The outstanding Audi Q7 offers a relaxing blend of comfort and sheer power with only the BMW X5 beating it for overall driving involvement. All iterations feel classier than the Volvo XC90 with a list of luxury equipment and upgrades available, while the new SQ7 and e-tron editions due later in 2019 will cater to an even wider range of buyers.read the full model review
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.