The outstanding Audi Q7 offers a relaxing blend of comfort and peaceful cruising manners, while proving surprisingly agile for such a big SUV, too. Go for the 45 TDI in S Line trim, or the 55 TFSI if you really don’t want a diesel.get the best price
Trim: S Line
Our favourite trim brings more aggressive styling over Sport, including chunkier bumpers and side skirts. Equipment upgrades include 20in alloy wheels, privacy glass, rear climate control, LED headlights and sports seats. It also gets the impressive adaptive air-suspension as standard which transforms the Q7 into not only the best-riding car in its class but also one of the best in any class or budget, period.
Engine: 45 TDI Quattro
Even the less powerful of the two 3.0-litre V6 diesel engines, in the 45 TDI, delivers smooth and gutsy acceleration. But the eight-speed automatic gearbox that comes as standard is tuned to maximise emissions savings, so can be reluctant to change down at times, even if you give it plenty of gas.