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.
What Car? says
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
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:
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