on-road use, rather than traversing muddy fields.
What's more, it delivers a healthy dose of luxury, and it's an extremely practical choice, thanks to a generously proportioned interior with seven seat.
Power comes from a smooth and hushed 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, with either 215bhp or 268bhp. And if you choose the optional air suspension, the ride is superb, which clearly differentiates the Audi from firmer, sportier rivals, such as the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne.
Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know before buying an Audi Q7, including which of the trim levels and engines to choose.