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For The Audi Q7 gives you imposing looks, plentiful engine choice and a reasonably sporty driving experience for a 4x4.

Against The sheer scale of the Q7 makes it a nightmare to park. The third row of seats is surprisingly cramped, and it's not a cheap car to buy or run.

Audi Q7 4x4
33 5stars

The Audi Q7 is very impressive in some areas, but equally disappointing in others. If you can afford to buy and run one, then it’s appealing choice, but there are better rivals.

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There are 11 Audi Q7 versions available

4x4 3.0 TDI 204 SE 5dr £43,895
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 TDI 204 S line 5dr £45,555
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 TDI 245 S line 5dr £46,985
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 TDI 204 S line Plus 5dr £50,055
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 TDI 245 S line Plus 5dr £51,485
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 TDI 245 S Line Style Editi 5dr £52,985
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 3.0 TDI 245 S Line Sport Editi 5dr £54,485
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
4x4 4.2 TDI 340 S line 5dr £56,620
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 4.2 TDI 340 S line Plus 5dr £61,120
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 4.2 TDI 340 S Line Style Editi 5dr £62,620
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
4x4 4.2 TDI 340 S Line Sport Editi 5dr £64,120
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

If your heart is set on an Audi Q7, you have plenty of choices to make. Not least the colour – there's a palette of around eight to choose from, but if none of those tickle your fancy, Audi's paint shop will recreate any colour you choose. For a price, naturally.

Then there's your choice of engine. We'd go for the entry-level 3.0 TDI with 201bhp, but we also like the 242bhp version of the same engine – it provides plenty of power and sensible running costs. The Clean Diesel version is fine if you have a genuine environmental conscience, but if your decision to go green is a financial one, leave it be – it won't save you anything in company car tax. All the other engines are strong, but running costs start to get beyond a joke, especially if you go for a petrol.

Trim-wise, we'd stick with the standard Audi Q7. SE cars are a little posher and S line a little sportier, but the standard car comes with everything you really need.

Reader test team says:

Audi Q7 4x4 3.0 TDI 245 SE 5dr

Fantastic car! The changes on the 2011 model make a massive difference and I can only assume that nobody at What Car has actually driven this car or…

Gerry Brennan

5 out of 5 stars

Audi Q7 4x4 3.0 V6 TDI S Line 5dr

I Have had this car now for 10 months 08 plate after 6ooo miles i needed 2 new front tyres (outside wear)and was told the same thing (im going round…

steve snell

4 out of 5 stars

Audi Q7 4x4 3.0 V6 TDI 5dr

Generally I change my car after 6 months & having owned numerous 4WD's incl. Disco's, BMW X5, Toyota LC Amazons, Patrols & 4 Volvo XC 90's, the Q7 is…

David Smith

5 out of 5 stars

Audi Q7 4x4 3.0 V6 TDI S line 5dr

Brilliant car. It drives like a car and feels like a car and maybe that's why tyre wear has been an issue. I had mine replaced at 10k by Audi and have…

Charles Dowie

4 out of 5 stars
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