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 the first car, meaning it has four-wheel drive to give it some off-road ability, but is geared more towards surefooted and comfortable road driving 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 seats.
Most buyers choose a diesel, but company car drivers may also be interested in the Q7 E-tron; this combines a V6 engine with an electric motor to give greatly reduced CO2 emissions.
Meanwhile, at the other end of the scale is the V8 powered SQ7, one of the fastest seven-seaters you can buy.
So, how does the Q7 compare with rivals such as the BMW X5, Land Rover Discovery and Volvo XC90? Read on for everything you need to know, including which engine, trim level and options to choose.
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